New Delhi, Aug 26 (PTI) Glasgow Commonwealth Games gold medallists Sivalingam Sathish Kumar and Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu will spearhead the Indian attack at the IWF Senior World Weightlifting Championships at Houston, USA, which will also double up as the qualification tournament for next year’s Rio Olympics.
A 14-member team will vie for top honours besides Olympic berths for the country at the World Championships to be held from November 10 to 29.
Besides 14 weightlifters (seven male and seven women), the contingent will also comprise four coaches, one masseuse and one physiotherapist.
Before the World Championships, the entire team will undergo a short-term foreign training camp to prepare for the prestigious event.
Men: Sukhen Dey (56kg), Jamjang Deru (56kg), Apurba Chetia (62kg), Deepak Lather (62kg), Papul Changmai (69kg), Sivalingam Sathish Kumar (77kg) and Kojum Taba (77kg).
Women: Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu (48kg), Saikhom Mirabai Chanu (48kg), Matsa Santoshi (53kg), Bangaru Usha (53kg), Pramila Krisani (58kg), Minati Sethi (58kg) and Punam Yadav (63kg).
Coaches: Vijay Sharma, Kunjarani Devi, Sandip Kumar and Balwinder Singh Mehdwan.
Physiotherapist: Aakrant Saxena and Masseuse: Nepram Renubala Chanu