NEW DELHI, May 2: Indian weightlifters earned two quota places for Rio Olympics � one each in men�s and women�s sections � at the recently-concluded Senior Asian Championships at Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Indian women lifters collected 100 points and stood third, while men earned 129 points and finished sixth at the Championships, by virtue of which the country earned two berths for the Rio Games, to be held in August.
Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWLF) will hold trials across all weight divisions to select two lifters � one man and one woman � to represent the country at the Olympics.
�We have secured two quota places, one each in men�s and women�s categories. Now we will be holding trials to select the best two lifters who will represent India at the Rio Games,� IWLF vice-president Sahdev Yadav told PTI.
Yadav said the date of the trials will be decided later.
�We will give our lifters some time to recover and then we will decide on a date to hold the trials,� said Yadav.
Yadav said only those lifters who are training at the national camp will be eligible to take part in the trials. � PTI