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Shailaja to be dropped from 2010 CWG elite list

Four top women lifters of India are dropped from the core group for the 2010 Commonwealth Games

Preparations after they failed to report for the national camp in time, Indian Weightlifting Federation said.

Pujari, Renubala Chanu, S Yamini and Shristi Singh were among 60 elite lifters selected for 2010 CWG training which started in February but the quartet did not turn up for the camp at Patiala despite given an extended time to join.

Pujari won three gold in 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games in 75 kg while Renu Bala won gold in the 2006 Melbourne Games in 58 kg. Yamini won a bronze in 58 kg in the National Championships in Pune early this year while Shristi Singh earned a silver in 69 kg in the Commonwealth Youth Games in Pune last year.

Their hopes of taking part in 2010 CWG are as good as over with President Harbhajan saying that any lifter outside the elite list would not be considered unless he or she came up with some extraordinary performance in national championships later this year.

Their participation in regional competitions is controlled by WADA/NADA rules.

Their participation in CWG 2010 depends on their selection by the National Selection Committee and clearance by NADA.