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2022 Junior World Weightlifting Championships: Gyaneshwari Yadav Lifts Silver, V Rithika Bags Bronze

2022 Junior World Weightlifting Championships: Gyaneshwari Yadav Lifts Silver, V Rithika Bags Bronze

In the women’s 49kg category, Gyaneshwari Yadav lifted 156kg while V Rithika managed 150kg to give India a double podium finish at Jr World Weightlifting C'Ships.

03 May 2022
Singapore Weightlifting: Vikas Thakur, Venkat Rahul Ragala Qualify For Commonwealth Games

Singapore Weightlifting: Vikas Thakur, Venkat Rahul Ragala Qualify For Commonwealth Games

All Indian weightlifters competing in the event qualified for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, including Saikhom Mirabai Chanu in her new 55kg weight...

27 February 2022

Singapore Weightlifting International 2022: Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Books CWG Spot With 55Kg Gold

Competing in the 55kg category for the first time, Saikhom Mirabai Chanu lifted 191kg (86kg+105kg). Australia's Jessica Sewastenko took silver.

In Olympic Medalist Mirabai Chanu's Village In Manipur, Drinking Water Is A Big Issue This Election

In Olympic Medalist Mirabai Chanu's Village In Manipur, Drinking Water Is A Big Issue This Election

Manipur Election 2022: Nongpok Kakching, the native village of weightlifter Mirabai Chanu still hasn’t drinking water facility. The hope of drinking water...

25 February 2022

Aveenash Pandoo Appointed India’s First Weightlifting High-Performance Director Until Paris 2024

Aveenash Pandoo will come to India with more than two decades of coaching experience in South Africa and Indonesia. He was instrumental in helping two...

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27 December 2021
Yearender 2021: Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Lifts Spirits But Weightlifting Faces Uncertain Future

Yearender 2021: Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Lifts Spirits But Weightlifting Faces Uncertain Future

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, a former world champion, had left the 2016 Rio Olympics in tears after failing to log a legitimate lift but five years on, she displayed...


17 December 2021
Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships: Purnima Pandey Lifts Gold, Books 2022 CWG Spot

Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships: Purnima Pandey Lifts Gold, Books 2022 CWG Spot

Purnima Pandey created eight national records enroute to her women’s +87kg gold medal. She also became the fourth Indian to qualify for the 2022 Commonwealth...


14 December 2021
Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships: Ajay Singh Books 2022 CWG Berth With 81kg Gold

Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships: Ajay Singh Books 2022 CWG Berth With 81kg Gold

Ajay Singh becomes the third Indian to qualify for the 2022 CWG from the Tashkent event. Earlier, Jeremy Lalrinnunga (67kg) and Achinta Sheuli (73kg) won gold...


11 December 2021
Who Is Jeremy Lalrinnunga

Who Is Jeremy Lalrinnunga

Jeremy Lalrinnunga booked his spot at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham with a men's 67kg gold in the Commonwealth Championships on Friday. He is also...


11 December 2021
Jeremy Lalrinnunga, Achinta Sheuli Book 2022 CWG Spots With Commonwealth Championships Gold

Jeremy Lalrinnunga, Achinta Sheuli Book 2022 CWG Spots With Commonwealth Championships Gold

Jeremy Lalrinnunga lifted a total of 305kg (141kg+164kg) in the men’s 67kg event. He also created NR in the snatch event but was unable to do the same in the...


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10 December 2021
Boxing, Weightlifting Among Olympic Sports In Danger Of Losing 2028 Los Angeles Spots

Boxing, Weightlifting Among Olympic Sports In Danger Of Losing 2028 Los Angeles Spots

Boxing, weightlifting and modern pentathlon have been left off the initial list of 28 on the 2028 programme for the 2028 Los Angeles Olympic Games, which will...


25 November 2021
Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Withdraws From World Weightlifting And Commonwealth Championships

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Withdraws From World Weightlifting And Commonwealth Championships

Olympic silver medallist in the 49kg category Saikhom Mirabai Chanu has withdrawn from World Championship and the Commonwealth Senior Championship on the...


25 November 2021
Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Withdraws From World Weightlifting And Commonwealth Championships

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Withdraws From World Weightlifting And Commonwealth Championships

Olympic silver medallist in the 49kg category Saikhom Mirabai Chanu has withdrawn from World Championship and the Commonwealth Senior Championship on the...


04 September 2021
Amit Shah Tells Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, Don't Be Content With Olympics Silver Medal

Amit Shah Tells Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, Don't Be Content With Olympics Silver Medal

Mirabai had clinched a silver medal in the 49kg category weightlifting that opened India's account at the recently-concluded Tokyo Olympics


29 August 2021
Mirabai Chanu's Tokyo Olympics Silver Medal Is 'Oxygen' For Weightlifting, Says Karnam Malleswari

Mirabai Chanu's Tokyo Olympics Silver Medal Is 'Oxygen' For Weightlifting, Says Karnam Malleswari

Malleswari, who had won a weightlifting bronze in the 2000 Olympics, said that sports culture will grow in the country


17 August 2021
Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Eyes Asian Games Weightlifting Medal After Tokyo Olympics Silver

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Eyes Asian Games Weightlifting Medal After Tokyo Olympics Silver

Mirabai Chanu said she is focussed on the Asian Games gold medal, which remains the only accolade missing from her cabinet.


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08 August 2021
Tokyo 2020: India Basks In Neeraj Chopra's Golden Throw; Records Best-ever Olympics

Tokyo 2020: India Basks In Neeraj Chopra's Golden Throw; Records Best-ever Olympics

With the addition of Chopra's gold on the last day of their competitive schedule, India signed off with seven medals in all, including two silver and four...


04 August 2021
Tokyo Olympics: Weightlifter Lasha Talakhadze Sets Three New World Records, Wins Gold

Tokyo Olympics: Weightlifter Lasha Talakhadze Sets Three New World Records, Wins Gold

The defending champion from Georgia lifted 223 kilograms in the snatch and 265kg in the clean and jerk for a total 488kg on Wednesday.


31 July 2021
Tokyo Olympics: Lyu Xiaojun Becomes Oldest Weightlifting Champ At 37

Tokyo Olympics: Lyu Xiaojun Becomes Oldest Weightlifting Champ At 37

Lyu lifted 170kg in the snatch and 204kg in the clean and jerk for a total 374kg which was 7kg more than the second placed Zacarias Bonnat of the Dominican...


29 July 2021
Weightlifting At Tokyo Olympic Games

Weightlifting At Tokyo Olympic Games

Weightlifting competitions at Tokyo 2020 have 14 events - seven each in men's and women's competitions


06 August 2021
Mirabai Chanu Fires A Medal-Starved Nation’s Dreams

Mirabai Chanu Fires A Medal-Starved Nation’s Dreams

A deep passion for sports runs in the DNA of Manipur. But even after the silvery miracle of Mirabai Chanu, poverty and political isolation still haunt this...



27 July 2021
Mirabai Chanu Gets Emotional Welcome At Home, Manipur Celebrates Weightlifter's Tokyo 2020 Silver

Mirabai Chanu Gets Emotional Welcome At Home, Manipur Celebrates Weightlifter's Tokyo 2020 Silver

A stringent training regimen after the 2016 Rio Games had limited Chanu's visits to home for the past five years.


27 July 2021
Mirabai Chanu Feted By Sports Ministry For Tokyo 2020 Weightlifting Silver

Mirabai Chanu Feted By Sports Ministry For Tokyo 2020 Weightlifting Silver

India’s first medal winner at the Tokyo Olympics Saikhom Mirabai Chanu and her coach Vijay Sharma returned to India Monday evening and were given a hero’s...


27 July 2021
Tokyo Olympics Silver-medallist Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Returns

Tokyo Olympics Silver-medallist Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Returns

Mirabai lifted a total of 202kg (87kg+115kg) in the 49kg category to better Karnam Malleswari's bronze in the 2000 Sydney Olympics


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