Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu said the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has robbed her of the chance to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics due to its callous attitude and it must issue an apology and compensate her
Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu's case, which has been marred by several anomalies and administrative goof-ups, has been dragging on since she tested positive for anabolic steroid testosterone in November 2017
Former world champion Saikhom Mirabai Chanu currently occupies third place in the women's 49kg world rankings following the cancellation of the Asian Championships, the last Olympics qualifying event of the continent due to the coronavirus outbreak
India were to send five men, including Youth Olympics gold medallist Jeremy Lalrinnunga (67kg), and four women, including Chanu (49kg), to the April 16-25 gold-level Olympic qualifying event in Uzbekistan
The Mizoram lifter, who became the first Indian to win a gold at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires in 2018, lifted 132kg after two failed attempts but he was at his best in clean and jerk to lift 167kg en route to a total of 299kg
The first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal, Karnam Malleswari also said that Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, one of leading medal contenders in the Tokyo Olympics, has learnt from her past Olympic experience
ARD, who broke the story on Russia's state doping scandal, claim prominent weightlifters were rarely subject to tests, while some controllers were allegedly taking cash to accept manipulated urine samples.
India won a whopping 227 international medals in July but how many of those will translate into an Olympic gold, silver or bronze in Tokyo 2020? The sports ministry feels India's best chance will be in Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028 Olympics