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China`s Wang finally lifts Olympic gold

Last Updated: Sunday, July 29, 2012, 02:42

Four-time world champion Mingjuan Wang finally won an Olympic weightlifting gold Saturday, needing just three lifts to blow away the rest of the field.

I`m not intimidated by presence of big names: Soniya Chanu

Last Updated: Monday, July 23, 2012, 11:09

Asserting that she has qualified for the Olympics on her own, diminutive weightlifter Soniya Chanu on Sunday said she is not going to get intimidated by the presence of some of the big names.

Low-profile Soniya keen to spring up surprise

Last Updated: Saturday, July 21, 2012, 15:47

Karnam Malleshwari`s bronze at the 2000 Sydney Olympics raised the profile of Indian weightlifting by several notches but little is expected of London-bound Soniya Chanu and the lifter does not mind it one bit as she is keen on springing a surprise at the mega-event.

Weightlifters are not here to make up numbers: Coach

Last Updated: Thursday, July 19, 2012, 23:37

Weightlifting coach Devidutt Sharma does not want to talk big by promising a medal from his wards but says the two-member Indian team here is not just to make up the numbers in the London Olympics.

Katulu Ravi Kumar: Profile 2012 London Olympics

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 16:56

Katulu Ravi Kumar is an Indian weightlifter from Orissa who won the gold medal in 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Ngangbam Soniya Chanu: Profile 2012 London Olympics

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 16:55

Ngangbam Soniya Chanu who hails from Manipur was selected by Indian Weightlifting Federation after Indian weightlifters had earned two quota places for London Olympics -

Low-profile Soniya keen to spring up surprise

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 13:32

Pura chance hai medal jeetne ka (there is every chance of winning a medal)," Chanu told a news agency.

Jr Commonwealth weightlifter faces official apathy

Last Updated: Sunday, June 17, 2012, 16:01

He clinched gold in the Junior Commonwealth Weightlifting championship to bring glory for the nation as well as Odisha. Yet he remains unsung and unnoticed.

SAI felicitates weightlifters for good show in C`wealth C`ship

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 13:58

The Indian weightlifting team, which won a whopping 45 medals in the recently-concluded Commonwealth Championships at Samoa, was today felicitated by the Sports Authority of India (SAI).

India wins 11 golds on 1st day of Commonwealth Weightlifting

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 06, 2012, 21:40

India made an impressive start to the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship by bagging 15 medals, including 11 gold, on the opening day at Apia, Samoa on Wednesday

India names 44 lifters for Commonwealth Championships

Last Updated: Monday, May 21, 2012, 16:09

India on Monday named a 44-member team for the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships (senior, junior and youth) to be held at Apia, Samoa.

Medal hope Ravi finish 3rd in Asian Weightlifting

Last Updated: Thursday, April 26, 2012, 18:13

India`s chances of grabbing a London Olympics berth in weightlifting suffered a blow as their main medal hope Katulu Ravi Kumar finished sixth in men`s 69kg category on the third day of Senior Asian Weightlifting Championships at Pyeongtaek, South Korea on Thursday.