Saikhom Mirabai Chanu

Manipuri girls shine at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018

Manipuri girls shine at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018

On the first day of one of the world's most prestigious tournaments, the new weight-lifting queen, 23-year-old Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, set a new record in the 48kg category and bagged the first gold for India during the 21st Commonwealth Games 2018 at Gold Coast, Queensland in Australia.

Apr 12, 2018, 20:42 PM IST
World weightlifting champion Mirabai gets Rs 20 lakh

World weightlifting champion Mirabai gets Rs 20 lakh

Mirabai said: "A sports person needs money for nutritious food and quality training.

Jan 27, 2018, 15:52 PM IST
Meet weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu: The new poster girl of Indian sport

Meet weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu: The new poster girl of Indian sport

Mirabai Chanu is doubly thrilled as the gold has erased the memories of a disastrous Rio Olympics where she had failed to even lift her entry weight of 104kg in clean and jerk to end her 48kg category event as DNF (Did Not Finish).

Dec 02, 2017, 19:55 PM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind congratulates Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, thanks Manipur for giving  a 'series of champion sportswomen'

President Ram Nath Kovind congratulates Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, thanks Manipur for giving a 'series of champion sportswomen'

Mirabai, 23, lifted an impressive total of 194kg in the women's 48kg to win the gold medal at the World Weightlifting Championship in Anaheim, USA today to win the gold medal.

Nov 30, 2017, 14:09 PM IST
Saikhom Mirabai Chanu becomes first Indian to win Weightlifting World Championship title in more than two decades

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu becomes first Indian to win Weightlifting World Championship title in more than two decades

Seeing the tricolour from the podium, tears of joy rolled down her cheeks, as Chanu picked up a rare honour for an Indian at the marquee event.

Nov 30, 2017, 12:47 PM IST
Rio Olympics 2016: How India performed on Day 1 of biggest sporting extravaganza

Rio Olympics 2016: How India performed on Day 1 of biggest sporting extravaganza

Jitu Rai's failure summed up India's sagging fortunes at the world greatest sporting spectacle.

Aug 07, 2016, 08:08 AM IST
2016 Rio Olympics: Lifters Sathish Kumar, Saikhom ​Mirabai to represent India

2016 Rio Olympics: Lifters Sathish Kumar, Saikhom ​Mirabai to represent India

Mirabai was the best finisher among women competitors and created two new national records.

Jun 17, 2016, 21:36 PM IST
Indian weightlifters earn two quota places for Olympics

Indian weightlifters earn two quota places for Olympics

2014 Commonwealth Games gold medallist Sanjita Chanu also did well in the women's 48kg to end at ninth spot.

May 02, 2016, 16:49 PM IST
Jitu Rai wins gold for India on opening day of Incheon Asian Games

Jitu Rai wins gold for India on opening day of Incheon Asian Games

New shooting sensation Jitu Rai stole the limelight by provided the first gold medal, while Shweta Chaudhry claimed a bronze as India launched their campaign in the 17th Asian Games on a rousing note with two medals on the opening day of competitions here Saturday.

Sep 20, 2014, 20:41 PM IST
India's schedule on Day 1 of 2014 Asian Games

India's schedule on Day 1 of 2014 Asian Games

Schedule for Indian athletes on Day 1 of competition at the Incheon Asian Games. Indian athletes will compete in as many as 13 sports. And medals are expected to come from weightlifting and shooting.

Sep 19, 2014, 21:40 PM IST
Indian weightlifters eye maiden gold medal at Asian Games

Indian weightlifters eye maiden gold medal at Asian Games

Having raised the country's expectations after winning 12 'clean' medals in the recently concluded Glasgow Commonwealth Games (CWG), the Indian weightlifting contingent will be eyeing more glory in the 17th Asian Games starting Friday in the South Korean city of Incheon.

Sep 18, 2014, 22:17 PM IST

Only 4 out of 12 medallists tested for doping: Weightlifting coach

Indian weightlifters and doping have finally parted ways, feels a relieved women`s team coach Hansa Sharma, who was at the background as the country`s lifters bagged as many as 12 medals at the Commonwealth Games, thus burying the ghosts associated with the doping menace.

Aug 07, 2014, 21:21 PM IST

Lifter Sanjita Khumukcham wins India`s first gold medal at 2014 Commonwealth Games

Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu and Saikhom Mirabai Chanu bagged a gold and silver, respectively, in women`s 48kg weightlifting in a display of overwhelming domination to open India`s medal account on the opening day of the competition in the 20th Commonwealth Games here on Thursday.

Jul 24, 2014, 22:48 PM IST

Commonwealth Games 2014: India look to open medal account with weightlifting

India`s first medal in the 20th Commonwealth Games is expected to come on Thursday from weightlifting when the competitions begin with the women`s 48kg and men`s 56kg weight categories, respectively, here.

Jul 23, 2014, 19:25 PM IST

Mirabai wins 3 silver in Asian Junior Weightlifting

India opened their medal account in the Asian Junior Weightlifting Championships with Saikhom Mirabai Chanu winning three sliver in women`s 48kg category at Bangsaen in Thailand today.

Mar 09, 2014, 17:55 PM IST

Mirabai wins three bronze in Junior World Weightlifting

India opened their medal account in the Junior World Weightlifting Championships with Saikhom Mirabai Chanu bagging three bronze in the women`s 48kg category on the opening day of the competition in Lima, Peru on Sunday.

May 05, 2013, 17:23 PM IST

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