Indian Weightlifting Federation provisionally suspends 21 weightlifters in doping scandal
Indian Weightlifting Federation provisionally suspends 21 weightlifters in doping scandal

In what could be termed as one of the biggest doping scandals in recent years, as many as 21 weightlifters have been provisionally suspended by the Indian Weightlifting Federation after testing positive for banned substances.

Jimjang Deru creates national record in weightlifting

Weightlifter Jimjang Deru of Arunachal Pradesh created a national record by lifting 238 kgs in the under 56 kg category at the 10th Youth National Weightlifting Championship held in Yamuna Nagar, Haryana.

Not enough podiums, but lifters bury ghosts of doping
Not enough podiums, but lifters bury ghosts of doping

 There is not much to show in terms of stellar performances but the fact that Indian weightlifters managed to bury the ghost of doping, which has haunted them for long, was no less an achievement in what can easily be considered a good year for the sport.

World champion Marcin Dolega suspended over doping
World champion Marcin Dolega suspended over doping

Poland`s three-time world weightlifting champion Marcin Dolega has been suspended by his federation over suspicions of doping and banned from taking part in next month`s World Championships in Kazakhstan.

Asian Games: China`s gentle giant Zhou Lulu outshines the men
Asian Games: China`s gentle giant Zhou Lulu outshines the men

China dominated the Asian Games weightlifting and their toughest woman Zhou Lulu outshone the world`s strongest man to round off a week of scintillating record-breaking action. 

Asian Games: Qatar`s outclassed lifter `not here for holiday`
Asian Games: Qatar`s outclassed lifter `not here for holiday`

Qatar gained a unique record at the weightlifting arena on Tuesday when Essa Saleh Al Buainain completed the lightest sequence of lifts in the Asian Games - male or female.

Asian Games: India`s weightlifters throw off spectre of doping
Asian Games: India`s weightlifters throw off spectre of doping

India`s weightlifters will be looking to build on their new-found clean status at the Asian Games in Incheon after bagging 12 medals at this summer`s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

PNG weightlifter cleared of toilet sex assault

A Commonwealth Games weightlifter from Papua New Guinea was on Tuesday cleared of sexually assaulting a man in a Glasgow supermarket toilet.

Powerlifter Sakina Khatun wins bronze, Basha fails

Indian powerlifter Sakina Khatun won the bronze in the women`s lightweight (up to 61kg) category to give the country its first medal of day 10 of the 2014 Commonwealth Games here Saturday.

CWG 2014: Nigeria’s Amalaha stripped of weightlifting gold

Nigeria teenager Chika Amalaha has been stripped of her Commonwealth Games weightlifting gold medal after failing a doping test, the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) said on Friday.

Commonwealth Games: David Katoatau claims first ever gold for Kiribati

David Katoatau won the tiny Pacific island nation of Kiribati`s first ever medal at the Commonwealth Games as he claimed gold in the men`s 105kg weightlifting competition.

Himachal CM congratulates CWG silver medallist Vikas Thakur

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Wednesday congratulated Vikas Thakur for winning silver in the 85 kg category in men`s weight lifting in the Commonwealth Games.

Glasgow show will change perception about weightlifting: IWLF

Admitting that Indian Weightlifting was known for doping in the recent past, national federation president Birendra Prasad Baishya today said the spectacular show by lifters in the Commonwealth Games here would bring a change in the perception towards the sport in the country.

CWG 2014: Nigerian weightlifter Chika Amalaha in doping shock

Nigerian teenage weightlifter Chika Amalaha has been provisionally suspended from the Commonwealth Games after testing positive in a doping test taken after she won gold in the women`s 53kg category, the Commonwealth Games Federation announced Tuesday.

Commonwealth Games: Marie Fegue lands Cameroon first gold since 2002

Marie Fegue won the women`s 69kg weightlifting category on Monday to hand Cameroon its first Commonwealth Games gold medal since 2002.

CWG 2014: Debutant lifter Satish Sivalingam strikes gold, Ravi Katulu fetches silver

Indian weightlifter Satish Sivalingam scripted history in just his debut Commonwealth Games, breaking the Games record en route to a gold medal, while compatriot Ravi Katulu took the silver in the men`s 77kg event.

Commonwealth Games: Nigerian Chika Amalaha teen strikes 53kg weightlifting gold

African champion Chika Amalaha of Nigeria, at just 16 years of age, won gold in the women`s 53kg weightlifting category at the Commonwealth Games on Friday.

Azerbaijan starts probe into lifters` doping scandal

Azerbaijan has started investigations on the disqualification of nine of its weightlifters for a doping scandal.

Ravi Kumar pushed to 2nd place in men`s 77kg

Competing in a higher weight category, Commonwealth Games gold medallist K Ravi Kumar was today pushed to second place by S Sathish Kumar of Railways in men`s 77kg in the 66th Men and 29th Women Senior National Weightlifting Championships here on Monday.

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.