Weightlifting news

2016 Rio Olympics: Iranian weightlifter Sohrab Moradi wins men's 94kg

Vadzim Straltsou of Belarus claimed silver on 395 while Lithuania`s Aurimas Didzbalis took bronze with 392.
 

Aug 14, 2016, 06:16 AM IST
WATCH: INCREDIBLE! Iran's Kianoush Rostami shatters own weightlifting world record

WATCH: INCREDIBLE! Iran's Kianoush Rostami shatters own weightlifting world record

China`s Tian Tao claimed silver on 395kg while Romanian Gabriel Sincraian took bronze with 390.

Aug 13, 2016, 06:55 AM IST
Rio 2016: Sathish Sivalingam out of medal bracket, Indian lifters end campaign

Rio 2016: Sathish Sivalingam out of medal bracket, Indian lifters end campaign

Sivalingam holds the national record of 336kg (149+187) in men's 77kg.

Aug 10, 2016, 20:49 PM IST
Olympics 2016: CAS confirms Russian weightlifters' Rio ban

Olympics 2016: CAS confirms Russian weightlifters' Rio ban

The ban meant the eight Russian weightlifters could not take part in the Rio Games starting Friday.

Aug 04, 2016, 01:35 AM IST

Indian Weightlifting Federation says tainted lifters got supplements from outside: Report

The tainted trio of Geeta Devi, Manpreet Kaur and Harkirat Kaur, had purchased food supplements from a shop in Ludhiana.

Dec 17, 2015, 12:19 PM IST
Bulgarian weightlifters banned from Rio Olympics

Bulgarian weightlifters banned from Rio Olympics

IWF made the decision Thursday to give out the punishment after 11 Bulgarian weightlifters were tested positive for doping earlier this year.

Nov 20, 2015, 15:35 PM IST

Commonwealth Youth Games: Weightlifter Jamjang Deru wins gold

India opened their account with a gold medal through weightlifter Jamjang Deru who won the boys 56kg category event on the opening day of competitions at the 5th Commonwealth Youth Games here today.

Sep 07, 2015, 10:55 AM IST

Kiwi heads home after PNG `cannibal` gaffe

A New Zealand weightlifter has left the Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea after offending locals with social media posts suggesting they were cannibals, a PNG sports official said Tuesday.

Jul 07, 2015, 10:25 AM IST
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.

Apr 04, 2015, 15:54 PM IST

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.

Jan 18, 2015, 13:48 PM IST
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.

Dec 21, 2014, 16:10 PM IST
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.

Oct 29, 2014, 20:32 PM IST
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. 

Sep 27, 2014, 12:17 PM IST
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.

Sep 23, 2014, 13:56 PM IST
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.

Sep 15, 2014, 11:31 AM IST

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.

Aug 05, 2014, 21:18 PM IST

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.

Aug 02, 2014, 22:39 PM IST

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.

Aug 02, 2014, 00:36 AM IST

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.

Jul 31, 2014, 21:14 PM IST

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.

Jul 30, 2014, 19:32 PM IST