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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.

Weightlifter Punam Yadav wins gold in two categories at Commonwealth Championships Weightlifter Punam Yadav wins gold in two categories at Commonwealth Championships

Punam Yadav bagged gold medals in both senior and junior women's categories in 2015 Commonwealth Youth, Junior & Senior weightlifting championships.

Albanian weightlifters get 2-8 years suspension for doping Albanian weightlifters get 2-8 years suspension for doping

Albanian weightlifters Daniel Godelli, Romela Begaj and Hysen Pulaku have received heavy punishment for failing dope tests from the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF).

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.

Bulgaria pull out of Euro weightlifting event

Bulgaria confirmed to withdraw from next month's European weightlifting championships on Thursday after 11 of its athletes tested positive for steroids, a media report said on Friday.

New doping scandal hits Bulgarian weightlifters New doping scandal hits Bulgarian weightlifters

The Bulgarian weightlifting team will not take part in the upcoming European championships in Tbilisi, Georgia, after eleven athletes tested positive for doping, the Bulgarian federation announced on Saturday.

Former Olympic weightlifting champion Milen Dobrev dies at 35 Former Olympic weightlifting champion Milen Dobrev dies at 35

Bulgarian former Olympic weightlifting champion Milen Dobrev has died at just 35 after suffering a heart-attack, his family said Saturday.

Junior India women lifters bag medals Junior India women lifters bag medals

India's junior women lifters, Pramila Krisani and Joti Mal bagged a silver and a bronze medal, respectively at the 17th Asian Youth (boys & girls) and 22nd Junior Women Championships in Doha, Qatar.

Not many 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.

List of new World records created at 17th Asian Games List of new World records created at 17th Asian Games

At the end of Day 9 of Incheon Asian Games, 14 World records have already broken. As compared to the last edition, where only three new world records were created, the 17th edition of Asian Games is proving lot more competitive. 

Asian Games 2014: Super-strongwoman Zhou Lulu lifts record weight Asian Games 2014: Super-strongwoman Zhou Lulu lifts record weight

Gentle giant Zhou Lulu on Friday raised the heaviest single weight ever recorded by a woman weightlifter at the Asian Games but insisted she is just "an ordinary girl."

Asian Games: China`s Zhou Lulu lifts heaviest single weight by a woman Asian Games: China`s Zhou Lulu lifts heaviest single weight by a woman

Superheavyweight Zhou Lulu hoisted the largest single weight ever by a woman to give China an eighth Asian Games weightlifting gold on Friday.

Asian Games: Five facts about `world`s strongest man` Behdad Salimi Asian Games: Five facts about `world`s strongest man` Behdad Salimi

Five facts about Iranian Hercules, Behdad Salimi, who competes for the Asian Games superheavy (+105kg) weightlifting title on Friday:

Asian Games: Gold-winner Kim Un Ju adds new world record to North Korea tally Asian Games: Gold-winner Kim Un Ju adds new world record to North Korea tally

Kim Un Ju became the latest North Korean weightlifter to set a world record at the Asian Games during her gold medal winning effort in the women`s 75kg category on Thursday.

North Korea`s Kim Un-Guk breaks three lifting records at Asiad North Korea`s Kim Un-Guk breaks three lifting records at Asiad

North Korea`s Kim Un-Guk broke three world records on his way to gold in the 62kg class weightlifting at the Asian Games on Sunday.

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.