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Seven more Russian weightlifters banned for doping violation

The International Weightlifting Federation said on Friday the seven had been charged based on data from the Moscow anti-doping laboratory.

Aug 17, 2019, 13:17 PM IST

Lifting 210 kgs can ensure medal in any world level competition: World champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu

Chanu who had broken the Commonwealth Games record, to win a Gold medal, expressed disappointment on missing the Asian Games

Sep 28, 2018, 19:10 PM IST

Asian Games 2018: Sathish Sivalingam injured, Ajay Singh finishes fifth in weightlifting

Sathish suffered a thigh injury during a failed attempt of 178 kg in clean and jerk to eventually lift a total of 314kg. 

Aug 23, 2018, 16:34 PM IST

India's Jeremy Lalrinnunga wins silver at Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championship

The 15-year-old Lalrinnunga also created two new national record in Youth boys and junior men during his lift of 250 kg.

Apr 25, 2018, 14:33 PM IST

In a first, India to host Asian Weightlifting Championship next year

In a historic first for Indian weightlifting, the country will host the prestigious Asian Championship next year, which will also double up as a qualifying event for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, the national federation said on Tuesday.

Apr 24, 2018, 18:40 PM IST

CWG star Mirabai Chanu sought career in archery before weightlifting

As a 13-year-old girl from a poor family at the nondescript Nongpok Kakching village, 20km from Manipur's capital Imphal, Mirabai decided early in her life that she would earn fame as a sportsperson. 

Apr 23, 2018, 14:39 PM IST

Commonwealth Games 2018, Day 5 medals tally: India clinches 10th gold, stays on 3rd spot

On Day 5 of Commonwealth Games 2018, India is at the third sport on country list.

Apr 09, 2018, 11:55 AM IST

Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018: Weightlifter Venkat Rahul Ragala adds second gold in India's count on Day 3

Ragala, the 21-year-old lifter from Guntur, remained consistent in his attempts, though he missed one each in both Snatch and Clean & Jerk.

Apr 07, 2018, 17:08 PM IST

Commonwealth Games 2018 updates, Day 2, Gold Coast

Catch updates from India's second day at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast. 

Apr 06, 2018, 06:07 AM IST

Mirabai Chanu: From lifting firewood to CWG 2018 gold

Gold Coast Commonwealth Games (CWG) gold medallist Mirabai Chanu had showed her weightlifting prowess even as a 12-year-old when she would comfortably lift more firewoods than her elder brother.

Apr 05, 2018, 21:54 PM IST

Commonwealth Games 2018: India's medal winners on Day 1 in Gold Coast

India began its 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG) campaign on Thursday with a gold and silver medal provided by its fancied weightlifters, while the shuttlers swept Pakistan and Sri Lanka 5-0 each to enter the quarterfinals of the badminton team event as the other highlight of the day. 

Apr 05, 2018, 18:10 PM IST

Commonwealth Games 2018: India's schedule on Day 2 in Gold Coast

Eyes will be on weightlifter Sanjit Chanu in the women's 53kg division as she is also a strong medal contender and expected to add to the medals won by her teammates Mirabai Chanu (gold) and Gururaja Poojary (silver) on Day 1.

Apr 05, 2018, 17:44 PM IST

Want to lead a stress-free, happy life? Doing this might help

A new study has revealed that the frequency and volume of physical activities undertaken may actually boost your level of happiness.

Apr 05, 2018, 16:41 PM IST

Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu in focus as shuttlers, boxers open India's campaign at Commonwealth Games

Competing in the 48kg category, Chanu, who claimed a silver at the 2014 CWG, is being considered a sure shot medal prospect for India as her personal best of 194kg stands over 10kg more than her nearest rival in the competition.

Apr 04, 2018, 11:44 AM IST

CWG 2018: With less competition, weightlifter Mirabai Chanu has a 'golden' chance

Mirabai had won a silver in the last Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, having finished behind compatriot Sanjita Chanu, but in the four years since then, the 23-year-old Manipuri has made rapid strides

Mar 25, 2018, 16:56 PM IST

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

Doping charges: Three Chinese weightlifters stripped of 2008 Olympic gold by IOC

The Chinese trio, all aged between 31 and 34, tested positive for the banned GHRP-2, a human growth hormone.

Jan 13, 2017, 11:03 AM IST

China faces 1-year ban from weightlifting over doping

China is the world's dominant country in weightlifting, having topped the medal table at every Olympics since 2000.

Aug 25, 2016, 18:51 PM IST

International Weightlifting federation names 15 re-test doping failures

"The IWF imposed mandatory provisional suspensions upon the athletes," the Lausanne, Switzerland-based federation said in a statement.

Aug 24, 2016, 20:19 PM IST

TAINTED: List of Rio Olympics medallist who have served suspensions for doping

It was revealed that at least 120 of the approximately 11,000 athletes competing in Rio have served doping suspensions.

Aug 20, 2016, 18:27 PM IST