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Mirabai Chanu Creates World Record In Clean And Jerk, Bags Bronze In Asian Weightlifting Championship

Apr 18, 2021 PTI

Chanu lifted 86kg in snatch and a world record of 119kg in clean and jerk for a total of 205kg.

Mirabai Chanu, Jerermy Lalrinnunga Eye Good Show At Asian Weightlifting Championship

Apr 15, 2021 PTI

The 26-year-old Chanu remains India’s brightest medal prospect for the gold-level Olympic qualifying event which was postponed last year due to the pandemic.

Mirabai Chanu's Medal Hopes Swell After North Korea's Withdrawal From Olympics

Chanu currently occupies the fourth place in the women's 49kg Tokyo Games qualifying rankings just behind her nearest rival, Ri Song Gum of North Korea

Weightlifting Risks Being Dropped From 2024 Paris Olympics

Feb 25, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Weightlifting has been in turmoil since irregular finances and doping cover-ups under long-time president Tamás Aján were exposed last year

Acted On Tip-off: NADA DG Navin Agarwal On CWG Medallist Pardeep Singh's Doping

Pardeep Singh is the first case of an athlete's blood sample returning positive for the banned human Growth Hormone (hGH) and has been provisionally suspended for one year

22 June, 2020

China Boycott: Indian Weightlifting Federation Halts Usage Of China-made Equipment, Cites Defects


The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has said it is open to boycotting Chinese products in the wake of Galwan valley clash last Monday

10 June, 2020

Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu Cleared Of Doping Charge By IWF; Indian Lifters Demands Answers And Compensation


Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu said the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has robbed her of the chance to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics due to its callous attitude and it must issue an apology and compensate her

05 June, 2020

Weightlifter Sanjita Chanu To Seek Compensation From IWF In Unsettled Dope Case


Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu's case, which has been marred by several anomalies and administrative goof-ups, has been dragging on since she tested positive for anabolic steroid testosterone in November 2017

27 May, 2020

Weightlifting Federation Nominates Khel Ratna Recipient Saikhom Mirabai Chanu For Arjuna Award


Chanu had received the Khel Ratna along with Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli in 2018. She was also awarded the Padma Shri -- the country's fourth-highest civilian award -- the same year

20 March, 2020

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Sure-Shot For Her 2nd Olympics, Young Jeremy Lalrinnunga Set To Qualify For Maiden Games


Former world champion Saikhom Mirabai Chanu currently occupies third place in the women's 49kg world rankings following the cancellation of the Asian Championships, the last Olympics qualifying event of the continent due to the coronavirus outbreak

07 March, 2020

No Action For Saikhom Mirabai Chanu As Tokyo Olympics Qualifying Event Postponed Due To Coronavirus


India were to send five men, including Youth Olympics gold medallist Jeremy Lalrinnunga (67kg), and four women, including Chanu (49kg), to the April 16-25 gold-level Olympic qualifying event in Uzbekistan


04 February, 2020

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Betters Her Own National Record, Lifts 203kg To Win Gold


Tuesday's effort has put Saikhom Mirabai Chanu in fourth place in world rankings behind Chinese Jiang Huihua (212kg) and Hou Zhihui (211kg) and Korean Ri Song Gum (209kg)

03 February, 2020

Jeremy Lalrinnunga Bags Gold With National Record


The Mizoram lifter, who became the first Indian to win a gold at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires in 2018, lifted 132kg after two failed attempts but he was at his best in clean and jerk to lift 167kg en route to a total of 299kg

01 February, 2020

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Will Win A Medal At Tokyo Olympics, Predicts Legendary Weightlifter Karnam Malleswari


The first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal, Karnam Malleswari also said that Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, one of leading medal contenders in the Tokyo Olympics, has learnt from her past Olympic experience

07 January, 2020

Weightlifting Accusations Of Corruption, Doping Cover-Ups 'Very Serious': Olympic Committee


ARD, who broke the story on Russia's state doping scandal, claim prominent weightlifters were rarely subject to tests, while some controllers were allegedly taking cash to accept manipulated urine samples.

20 December, 2019

Weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Wins Gold At Qatar International Cup


Saikhom Mirabai Chanu won gold with an effort of 194kg in the Olympic qualifying silver level event, the points from which will come in handy when the final rankings for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics cut are done

04 October, 2019

Government Withdraws Financial Support To Rio Medalist Sakshi Malik, Includes Wrestler Ravi Dahiya

Outlook Web Bureau

Sakshi Malik, who became the first Indian women wrestler to win an Olympics medal at 2016 Rio Games, has fallen out of the favour and lost TOPS support, while Ravi Dahiya has been rewarded for earning a Tokyo Olympics quota


19 September, 2019

World Weightlifting Championships: Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Breaches 200kg Mark, Sets New National Record

Outlook Web Bureau

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu lifted 87kg in the snatch and 114 kg in the clean and jerk attempt -- both personal best -- to register a total of 201kg for a new national record at the 2019 World Weightlifting Championships

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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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