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Mirabai Chanu


‘Six pack has turned into family pack’: Athletes return to training but face fitness challenge

May 30, 2020 3:22 pm

Tokyo Olympics hopefuls Arpinder Singh, Jeev Milkha Singh, Mirabai Chanu, Tajinderpal Toor and Shivpal Singh share their experience of resuming training after more than two months.

Weightlifting federation nominates Khel Ratna recipient Mirabai Chanu for Arjuna award

May 28, 2020 8:13 am

Mirabai 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.

Mirabai Chanu requests TOPS Committee for foreign strength and conditioning coach

May 12, 2020 2:46 pm

The 25-year-old made the request under the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS), which was forwarded by the Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWLF) to SAI, in March before the Indian government imposed a nationwide lockdown to flatten the Covid-19 curve. 

Weightlifters request Kiren Rijiju to allow resumption of training, say social distancing possible in practice hall

May 11, 2020 3:02 pm

Currently, nine weightlifters, including former world champion Mirabai Chanu, Youth Olympics gold-medallist Jeremy Lalrinnunga and two-time Commonwealth Games champion Sathish Sivalingam are at the camp in Patiala.

No action for Mirabai Chanu as Olympic qualifying event postponed due to coronavirus

March 07, 2020 9:55 pm

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

Mirabai Chanu betters her own national record, lifts 203kg to win gold in Nationals

February 04, 2020 4:44 pm

The 25-year-old Manipuri lifted 87 kg in snatch in her second attempt and 115 kg in clean and jerk for a total of 203 kg.

Mirabai Chanu ranked eighth in latest Olympic qualification rankings

January 02, 2020 4:29 pm

After recovering from a back injury, which marred her progress in 2018, Chanu has constantly improved her performance in 2019

Mirabai Chanu wins gold, Jeremy Lalrinnunga bags silver at Qatar International Cup

December 20, 2019 10:37 pm

Former world champion weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu notched up the women's 49kg category gold medal to open India's account at the 6th Qatar International Cup in Doha on Friday.

Missing podium, breaking barrier: 200 kg monkey off her back as Mirabai finishes 4th at Worlds

September 20, 2019 8:11 am

Even in warm-up lifts, she was heaving 200-plus bells without much effort, her movements fluent and graceful.

Mirabai Chanu breaches 200kg-mark, finishes 4th at Worlds

September 19, 2019 7:12 pm

Mirabai Chanu improved her personal best to 201 kg at the World Weightlifting Championship, also setting a new national record. She failed to finish on the Worlds podium, but with only one Chinese lifter set to go to the next Olympics, Mirabai is in good stead to grab a medal at Tokyo 2020.


Virat Kohli, Mirabai Chanu, other athletes conferred with Khel Ratna, Arjuna Awards by President Ram Nath Kovind

September 28, 2018 7:23 am

Virat Kohli sent the shutterbugs into a clicking frenzy as he received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, sharing the country's highest sporting honour with world champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.