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Mirabai Chanu: Belle of the barbell

Winning a gold at the world championships in 2017, finishing atop the podium at the Commonwealth Games to missing the Asian Games because of a back injury, Mirabai Chanu — India’s brightest star in weightlifting — has seen the highs and lows.

Golden comeback but Mirabai Chanu in constant battle with fear of injury

About nine months later, the back pain has subsided allowing Mirabai to make a successful comeback to the arena. She notched up a gold medal a the EGAT Cup in Thailand in her first outing after the setback.


Lifter Ajay Singh etches new Commonwealth record

Ajay Singh, who is competing in the 81kg category, also smashed the national record in the clean and jerk event by lifting more than double his body weight (190kg) to score vital points at the Olympic qualifying event.

Indian weightlifters caught for doping violation

The details of the lifters, who were randomly tested during the National weightlifting championships held on February 21-28, are not yet known

Ajay Singh tops group B in Asian Weightlifting Championships

Indian weightlifters Ajay Singh and Achinta Sheuli finished first and third respectively in easier group B competitions at the Asian Weightlifting Championship here on Monday.

Asian Weightlifting Championship: Lalrinnunga Jeremy smashes Youth World record, national senior record

Youth Olympics gold medallist Jeremy Lalrinnunga went on a record-smashing spree, claiming three world marks in a power-packed performance, to secure second place in his group at the Asian Weightlifting Championship.


Thailand to host weightlifting World Championships despite voluntary ban

Thailand has voluntarily banned itself from all weightlifting, including the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, because of its recent doping record but will still host the 2019 World Championships, the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) said on Friday.

Sanjita Chanu's provisional ban lifted by International Weightlifting Federation

Sanjita Chanu, who had won a gold in the women's 53kg category at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, had tested positive for anabolic steroid testosterone.

Injured lifter Sathish Kumar Sivalingam to start training by November

Sathish Kumar Sivalingam had sustained the injury while attempting 178kg lift in his clean and jerk attempt at the Jakarta Asian Games.

Northeastern flavour: Jimjang Deru's longing and belonging

Weightlifting was hard enough to begin with and Jimjang Deru also missed life back in the mountaintop village of Jang.

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Weightlifters, shooters add to India's medal tally

India's medal winners from day 3 of the Commonwealth Games at Glasgow 2014.