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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.

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.

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.

Eight weightlifting coaches face two-year ban

The Federation has also imposed a year-long ban on four States -- Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and Manipur.

Doping scandal hits weightlifting, 21 lifters suspended

Maximum number of offenders were caught at National Youth and Junior Championships, held in January.

Asian Games 2014: Lin Tzu-chi breaks records, snatches gold

Lin, the 2013 Asian champion at 58kg, had started the competition as favourite along with Deng.

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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.