Aveenash Pandoo will come to India with more than two decades of coaching experience in South Africa and Indonesia. He was instrumental in helping two Indonesian lifters win medals in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, a former world champion, had left the 2016 Rio Olympics in tears after failing to log a legitimate lift but five years on, she displayed the brilliant composure in Tokyo for a historic silver medal.
Purnima Pandey created eight national records enroute to her women’s +87kg gold medal. She also became the fourth Indian to qualify for the 2022 Commonwealth Games from this competition.
Ajay Singh becomes the third Indian to qualify for the 2022 CWG from the Tashkent event. Earlier, Jeremy Lalrinnunga (67kg) and Achinta Sheuli (73kg) won gold medals in Commonwealth Championships.
Jeremy Lalrinnunga booked his spot at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham with a men's 67kg gold in the Commonwealth Championships on Friday. He is also a 2018 Youth Olympics champion.
Jeremy Lalrinnunga lifted a total of 305kg (141kg+164kg) in the men’s 67kg event. He also created NR in the snatch event but was unable to do the same in the clean and jerk. Sheuli won gold in the men's 73kg category.
Boxing, weightlifting and modern pentathlon have been left off the initial list of 28 on the 2028 programme for the 2028 Los Angeles Olympic Games, which will be put to IOC members for approval in February.
Olympic silver medallist in the 49kg category Saikhom Mirabai Chanu has withdrawn from World Championship and the Commonwealth Senior Championship on the advice of India head coach Vijay Sharma.
Mirabai had clinched a silver medal in the 49kg category weightlifting that opened India's account at the recently-concluded Tokyo Olympics
Malleswari, who had won a weightlifting bronze in the 2000 Olympics, said that sports culture will grow in the country
Mirabai Chanu said she is focussed on the Asian Games gold medal, which remains the only accolade missing from her cabinet.
With the addition of Chopra's gold on the last day of their competitive schedule, India signed off with seven medals in all, including two silver and four bronze
The defending champion from Georgia lifted 223 kilograms in the snatch and 265kg in the clean and jerk for a total 488kg on Wednesday.
Lyu lifted 170kg in the snatch and 204kg in the clean and jerk for a total 374kg which was 7kg more than the second placed Zacarias Bonnat of the Dominican Republic
A stringent training regimen after the 2016 Rio Games had limited Chanu's visits to home for the past five years.
The Olympic star was felicitated at a special ceremony organised by Sports Minister this evening
The state government is also rewarding Mirabai Chanu with Rs 1 crore for winning the silver medal in weightlifting
Saikhom Mirabai Chanu lifted a total of 202kg (87kg+115kg) to clinch silver medal behind China's Zhihui Hou
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.PTI Photo
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.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
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.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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