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Aveenash Pandoo Appointed India’s First Weightlifting High-Performance Director Until Paris 2024

Jan 14, 2022 PTI

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.

Yearender 2021: Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Lifts Spirits But Weightlifting Faces Uncertain Future

Dec 27, 2021 Aparajita Upadhyay

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.

Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships: Purnima Pandey Lifts Gold, Books 2022 CWG Spot

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.

Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships: Ajay Singh Books 2022 CWG Berth With 81kg Gold

Dec 14, 2021 PTI

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.

Who Is Jeremy Lalrinnunga

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.

10 December, 2021

Jeremy Lalrinnunga, Achinta Sheuli Book 2022 CWG Spots With Commonwealth Championships Gold


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.

10 December, 2021

Boxing, Weightlifting Among Olympic Sports In Danger Of Losing 2028 Los Angeles Spots

Associated Press (AP)

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.

25 November, 2021

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Withdraws From World Weightlifting And Commonwealth Championships


Olympic silver medallist in the 49kg category Saikhom Mirabai Chanu has withdrawn from World Championship and the Commonwealth Senior Championship on the advice of India head coach Vijay Sharma.

04 September, 2021

Amit Shah Tells Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, Don't Be Content With Olympics Silver Medal


Mirabai had clinched a silver medal in the 49kg category weightlifting that opened India's account at the recently-concluded Tokyo Olympics

29 August, 2021

Mirabai Chanu's Tokyo Olympics Silver Medal Is 'Oxygen' For Weightlifting, Says Karnam Malleswari


Malleswari, who had won a weightlifting bronze in the 2000 Olympics, said that sports culture will grow in the country

17 August, 2021

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Eyes Asian Games Weightlifting Medal After Tokyo Olympics Silver


Mirabai Chanu said she is focussed on the Asian Games gold medal, which remains the only accolade missing from her cabinet.


08 August, 2021

Tokyo 2020: India Basks In Neeraj Chopra's Golden Throw; Records Best-ever Olympics


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

04 August, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Weightlifter Lasha Talakhadze Sets Three New World Records, Wins Gold

Associated Press (AP)

The defending champion from Georgia lifted 223 kilograms in the snatch and 265kg in the clean and jerk for a total 488kg on Wednesday.

31 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Lyu Xiaojun Becomes Oldest Weightlifting Champ At 37

Associated Press (AP)

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

27 July, 2021

Mirabai Chanu Gets Emotional Welcome At Home, Manipur Celebrates Weightlifter's Tokyo 2020 Silver


A stringent training regimen after the 2016 Rio Games had limited Chanu's visits to home for the past five years.

26 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympic Silver-medallist Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Given Hero's Welcome

Outlook Web Bureau

The Olympic star was felicitated at a special ceremony organised by Sports Minister this evening

26 July, 2021

Manipur To Appoint Saikhom Mirabai Chanu As Additional Superintendent Of Police


The state government is also rewarding Mirabai Chanu with Rs 1 crore for winning the silver medal in weightlifting


26 July, 2021

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu's Silver To Turn Into Gold? Doping Cloud On Zhihui Hou Looms

Outlook Web Bureau

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu lifted a total of 202kg (87kg+115kg) to clinch silver medal behind China's Zhihui Hou

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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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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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