Friday, December 14, 2018

A virtually unrecognizable young Indian squad heads into World Weightlifting Championships

The intoxicating highs that success and fame offer can be very fleeting experiences and no field of life typifies this more than sports. Let's just rewind father time by 11 months or so to the 2017 World Weightlifting Championships when a full strength, experienced Indian...

Jeremy Lalrinnunga’s iron grip on Youth Olympics history

"I have been told that the journey to Buenos Aires will be split into a seven hour flight, a layover and then a sixteen-hour flight. Then I'll be in Argentina for 20 days. This will be my longest trip....

Asian Games 2018: The Mirabai Chanu-less Indian weightlifting squad faces Herculean task at Jakarta

Flashback to April-2018 and sleepy-eyed Indian sports lovers were regularly waking up to view Indian athletes dressed in flaming red one-piece suits quite periodically chewing some yellow metal and shedding some tears of joy in front of the Indian national flag...

Mirabai Chanu withdraws from the Asian Games, giving India’s medal hopes a serious blow

Mirabai Chanu has officially withdrawn from the 2018 Asian Games, providing a severe blow to India's medal hopes in that weight category. According to ANI, the weightlifter had asked Indian Weightlifting Federation for time to recover from a back injury....

The night before my Commonwealth Games event, I had to be held together with tapes | By Sathish Sivalingam

I remember the moments leading up to my turns in the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. My coach Vijay Sharma was the pillar during those moments. "You may not be physically fit, make sure you use your mental toughness to win...

Back injury-hit-Mirabai Chanu fighting against time for 2018 Asiad

Bandied about as India’s best medal bet at the upcoming 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia, Saikham Mirabai Chanu carries a tremendous amount of ‘responsibility ‘on her sturdy shoulders. After all, Asian Games is a massive platform with so much at...

Odisha’s Jhilli Dalabehera wins medal at Junior World Weightlifting Championships

Odisha-born lifter Jhilli Dalabehera collected the Bronze medal at the 2018 IWF Junior World Weightlifting Championships, being held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. In doing so, the youngster became just the second woman after Saikhom Mirabai Chanu to achieve this feat. The 19-year-old...

Mirabai Chanu to lead Indian weightlifting challenge at the Asian Games

Asian Games is going to see the brightest of Indian sports stars this year for sure. In weightlifting this year, the tournament will include the likes of World Champion Saikhom Mirabai Chanu leading the charge of a strong Indian...

The curious case of Sanjita Chanu: A doping violation by the Commonwealth Games gold medalist

On May 30, 2018, predictable shock waves were sent throughout the Indian sporting community when 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games medalist Sanjita Chanu was implicated in a dope test. The release on the website of the International Weightlifting Federation...

Indian Weightlifters in doubt ahead of the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games

Commonwealth Games Gold medallist S.Sathish Kumar and R.V Rahul are doubtful of making an appearance in the selection trials for the upcoming Asian Games due to injury concerns. If they fail to make a cut to the mega event,...