Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics Countdown

Road to the Olympics: The guidelines for Weightlifting in 2020

In this two-part series, we will be taking a look at how the qualification system for Weightlifting at the Olympics has evolved over the last few editions. Part 2 of the article will focus on what our lifters have...

Road to the Olympics: When Weightlifting Olympic qualification was blatantly manipulated

In this two-part series, we will be taking a look at how the qualification system for Weightlifting at the Olympics has evolved over the last few editions. Part 2 of the article will focus on what our lifters have...

Weightlifting: Mirabai Chanu wins gold in first competitive meet after injury

Reigning world champion in her category, Mirabai Chanu, earlier today, won a Gold at the EGAT Cup taking place in Thailand. Since the IWF Silver Series Competition was a part of the Olympic Qualification to Tokyo 2020, the medal...

It was a conspiracy against me: Sanjita Chanu

The multiple Commonwealth Gold winning weightlifter Sanjita Chanu of Manipur whose suspension has been revoked by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) said that she suspected a foul play on her emerging career. Sanjita also rued that for no reasons, she...

Relief and happiness for Sanjita Chanu after provisional suspension is revoked

The multiple Commonwealth Gold winning weightlifter Sanjita Chanu of Manipur whose provisional suspension has been revoked by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has expressed her happiness and vowed to work even harder. The IWF put a provisional suspension on Chanu...

Mirabai Chanu and Jeremy Lalrinnunga lead Indian weightlifting to new heights

The quadrennial extravaganza that goes by the name Commonwealth Games is an event Indian fans look forward to, as the world’s second most populous country is a dominant force in multiple events. Weightlifting is one of them. India had all the more reason to...

India’s first Olympian sports minister’s successful battle to free sports from politics

2018, the first complete year India had an Olympian as sports minister, might be remembered in the future as the year some sporting superpower seeds were sown in our fertile land. Sure, there were giant-killing, history-scripting acts by our...

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...