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Weightlifting

Karnam Malleswari

Olympians aren’t popular compared to movie stars and cricketers in India – Karnam Malleswari

On this day in 2000, weightlifter Karnam Malleswari became the first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal in the history of the games. At the Sydney 2000 Olympics, after lifting 110 kg and 130 kg in the 'snatch' and...

Move beyond cricket, India’s next generation of Olympians is here

With the 2020 Tokyo Olympics scheduled to kick off in July next year, India’s primary medal hopefuls have less than a year to prepare themselves for the showpiece event. As has been the norm for the past few editions,...
Karnam Malleswari - Players Speak

We will win 10 Olympic gold medals which I had missed | By Karnam...

To be honest, I never retired from weightlifting. I always have the desire to see the Olympic gold medal in my lifetime — the gold medal that I had missed in 2000 by a small margin. Since that day,...
Jeremy Lalrinnnuga

Three weightlifters set to rejoin national camp next week

Three weightlifters, including Youth Olympics gold medallist Jeremy Lalrinnunga, are set to rejoin the national camp at NIS Patiala next week. The trioka of Jeremy, Asian Championship silver medallist Jhilli Dalabehera and Commonwealth Championship gold medallist P Anuradha will...
Jeremy Lalrinnunga

IOS Sports signs India’s youngest weightlifting sensation Jeremy Lalrinnunga

Youth Olympics gold medallist weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga on Friday inked a deal with sports management firm IOS Sports and Entertainment. With the deal Jeremy joins the long list of elite athletes managed by the company that include, boxing superstars MC...