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Ekambaram Kaunakaran

When India’s first Weightlifting champion brought a railway station to his village 

Weightlifting is one of the disciplines which is rarely followed closely in India. The uninitiated only get to hear about it when India bags...
Mirabai and Jeremy

Where do Indian weightlifters stand in their race to qualify for Tokyo Olympics?

Weightlifting Qualification Update – Women Weightlifting Olympic Qualification has entered its final ranking period and competition for the few...
Mirabai Chanu (Image: Mirabai Chanu/Twitter)

Mirabai Chanu is India’s best bet to win gold medal at the Tokyo 2020...

Mirabai Chanu at weightlifting nationals in Kolkata (Image: Mirabai Chanu/Twitter)
Mirabai Chanu

Where do India’s top weightlifters stand in the race to Tokyo 2020?

While the 72nd Men's and 35th Senior Womens' National Weightlifting Championships gets underway at the Khudiram Anushilan Kendra in Kolkata, it will...

Developing future champions: Inside the high-performance centres of Bhubaneswar

The talk of the state being a hub of sports of India had already been ringing for a while in national media.

Lifted 215kg at the age of 13, here’s why this teen is set for...

Golom’s success at this age has challenged the widely held idea that weightlifting is an adult’s sport involving physical strength.

EXCLUSIVE: Lack of grassroots-level infrastructure & coaching hurting Indian weightlifting — Karnam Malleswari

Malleswari, who has started her own weightlifting academy in New Delhi, has high hopes from Mirabai Chanu and Jeremy Lalrinnunga.

2019 World Weightlifting Championship: When and where to watch

The 2019 World Weightlifting Championship is set to begin from September 18 and will conclude on September 27 with the seven-member Indian squad psyched up to make a mark in the marquee event.

2019 World Weightlifting Championship: Predicting India’s medal tally

It will be against the backdrop of fine display that the frontline Indian squad will make its way to Thailand for the prestigious World Championship, which promises to offer a wave of spectacles that ought to be savoured.

2019 World Weightlifting Championships: History of Indian Women at the Worlds

Indian women have had some success at the World Weightlifting Championships since 1989 with winning a total of 16 medals at weightlifting's biggest event till now.

2019 World Weightlifting Championship: Aiming for 310 kg to make Olympic cut, says Jeremy...

Not many weightlifters across the globe get an opportunity to make their World Championship debut at the age of 16 and Jeremy is a ‘special talent’.

2019 World Weightlifting Championship Watch: Mirabai Chanu

Should she manage to complete her lifts, Mirabai has a great chance of finishing on the podium.
Image source: Facebook / Saikhom Mirabai Chanu

2019 World Weightlifting Championship: All you need to know

The Indian contingent will look to keep the entire nation on the edge of their seats as they kickstart their campaign at the upcoming World Weightlifting Championship in Thailand on September 18.
Sushil

World Championships to serve reality check before Tokyo Olympics?

Does all the success stories at CWG or Asiad necessarily guarantee success at the Tokyo Olympics or even at the World Championships?
Image source: Facebook / Manipur Sports Tract

Exclusive: Indian weightlifting squad to depart for World Championship 13 days in advance

The Indian weightlifting contingent for the upcoming World Weightlifting Championship will leave for Pattaya, Thailand at least thirteen days earlier so that they can adequately train and acclimatise to the conditions over there.

Mirabai Chanu sets target of lifting over 200kg

Mirabai Chanu will have to manage anything above 200 kg to entertain any hopes of a medal at the Weightlifting World Championship.

Indian weightlifters should aim higher medal tally at big-ticket events

The listless performances of our weightlifters (both men and women) at big tournaments like the 2018 Asian Games and 2018 World Weightlifting Championship only...

Effective doping monitoring can help Indian weightlifting tackle doping woes

The spectre of ‘doping’ has once again hit Indian weightlifting with several weightlifters being tested positive by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) during a random testing at the...

Road to the Olympics: The status of Indian weightlifters at the end of first...

As explained in an earlier article, weightlifting qualification for Tokyo 2020 will depend on World Rankings. A total of 13 lifters will qualify in every category based...

Asian Weightlifting Championships: India looks eastward to ascend Mount Tokyo

As Tokyo 2020 gets closer, India’s weightlifting squad spearheaded by the diminutive former world champion Mirabai Chanu will lock horns with some of the...
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