Weighlifting

  • CWG 2014: Santoshi awarded silver, Swati upgraded to bronze in weightlifting August 2, 2014

    Glasgow: Indian weightlifter Santoshi Matsa's bronze was converted into silver while Swati Singh, who had finished fourth, was given the bronze medal after Nigerian teenager Chika Amalaha was stripped of her Commonwealth Games gold medal in the women's 53kg category for failing a dope test. Papua New Guinea's Dika Toua was...
  • India bag 78 medals at Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships November 29, 2013

    New Delhi: India notched up a whopping 78 medals, including 38 gold, in the Commonwealth Youth, Junior and Senior Weightlifting Championships which concluded at Penang, Malaysia on Thursday. The lion's share of gold medals were bagged by the youth boys, who picked up 10. The women were not too far behind...
  • Sports reform Odisha's crime capital into 'Game City' July 30, 2012

    Berhampur (Odisha): Ravi Kumar is no stranger in our country. This 24-year-old weightlifter had won the coveted Gold Medal at Delhi Commonwealth Games in 2010. An Arjuna awardee, he is an inspiration to many young individuals. But life was not a bed of roses for Ravi. He lost his father...
  • Female athelets will need to go for gender testing November 18, 2008

    New Delhi: Weightlifting, a sport which has been tarnished by doping allegations in India might see more troubles in coming times. The Weightlifting Federation of India seems to have opened a can of worms by going in for gender testing of female athletes. They plan to make it mandatory at...
  • Monika accuses fellow lifters, demands probe | Clean chit August 11, 2008

    New Delhi: Weightlifter Monika Devi has demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) enquiry into the erroneous test report, based on which she was dropped from the Olympics contingent. “Sports Authority of India (SAI) and Indian Olympic Association (IOA) should be punished,” Monika said. Forty-eight hours after she was cleared of...
  • Olympians lash out at IWF for selecting tainted coach July 18, 2008

    New Delhi: Veteran weightlifters, including a few former Olympians, have criticised the selection of "dope-tainted" Deodutt Sharma as national coach to accompany L Monika Devi in Beijing Olympics, saying the choice smacks of politics. Sharma has a tainted past as he was involved in the doping controversy surrounding Edwin Raju and...
  • Weightlifter Kavita fails drug test, banned May 13, 2008

    Mumbai: Weightlifter Kavita Devi has been banned for two years after failing a drugs test, India's weightlifting chief said on Monday. Kavita, who competes in the women's 75kg, was hauled back from last month's Asian championships in Japan after the Indian weightlifting federation learned she had tested positive for a...