Weightlifting

  • Weightlifter Rahul wins silver medal in Youth Olympic Games August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Weightlifter Ragala Venkat Rahul on Thursday bagged India's first medal in the second Youth Olympic Games by winning a silver in the men's 77kg category in Nanjing, China. According to information received, Rahul lifted 141 kg in snatch, followed by 175 kg in clean and jerk to finish with...
  • Seven CWG medallists in Weightlifting squad for Asian Games August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Seven medallists from the Glasgow Commonwealth Games have made it to the 10-member Indian squad for the upcoming Asiad in Incheon, where they would look to build on their new-found clean image having purged the sins related to past doping controversies. India brought home as many as 12 medals...
  • CWG2014: Nigeria's Chika Amalaha stripped of weightlifting gold August 2, 2014

    Glasgow: Nigeria teenager Chika Amalaha has been stripped of her Commonwealth Games weightlifting gold medal after failing a doping test, the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) said on Friday. The 16-year-old, who won gold in the women's 53kg competition, provided positive 'A' and 'B' samples that contained prohibited diuretics and masking agents. "The...
  • CWG 2014: India win one more medal after Nigerian lifter fails dope test July 30, 2014

    Glasgow: India got one more medal in women's 53kg weightlifting after Swati Singh was handed the bronze while Matsha Santoshi was upgraded to silver after 16-year-old Nigerian gold winner Chika Amalaha tested positive for a banned substance in the Commonwealth Games here on Wednesday. Santoshi had finished third and Swati fourth...
  • CWG 2014: Indian weightlifter Chandrakant Mali gets bronze July 30, 2014

    Glasgow: Weightlifter Chandrakant Mali won the bronze medal in the men's 94kg category bringing home the 10th medal for India in the day at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday. The gold went to Papua New Guinea's Steven Kukuna Kari with a total lift of 349kg while Cameroon-born Simplice Ribouem of Australia...
  • CWG 2014: Nigerian weightlifter in dope net, India may benefit in the medals tally July 29, 2014

    Glasgow: Matsa Santoshi's bronze in women's 53kg weightlifting at the Commonwealth Games may be upgraded to silver after Nigerian gold winner Chika Amalaha's A dope sample returned positive for a banned substance here on Tuesday. Another Indian Swati Singh, who finished fourth in the competition, could also move a place up...
  • CWG 2014: India's Vikas Thakur wins silver in men's 85kg weightlifting July 29, 2014

    Glasgow: Writhing in pain, young Vikas Thakur produced the lift of his lifetime to clinch the bronze medal in men's 85kg weightlifting, as Indian lifters continued their spectacular show in the 20th Commonwealth Games here on Monday. Thakur lifted 333kg (150+183) to bag the silver while Richard Patterson of New Zealand...
  • CWG 2014: Weightlifter faces sex assault charge July 28, 2014

    Glasgow: A weightlifter from Papua New Guinea who competed at the Commonwealth Games faces trial over an alleged sexual assault at a Glasgow supermarket. The Glasgow Sheriff Court says Toua Udia pleaded not guilty and will go on trial Friday. Police say the 22-year-old lifter was arrested after officers received a report...
  • CWG 2014: Sathish wins gold, Ravi bags silver in men's 77kg weightlifting July 28, 2014

    Glasgow: A dominant Sathish Sivalingam rewrote the Games Snatch record en-route to his gold medal winning performance while Ravi Katulu finished second behind him in the men's 77kg weightlifting event at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday. Sathish, 22, the 2013 Commonwealth Championships gold medallist, lifted a total of 328kg (149+179) to pip...
  • CWG 2014: Gold for Sathish Sivalingam, Ravi Katulu bags silver in weightlifting July 28, 2014

    Glasgow: It was double delight for India in the 2014 Commonwealth Games men's weightlifting as Sathish Sivalingam won the gold and Ravi Katulu the silver in the 77kg Group A at the Clyde Auditorium here on Sunday. Sathish lifted a total of 328 kg to set a Games Record while Ravi...
  • CWG 2014: India's Omkar Otari wins bronze in weightlifting July 27, 2014

    Omkar Otari won a bronze in the men's 69kg competition to continue India's strong show in weightlifting at the 20th Commonwealth Games here on Saturday. 26-year-old Otari was leading at the halfway stage but his disappointing show at the clean and jerk cost him a better medal as he was taken...
  • CWG 2014: India's weightlifter Santoshi Matsa gets bronze in 53 kg category July 25, 2014

    Glasgow: India's good show in the weightlifting arena continued as young Andhra Pradesh girl Santoshi Matsa grabbed the bronze medal in the women's 53 kg category at the Commonwealth Games on Friday. This is India's fifth medal from the weightlifting event after winning two gold, a silver and a bronze on...
  • CWG 2014: Weightlifters Sanjita, Sukhen win Gold medals for India on Day 1 July 25, 2014

    Glasgow: Sukhen Dey and K Sanjita Chanu stole the limelight by clinching a Gold each in weightlifting, as India launched their campaign in the 20th Commonwealth Games with a flourish, winning seven medals in all on the opening day of the competitions here. India is at 4th spot in medals...
  • CWG 2014: Dey gets India's second Gold in weightlifting, bronze for Mali July 25, 2014

    Glasgow: India's Sukhen Dey has won the gold medal with a splendid lift in the clean and jerk. His compatriot Ganesh Mali took the bronze. Dey comfortably lifted 139 kg in his second attempt even as the other weightlifters made heavy weather of it. Dey, who won a silver behind Hamizan Aminul...
  • CWG 2014: Weightlifter Sanjita Khumukcham wins India's first Gold in Glasgow July 25, 2014

    Glasgow: Sanjita Khumukcham and Mirabai Chanu Saikhom bagged a gold and silver, respectively, in women's 48kg weightlifting in a display of overwhelming domination to open India's medal account on the opening day of the competition in the 20th Commonwealth Games on Thursday. Sanjita won with a total lift of 173kg (77+96)...
  • As it happened: Commonwealth Games 2014, Day 1 in Glasgow July 25, 2014

    (Scroll down to the bottom of the page for Live Updates) The 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games will see close to 5000 athletes from 71 nations of the erstwhile British empire compete for the top honours. A total of 261 medal events across 18 sports will be contested over 11 days...
  • CWG 2014: India look to open medal account with weightlifting July 23, 2014

    Glasgow: India's first medal in the 20th Commonwealth Games is expected to come on Thursday from weightlifting when the competitions begin with the women's 48kg and men's 56kg weight categories, respectively. In both weight categories, the Indians are expected to win medals and Thursday's performance may set the stage for their...
  • Top lifter flunks dope test, doping returns in weightlifting February 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Dope shame returned to haunt Indian weightlifting once again with 2011 Commonwealth Championships gold medallist lifter Rupinder Singh returning positive for an anabolic steroid in the test conducted in December last year. Rupinder was among 31 lifters whose urine samples were collected here by the National Anti-Doping Agency doctors...
  • Weightlifter Robles handed two-year ban for failed drugs test January 15, 2014

    Weightlifter Sarah Robles, a member of the US team at the 2012 London Olympics, was handed a two-year suspension after testing positive for steroids, the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) said on Tuesday. Robles tested positive for the presence of an exogenous androgenic anabolic steroid in an out-of-competition and two in-competition...
  • India finish with 117 medals at Commonwealth Championships November 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian weightlifters ended their Commonwealth Youth, Junior & Senior Championships in style, bagging six medals on Saturday to take their overall tally to a staggering 117, including 57 gold, on the final day of the event in Penang, Malaysia. Besides 57 gold, Indian lifters finished with 39 silver and...
  • Indian weightlifters hit a century of medals at Commonwealth C'ships November 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian weightlifters continued to break new records at the Commonwealth Youth, Junior and Senior Championships, taking their overall medal tally to an unprecedented 102, including 53 gold, on the penultimate day of the event in Penang, Malaysia Friday. The biggest contributors to the tally were the youth boys, who...
  • 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...
  • India bag 36 medals on second day of CW Weightlifting November 26, 2013

    New Delhi: India bagged 36 medals, including 19 gold, on the second day of the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships at Penang, Malaysia on Tuesday. Besides 19 gold, India won 11 silver and six bronze on Tuesday, taking into account the youth, junior and senior category competitions which are being held simultaneously. Out of...
  • Li Yajun surpasses weightlifting world record September 3, 2013

    Shenyang: Li Yajun surpassed a weightlifting world record at the Chinese National Games here on Tuesday. The athlete, who represents south China's Guangdong Province, lifted 105 kg to surpass the world snatch record of 103 kg in the women's 53 kg class, reports Xinhua. The International Weightlifting Federation does not sanction world...
  • India add two more medals at Asian Youth Games August 21, 2013

    Nanjing, China: Weightlifter Venkat Rahul Ragala clinched a gold medal in the 77kg category while Shainki Nagar shot silver in the 10m air pistol as India swelled their medal tally to eight at the second Youth Asian Games in Nanjing on Wednesday. Venkat lifted a cumulative total of 310 kg in...
  • Three more Indian athletes disqualified from Asian Youth Games August 20, 2013

    New Delhi: In yet another embarrassing goof-up, three Indian weightlifters were disqualified from the second Asian Youth Games in Nanjing because of being overage, adding a new twist to the shocking administrative fiasco which has already seen 24 athletes being barred from participation. The entries of three weightlifters - Chandrika Tarafdar...
  • Jayant wins gold at world masters weightlifting championship August 9, 2013

    New Delhi: India Army's Lt Colonel Sudhakar Jayant has won gold medal at the IWF World Masters weightlifting championships, held in Turin, Italy. The 45-year-old Jayant competing in 62kg weight category, lifted a total of 192kg. His lift of 87kg in snatch was a Games record. The lift came in his...
  • Indian weightlifters add 3 silver, 1 bronze at Asian Junior C'ships July 6, 2013

    Bishkek, Krygyzstan: Gold continued to elude India but the country's weightlifters added three silver and a bronze medal to their tally on the second day of the 20th Women's and 27th Men's Asian Junior Championships in Bishkek, Krygyzstan. The Indian medal tally now stands at eight silver (five from men and...
  • Indian male lifters end runners-up at Asian Championships June 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The Indian men's weightlifting team finished runners-up in the Asian Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan for the first time in its competitive history even though none of them could bag a medal at the event which concluded Wednesday. The 25th Women's and 44th Men's Asian Senior Weightlifting Championships concluded with...