Weightlifting

  • Top lifter flunks dope test, doping returns in weightlifting 07-02-2014 11:17 PM

    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...
  • Weightlifter Robles handed two-year ban for failed drugs test 15-01-2014 10:05 AM

    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...
  • India finish with 117 medals at Commonwealth Championships 30-11-2013 04:07 PM

    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...
  • Indian weightlifters hit a century of medals at Commonwealth C'ships 29-11-2013 02:45 PM

    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,...
  • India bag 78 medals at Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships 28-11-2013 02:43 PM

    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...
  • India bag 36 medals on second day of CW Weightlifting 26-11-2013 07:22 PM

    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....
  • Li Yajun surpasses weightlifting world record 03-09-2013 07:15 PM

    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...
  • India add two more medals at Asian Youth Games 21-08-2013 06:47 PM

    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...
  • Three more Indian athletes disqualified from Asian Youth Games 20-08-2013 06:19 PM

    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...
  • Jayant wins gold at world masters weightlifting championship 09-08-2013 08:08 PM

    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...
  • Indian weightlifters add 3 silver, 1 bronze at Asian Junior C'ships 06-07-2013 11:21 AM

    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...
  • Indian male lifters end runners-up at Asian Championships 26-06-2013 06:18 PM

    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...
  • 91-year-old US man sets weightlifting record 15-06-2013 11:46 AM

    Phoenix: A barrel-chested 91-year-old strongman from Arizona shattered the world record for the bench press in his dwindling age group, with a lift of 187.2 pounds - some 50 pounds more than the previous record. Sy Perlis bested the record of 135 pounds set in 2005 during a national competition...
  • Rahul bags three golds in Asian Youth Weightlifting 31-05-2013 05:08 PM

    New Delhi: Ragala Venkat Rahul swept all three golds in the boys 77kg category as India continued to shine at the 15th Asian Youth Weightlifting Championships on the fourth day in Doha on Friday . Rahul lifted 132 kg in snatch and 157 kg in clean and jerk for a...
  • Jamjang Deru gives India a silver in World Youth Weightlifting 09-04-2013 08:48 PM

    New Delhi: Jamjang Deru gave India the first medal in the World Youth Weightlifting Championships as he won a silver in the 50kg boys category on the opening day at Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Deru won the silver in clean and jerk with an effort of 110 kg and finished fourth in...
  • Weightlifters fail to shine as dope menace recedes 29-12-2011 04:24 PM

    For once, doping did not take centre-stage in Indian weightlifting, but the country failed to impress at the world stage in 2011, with London Olympics qualification still uncertain, even though there was unprecedented success to savour in the Commonwealth Championships. None of the lifters tested positive for banned drugs in...
  • India finish Commonwealth Weightlifting on high note 15-10-2011 08:37 PM

    New Delhi: Indian lifters signed off their campaign in the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships on a high note by adding as many as nine more gold medals on the fifth and final day of the event in Cape Town. Apart from nine gold, India also bagged six silver medals on Friday,...
  • Commonwealth Weightlifting: more gold for India 14-10-2011 09:13 PM

    New Delhi: Indian lifters added six more gold on the fourth day of the Commonwealth (Senior, Junior and Youth) Weightlifting Championships in Cape Town, South Africa, on Friday to swell their medal tally to 95. L Monika Devi bagged three gold in senior women's 69kg category with a total lift...
  • 'Village boy' bags gold in Commonwealth Weightlifting 14-10-2011 07:35 PM

    Kendrapara: Teenager Achyutananda Sahoo, who hails from a remote village of Orissa, defied poverty to clinch gold in the Youth Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship in Cape Town, South Africa. The 17-year-old, whose parents struggle to make both ends meet, bagged two golds and a silver in the 62kg weight category to...
  • India add 56 medals in Commonwealth Weightlifting 13-10-2011 06:01 PM

    New Delhi: India added a whopping 56 medals, including 17 gold, on the third day of the Commonwealth (Youth, Junior and Senior) Weightlifting Championships in Cape Town, South Africa to swell their medal tally to 89 on Thursday. Yukar Sibi won three gold in junior men's 62kg with a total...
  • Indians impress at Commonwealth Weightlifting 12-10-2011 05:04 PM

    New Delhi: India's impressive show at the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships continued as their medals tally swelled to 33, including 15 gold, on the second day of the competition at Cape Town, South Africa, on Wednesday. Shaya Devi (53kg senior women), Pramila Krisani (53kg youth girls), Matsa Santoshi (53kg junior women),...
  • Doping: Chanu blames IWF for keeping her in dark 09-09-2010 04:46 PM

    New Delhi: Facing a life ban after failing a second dope test, weightlifter Sanamacha Chanu on Thursday accused the Indian Weightlifting Federation of keeping her in dark about the banned substance methylhexaneamine, which she said she cannot even spell properly. The 31-year-old Chanu, who failed a dope test conducted by...
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  • Now sex scandal hits weightlifting body 24-07-2010 09:26 PM

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