Weightlifting

  • Asian Games 2014: Weightlifter Satish unwell, fails to participate 1 week ago

    Incheon: India's Commonwealth Games gold medal winning weightlifter, Sathish Kumar Sivalingam on Tuesday pulled out of the Men's 77kg competition as he was suffering from a sore throat and fever. "Sathish did not take part because of sore throat and fever. He took ill the day before yesterday but seemed to...
  • Love, eggs and ideas: the keys to North Korean weightlifting success 1 week ago

    Incheon: "Recipe for weightlifting success," by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Take one egg. Add an idea. Break a stone with said egg. Voila. North Korean weightlifters Om Yun Chol and Kim Un Guk faced the media at a news conference on Tuesday that was supposed to focus on their world records and gold...
  • Asian Games 2014: North Korean weightlifter Om Yun Chol sets world record September 20, 2014

    Om Yun Chol might be one of the smallest men competing at the Asian Games but he is also one of the strongest able to lift more than three times his own bodyweight. Only a handful of men have ever achieved the superhuman feat putting the diminutive North Korean...
  • 'Clean' Indian lifters look to emulate CWG success in Asiad September 19, 2014

    Incheon: After successfully burying the ghosts of doping menace at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games with an impressive show, Indian weightlifters would look to keep their newfound cleaner image intact while aiming for a rich medal when their campaign begins at the 17th Asian Games, here on Saturday. Indian lifters brought home...
  • A complete guide to the 36 sports at Asian Games 2014 September 19, 2014

    Factbox on the sports events at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea from September 19October 4: AQUATICS SWIMMING The swimming events will take place at the Munhak Park Taehwan Aquatics Center, named after South Korea's 2008 Olympic 400 metres freestyle champion, over five days from Sept. 2126. There will be...
  • Sudhakar Jayant wins gold at World Masters Weightlifting Championships September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Army's Lt Colonel Sudhakar Jayant completed a hattrick of titles after clinching the gold medal for the third time at the IWF World Masters Weightlifting Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark. Competing in 62kg weight category, the 45yearold Indian lifted a total of 185kg. In snatch Jayant lifted 85kg while in...
  • 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 10member Indian squad for the upcoming Asiad in Incheon, where they would look to build on their newfound 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 16yearold, 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 16yearold 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 Cameroonborn 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 22yearold 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 enroute 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. 26yearold 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 AntiDoping Agency doctors...
  • Weightlifter Robles handed twoyear 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 twoyear suspension after testing positive for steroids, the United States AntiDoping Agency (USADA) said on Tuesday. Robles tested positive for the presence of an exogenous androgenic anabolic steroid in an outofcompetition and two incompetition...
  • 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...