weightlifter

Weightlifter Harshada becomes Junior World Champion at IWF Championship

Harshada claimed the yellow metal with a total effort of 153kg (70kg+83kg) in the women's 45kg category, opening India's account on the opening day of the competition.

published on : 2nd May 2022

Handcart puller's son, this Bihar heavy weightlifter can lift up to 110 kg with teeth but lacks support

At a time when Indian sportspersons are earning laurels at the Olympics and other sporting events abroad, Ranjan, who can become India's Walter Arfeuille, has no samaritan support to back him up.

published on : 23rd August 2021

Transgender weightlifter Hubbard out of Tokyo Olympics final

The 43-year-old New Zealander made history in becoming the first female transgender Olympian but fell out of medal contention early.

published on : 2nd August 2021

Commonwealth Games 2018: Deepak Lather wins bronze in men’s 69 kg weightlifting, creates history

The youngster, competing in his maiden Commonwealth Games, holds the distinction of being the youngest to hold the national record as well.

published on : 6th April 2018

Mirabai Chanu was going for gold from first lift: Karnam Malleswari

Following Chanu's spectacular display at Commonwealth Games, Malleswari believes that they could now expect a better performance from her in 2020 Tokyo Olympics.  

published on : 5th April 2018

Commonwealth Games: Thought the bar was too heavy when I started, recalls silver medallist Gururaja

The 25-year-old, hailing from a small village in Karnataka, could hardly stop smiling as he soaked in the attention that came with being the ceremonial account-opener

published on : 5th April 2018

Russia's Olympic-medal winning weightlifter Ruslan Albegov suspended in doping case 

Russia's entire weightlifting team was banned from last year's Olympics for repeated doping cases.

published on : 13th November 2017