The gold went to Pakistan's Muhammad Nooh Butt for his Games record-breaking lift of 405kg (173kg+232kg).
Odisha has always produced some of the best sporting personalities and so it did in 2017. But what left an indelible impression on the sporting year for the state was the Asian Athletics Championships in July. Right from the word go, the event remained the cynosure of all eyes and it did exceed expectations on […]
SILVER FOR CHANU! In an astounding feat, Saikhom Mirabai Chanu won the silver medal in women's weightlifting in 49kg category! China won gold, while Indonesia took bronze. With this feat, Chanu became the first Indian to win an Olympic medal at the 2020 Tokyo Games!
Odia weightlifter Saraswati Rout on Sunday won a gold in women's 58 kg in the 12th South Asian Games here
New Delhi: Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and world champion weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu were conferred with the country’s highest sporting honour — Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award — by President Ram Nath Kovind at the annual National Sports Awards ceremony here on Tuesday. This year’s award ceremony was postponed to September 25 from the […]
Gold Coast: Venkat Rahul Ragala extended India’s medal-hunting run in the weightlifting competitions as he clinched the gold medal in the men’s 85kg category at the Commonwealth Games here on Saturday. Venkat Rahul lifted a total of 338 kg — 151 kg in snatch and 187 in clean and jerk — to bring maiden gold medal […]
Kolkata: Former world champion Mirabai Chanu on Tuesday bettered her own national record by two kilogram as she lifted a total of 203kg to win the 49kg gold in the National Weightlifting Championships here. The 25-year-old Manipuri lifted 88 kg in snatch in her second attempt and 115 kg in clean and jerk for a […]