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On weightlifter Karnam Malleswari's birthday, Kona Venkat announces a multilingual biopic on Olympic winner
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On weightlifter Karnam Malleswari's birthday, Kona Venkat announces a multilingual biopic on Olympic winner

The Karnam Malleshwari biopic will be jointly produced by Kona Venkat and MVV Satyanarayana. The cast and crew will be announced soon.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sydney 2000 bronze medallist Karnam Malleswari expects weightlifter Mirabai Chanu to win medal
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sydney 2000 bronze medallist Karnam Malleswari expects weightlifter Mirabai Chanu to win medal

The first woman to win an Olympic medal, Malleswari said junior weightlifters are getting more opportunities to participate in international event now than 20 years ago.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Former bronze medal winner Karnam Malleswari says 'all athletes should give trials' ahead of Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Former bronze medal winner Karnam Malleswari says 'all athletes should give trials' ahead of Games

The first Indian woman to win a medal at the Olympics, Malleswari also said she is hoping for a good showing by weightlifter Mirabai Chanu in Tokyo

Asian Games 2018: Indian weightlifters hope to replicate Gold Coast success despite injuries, doping setbacks
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Asian Games 2018: Indian weightlifters hope to replicate Gold Coast success despite injuries, doping setbacks

Weightlifting received a big boost, thanks to the impressive Commonwealth Games performance, but the recent doping controversy and the repeated injuries have taken a bit of sheen away

Weightlifting Federation of India express happiness over inclusion of Sanjita Chanu and two other lifters in TOP scheme
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Weightlifting Federation of India express happiness over inclusion of Sanjita Chanu and two other lifters in TOP scheme

The government handed extensions to lifters Sanjita Chanu and Pardeep Singh who were originally in the TOP Scheme only till the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Commonwealth Games 2018: Mirabai Chanu will look to change colour of medal at Gold Coast event
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Commonwealth Games 2018: Mirabai Chanu will look to change colour of medal at Gold Coast event

The World Championship gold made Mirabai a name to reckon with and added credence to the belief that she was a bright medal prospect in events like Commonwealth Games,

Commonwealth Games 2018: Sathish Sivalingam to shoulder India's medal hopes in weightlifting at Gold Coast
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Commonwealth Games 2018: Sathish Sivalingam to shoulder India's medal hopes in weightlifting at Gold Coast

Sathish Kumar Sivalingam has emerged as the face of the men's weightlifters. The 25-year-old will be one of the front-runners at the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore says Khelo India games will in future include a separate women's championship
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Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore says Khelo India games will in future include a separate women's championship

Addressing a press conference at the sidelines of the ongoing Khelo India School Games (KISG), Rathore said the number of disciplines in the ongoing event will also be increased from the current 16.

Mirabai Chanu says she 'thought of giving up' weightlifting after Rio Olympics failure
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Mirabai Chanu says she 'thought of giving up' weightlifting after Rio Olympics failure

Looking back at her Rio Games performance, Chanu said the big stage got to her and she became nervous when her turn came as an Olympic medal slipped through her fingers.

Mirabai Chanu says winning gold at World Weightlifting Championships has made missing her sister's wedding worth it
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Mirabai Chanu says winning gold at World Weightlifting Championships has made missing her sister's wedding worth it

Imphal's Saikhom Mirabai Chanu lifted 85kg in snatch and 109kg in clean and jerk to total an impressive 194kg in the women's 48kg to pick up a rare honour for India on Thursday.

Mirabai Chanu's World Championships gold could be game-changing moment in Indian weightlifting history
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Mirabai Chanu's World Championships gold could be game-changing moment in Indian weightlifting history

Mirabai Chanu has now broken free from her idol’s shadow and will be an inspiration, perhaps an even greater one that the path-breaking Kunjarani Devi.

Meet Mirabai Chanu, the Manipuri weightlifter who made India proud by clinching gold at World Championships
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Meet Mirabai Chanu, the Manipuri weightlifter who made India proud by clinching gold at World Championships

Mirabai’s gold medal — India’s first at the prestigious World Championships since Karnam Malleswari’s medal in 1995 — also presented the 23-year-old lifter with redemption of sorts as she had failed to get an overall total at Rio Olympics.

India's Mirabai Chanu wins gold medal in 48kg category at World Weightlifting Championships
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India's Mirabai Chanu wins gold medal in 48kg category at World Weightlifting Championships

Mirabai Chanu became the first Indian in over two decades to claim a gold medal at the World Weightlifting Championships, exorcising the ghosts of her forgettable outing at the Rio Olympics.

PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik felicitated in Kerala after Rio Olympic triumph
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PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik felicitated in Kerala after Rio Olympic triumph

Rio Olympics medal winners P V Sindhu and Sakshi Malik were given a rousing welcome in Thiruvananthapuram on Friday in the presence of hundreds of girl students at a state-run school.

Olympics 2016: Lifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu aims for medal at Rio Games
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Olympics 2016: Lifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu aims for medal at Rio Games

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu will have an outside chance of a podium finish for India when the weightlifter begins her campaign in the women's 48kg category at the Rio Olympic Games in Rio de Janeir on Friday.

Narsingh Yadav’s dope test fiasco speaks of Indian sport bodies’ mediocrity
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Narsingh Yadav’s dope test fiasco speaks of Indian sport bodies’ mediocrity

Neither the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) nor the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has come out in any way to protect Narsingh Yadav, an athlete that they selected and who has never failed a dope test.

From Sania Mirza, Saina Nehwal to OP Jaisha: Indian women at Olympics 2016
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From Sania Mirza, Saina Nehwal to OP Jaisha: Indian women at Olympics 2016

This August, India's sending its largest-ever contingent of sportspersons to the Olympics, and nearly half them are women.

Road to Rio: Weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu has potential to be Karnam Malleswari’s successor
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Road to Rio: Weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu has potential to be Karnam Malleswari’s successor

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu has both the potential and the right guidance to make a mark at the Olympics and change the face of Indian weightlifting.