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'Won't affect India's medal haul': Head coach on Mirabai Chanu's 55kg entry rejection for CWG
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'Won't affect India's medal haul': Head coach on Mirabai Chanu's 55kg entry rejection for CWG

The Indian Weightlifting Federation had wanted to field Chanu in the 55kg weight division to maximise India's medal haul in the CWG to be held from 28 July to 8 August.

Mirabai Chanu wins 'BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year' award
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Mirabai Chanu wins 'BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year' award

Young India opener Shafali Verma was awarded the The BBC Emerging Player' award. The first Indian woman to have won a medal at the Olympics in 2000, former weightlifter Karnam Malleswari was presented the BBC Lifetime Achievement' award.

Mirabai Chanu to begin CWG and Asiad preparation in US this week
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Mirabai Chanu to begin CWG and Asiad preparation in US this week

The 27-year-old and India weightlifting head coach Vijay Sharma will fly to St. Louis, USA on Thursday night for at least a month-long stay.

Singapore Weightlifting International: Mirabai Chanu clinches gold, qualifies for CWG 2022 in 55kg
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Singapore Weightlifting International: Mirabai Chanu clinches gold, qualifies for CWG 2022 in 55kg

Competing in the 55kg weight class for the first time, Chanu lifted 191kg (86kg+105kg) to stand on top of the podium in an uncompetitive field.

Mirabai Chanu to compete in new weight category in 2022 Commonwealth Games
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Mirabai Chanu to compete in new weight category in 2022 Commonwealth Games

Chanu, who won a silver at the Tokyo Olympics in the 49 kg weight division, will compete in 55 kg category later this year to help maximise India's chances of winning more gold medals in the multi-sport event in Birmingham.

PV Sindhu, Mirabai Chanu among five nominees for 'BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year' award for 2021
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PV Sindhu, Mirabai Chanu among five nominees for 'BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year' award for 2021

Golfer Aditi Ashok, multiple medal winner at Tokyo Paralympics in shooting Avani Lekhara, Tokyo bronze winner boxer Lovlina Borgohain are the other three nominees.

Mirabai Chanu has to compete in selective events for CWG success, says weightlifting High Performance Director
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Mirabai Chanu has to compete in selective events for CWG success, says weightlifting High Performance Director

Going forward Mirabai will have to be very selective while choosing competitions because there is also another three years adding on to her age, Aveenash Pandoo said during a virtual press conference facilitated by Sports Authority of India

As 2021 ends, a look at some of headlines that gave joy and hope to people
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As 2021 ends, a look at some of headlines that gave joy and hope to people

Mirabai Chanu who won a silver medal at Tokyo Olympics in Weightlifting felicitated some truck drivers who helped her during her training days.

Year in review 2021: Mirabai Chanu lifts Indian spirits with Tokyo silver but weightlifting faces uncertain Olympic future
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Year in review 2021: Mirabai Chanu lifts Indian spirits with Tokyo silver but weightlifting faces uncertain Olympic future

Chanu's tale of redemption at Tokyo was the defining moment for Indian weightlifting but the sport itself faced an uncertain future globally with long-standing governance and doping-related problems.

Narendra Modi turns 71: Current and former sportspersons share wishes on Twitter
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Narendra Modi turns 71: Current and former sportspersons share wishes on Twitter

The likes of VVS Laxman, Saina Nehwal, Mirabai Chanu and many other prominent sportspersons also took to Twitter to share their wishes with the PM.

Amit Shah honours Olympic champion Mirabai Chanu
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Amit Shah honours Olympic champion Mirabai Chanu

Amit Shah said Chanu brought honour for the country by winning a medal at the Tokyo Olympic games and is now a proud member of the police force.

Amit Shah to honour Olympic medallist Mirabai Chanu
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Amit Shah to honour Olympic medallist Mirabai Chanu

Chanu had clinched a silver medal in weightlifting in the 49kg category that opened India's achievement account at the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics.

Mirabai Chanu's silver in Tokyo 2020 'like oxygen' for Indian weightlifting, says Karnam Malleswari
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Mirabai Chanu's silver in Tokyo 2020 'like oxygen' for Indian weightlifting, says Karnam Malleswari

Malleswari, who had won a weightlifting bronze in the 2000 Olympics, also said that sports culture will grow in the country after India's best-ever show in the Tokyo Games.

PM Narendra Modi meets India's Olympic contingent at his residence
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PM Narendra Modi meets India's Olympic contingent at his residence

Modi, who had applauded the Indian athletes' tremendous show during the 75th Independence Day celebration at the Red Fort on Sunday, was seen talking to Chopra and bronze medallist PV Sindhu

Sports Minister Anurag Thakur promises expansion of TOPS, financial windfall for Tokyo 2020 performers
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Sports Minister Anurag Thakur promises expansion of TOPS, financial windfall for Tokyo 2020 performers

This is the first time that IOA is offering cash incentives to Olympic medallists.

Tokyo Big Picture: Covering the Olympics is a game of chance
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Tokyo Big Picture: Covering the Olympics is a game of chance

You know Mirabai Chanu could sleep-lift her way to a silver in her weight class. But at that same time, there's a boy, Saurabh Chaudhury, 19 years of age, shooting at a venue 30 kms away, who has a chance to do better: he can win gold. So that’s who you took a chance on.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: From Neeraj Chopra's landmark gold to Aditi Ashok's narrow miss, best Indian performances
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: From Neeraj Chopra's landmark gold to Aditi Ashok's narrow miss, best Indian performances

With the Olympics having only just concluded, Firstpost.com takes a look back at some of the best performances from Indian athletes at the Games.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian government felicitates Olympic medallists in grand ceremony
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian government felicitates Olympic medallists in grand ceremony

Sindhu and Chanu did not attend the ceremony as they had arrived earlier and are currently at their home bases.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Monetary rewards for each of the Indian medallists
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Monetary rewards for each of the Indian medallists

Following a successful Olympics, the seven medallists were handsomely rewarded by the Indian and state governments, as well as other sporting bodies. Here, we take a look at each of their monetary rewards

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Meet the seven medallists as India end campaign on 48th place
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Meet the seven medallists as India end campaign on 48th place

Here are the seven medallists who made India proud at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.