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Targeting medal at the Tokyo Olympics, weightlifter Mirabai Chanu watchful of her fitness
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Targeting medal at the Tokyo Olympics, weightlifter Mirabai Chanu watchful of her fitness

Mirabai Chanu's main aim is to stay injury-free in the build-up to the final round of the Olympic qualifications in April where she targets to lift a personal best of 210 kilograms

World champion weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu clinches gold medal on competitive return from back injury
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World champion weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu clinches gold medal on competitive return from back injury

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu notched up a gold medal at the EGAT Cup, making a strong comeback from the lower back injury that kept her out of action for more than half of 2018

Firstpost Spodcast Episode 4: Dinesh Karthik's aggressive knock, Chris Froome's fumble and more on our daily sports podcast
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Firstpost Spodcast Episode 4: Dinesh Karthik's aggressive knock, Chris Froome's fumble and more on our daily sports podcast

India's tour game against Essex, the 17th stage of Tour de France, Serena Williams' complaint against constant dope tests as well as Saikhom Mirabai Chanu's gradually easing back pain — we discuss all this and more on Spodcast, Firspost's daily sports podcast.

Asian Games 2018: Saikhom Mirabai Chanu to lead India's five-person weightlifting squad alongside Sathish Shivalingam
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Asian Games 2018: Saikhom Mirabai Chanu to lead India's five-person weightlifting squad alongside Sathish Shivalingam

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu will be heading in to the Asian Games as a favourite in her category, and she will be accompanied by a squad of four other weightlifters, including Sathish Sivalingam

Weightlifters Mirabai Chanu, P Gururaja put India on seventh place on opening day of Commonwealth Games
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Weightlifters Mirabai Chanu, P Gururaja put India on seventh place on opening day of Commonwealth Games

Catch some of India's best photo moments of the action that unfolded on opening day of Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast

Commonwealth Games 2018: India's Saikhom Mirabai Chanu confident of winning gold in weightlifting
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Commonwealth Games 2018: India's Saikhom Mirabai Chanu confident of winning gold in weightlifting

India's top weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu will start as overwhelming favourite to clinch the top prize in women's 48kg category at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast next month.

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,

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.

Rio Olympics 2016: Indian weightlifting campaign ends as Sathish Sivalingam crashes out
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Rio Olympics 2016: Indian weightlifting campaign ends as Sathish Sivalingam crashes out

India's weightlifting campaign at the Rio Olympics ended in disappointment with Sathish Kumar Sivalingam finishing fourth in the men's 77kg event Group B category in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday.

Rio 2016: Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu backs federation, coach after disappointing Olympics exit
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Rio 2016: Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu backs federation, coach after disappointing Olympics exit

Indian weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, who had put up a highly disappointing performance at the Rio Olympics, has defended the federation and her coach after they came under criticism in the wake of her flop show.

Rio Olympics 2016, Day 1 India Highlights: Hockey, rowing give hope; tennis, shooting disappoint
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Rio Olympics 2016, Day 1 India Highlights: Hockey, rowing give hope; tennis, shooting disappoint

The opening day of Rio Olympics 2016 brought mixed fortunes for India. Here are all the hits and missed from Day one.

Rio Olympics 2016: India’s Saikhom Mirabai Chanu fails to complete weightlifting event
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Rio Olympics 2016: India’s Saikhom Mirabai Chanu fails to complete weightlifting event

India's Saikhom Mirabai Chanu put up a highly disappointing performance at the Rio Olympics as she could not get an overall total in women's 48kg after failing to lift the weight in any of her three attempts in clean & jerk section.

Rio Olympics 2016, Day 1 schedule: Team India athletes to star in air rifle, hockey, tennis and more!
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Rio Olympics 2016, Day 1 schedule: Team India athletes to star in air rifle, hockey, tennis and more!

From women's air rifle to weightlifting, Team India is in a slew of events at the Olympics today! We give you the schedule of today's Indian sporting action

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.

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.

Indian women weightlifters finish in top 10 at Asian Championships, boost chances of Olympic qualification
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Indian women weightlifters finish in top 10 at Asian Championships, boost chances of Olympic qualification

Indian women weightlifters finished in top-10 in their respective weight categories at the Senior Asian Championships here to brighten the country's chances of booking Olympic quota places.

CWG 2014 Photos: Indian superwoman Sanjita Khumukcham takes weightlifting gold
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CWG 2014 Photos: Indian superwoman Sanjita Khumukcham takes weightlifting gold

India's Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu and Saikhom Mirabai Chanu bagged a gold and silver respectively in the women’s 48kg weightlifting event yesterday. It was basically a contest between the two Manipuris in an event which India had dominated for long in the Commonwealth Games from the days of Kunjarani Devi. Here are the photos:

CWG 2014: India look to open medal account with weightlifting
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CWG 2014: India look to open medal account with weightlifting

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.