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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Emotional homecoming for Mirabai Chanu as silver-medallist breaks down on meeting parents
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Emotional homecoming for Mirabai Chanu as silver-medallist breaks down on meeting parents

Chanu, who won the silver medal in the women's 49kg category on Saturday, was seen hugging her mother Saikhom Ongbi Tombi Leima and her father Saikhom Kriti Meitei with tears rolling down her face as security guards formed a ring around her.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz becomes Philippines' first Olympic gold-medallist
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz becomes Philippines' first Olympic gold-medallist

Diaz, 30, was already assured a place in her country's sporting folklore, alongside the likes of Manny Pacquiao, as the only woman from the sprawling archipelago ever to win an Olympic medal when she took a surprise silver in the 53kg class in Rio five years ago.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Silver medal-winning weightlifter Mirabai Chanu receives warm reception upon return to India
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Silver medal-winning weightlifter Mirabai Chanu receives warm reception upon return to India

Mirabai Chanu was greeted with chants of 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' and felicitated by officials of the Sports Authority of India among others.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Silver medallist Mirabai Chanu says she ‘learnt a lot’ from Rio 2016 debacle
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Silver medallist Mirabai Chanu says she ‘learnt a lot’ from Rio 2016 debacle

Chanu revealed that after the Rio Games debacle she changed her training and technique completely so that she could redeem herself in Tokyo.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Mirabai Chanu's silver makes up for disappointments in other sports, lifts India’s mood on Day 1
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Mirabai Chanu's silver makes up for disappointments in other sports, lifts India’s mood on Day 1

Used to medal-less opening days, Chanu's silver placed India 12th on the tally, a feat achieved for the first time ever.

Khaana, sona aur practice: The motto that brought Mirabai Chanu her silver medal at Tokyo Olympics 2020
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Khaana, sona aur practice: The motto that brought Mirabai Chanu her silver medal at Tokyo Olympics 2020

Weightlifters are perpetually willing themselves through injuries to some part of body or another. On Saturday, with a silver medal at Tokyo 2020 Mirabai Chanu finally recuperated from a five-year-long throbbing heartache.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Mirabai Chanu clinches silver medal to open India's account at Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Mirabai Chanu clinches silver medal to open India's account at Games

The gold went to China's Hou Zhihui with an effort of 210kg (94kg+116kg) , while Aisah Windy Cantika of Indonesia took home the bronze with an effort of 194kg (84kg+110kg).

Tokyo Olympics 2020 Highlights, Day 1: Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu wins silver; Netherlands thrash India 5-1 in women's hockey
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Tokyo Olympics 2020 Highlights, Day 1: Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu wins silver; Netherlands thrash India 5-1 in women's hockey

Follow live blog for scores and updates from Tokyo Olympics 2020 as Indian contingent eyes glory.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Complete list of 120 Indian athletes who have qualified for the Summer Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Complete list of 120 Indian athletes who have qualified for the Summer Games

India is sending a record 120 athletes to the pandemic-delayed Tokyo Olympics that get underway on 23 July. List of all the athletes who will be going for glory.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Desperately seeking clean Games, doping-tainted weightlifting faces Olympic axe
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Desperately seeking clean Games, doping-tainted weightlifting faces Olympic axe

The IOC has already decided to shed four of the 13 weight divisions contested in Tokyo with the number of athletes slashed from 196 to 120. In Rio five years ago there were 260.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japan police find missing Ugandan weightlifter Julius Ssekitoleko
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japan police find missing Ugandan weightlifter Julius Ssekitoleko

The disappearance of Julius Ssekitoleko came at a time of high public concern over coronavirus risks as thousands of foreigners arrive for the Games.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Romanian weightlifters to miss Games after federation receives one-year doping ban
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Romanian weightlifters to miss Games after federation receives one-year doping ban

Four of the offences were committed by Florin Croitoru, Gabriel Sincraian, Razvan Martin and Roxana Cocos at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: IWF confirms Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu’s qualification for Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: IWF confirms Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu’s qualification for Games

The 26-year-old from Manipur has qualified on the basis of her standings on IWF's Absolute Ranking list. Chanu is ranked second in the 49kg category with 4133,6172 points in her kitty.

World Junior Weightlifting Championships: India's Jeremy Lalrinnunga's Olympic hopes take hit after finishing fourth in 67kg category
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World Junior Weightlifting Championships: India's Jeremy Lalrinnunga's Olympic hopes take hit after finishing fourth in 67kg category

The 18-year-old, who suffered a knee injury at the Asian Championships last month, heaved 135kg in snatch and 165kg in clean and jerk for a total of 300kg, missing out on a third place finish by a kilogram in the 67kg category.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard set to be first transgender Olympian
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard set to be first transgender Olympian

Hubbard is aiming to make New Zealand's Tokyo Olympics squad to contest the women's +87kg category, an event in which she is currently ranked 16th in the world.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Mirabai Chanu confident of podium finish, aims to undo Rio failure
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Mirabai Chanu confident of podium finish, aims to undo Rio failure

“I am confident of challenging the Chinese. At the end of the day, you have to just lift weights. The absence of North Korea will be a definite help, and I am confident of making up for my non-performance in Rio and return with a medal,” Chanu said.

Mirabai Chanu looking to 'go beyond' Chinese weightlifters at Tokyo Olympics 2020
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Mirabai Chanu looking to 'go beyond' Chinese weightlifters at Tokyo Olympics 2020

"I don't want a silver in the Olympics, I want gold," declared the world record-breaking lifter during an interview with PTI.

Asian Weightlifting Championship: Youth Olympics gold medallist Jeremy Lalrinnunga finishes 8th
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Asian Weightlifting Championship: Youth Olympics gold medallist Jeremy Lalrinnunga finishes 8th

Jeremy Lalrinnunga, who was placed 22nd in the 67kg category before this event, was competing to improve his points which would help him seal an Olympic berth based on the continental quota.

National weightlifting camp to be shifted from Patiala to Mumbai for two months
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National weightlifting camp to be shifted from Patiala to Mumbai for two months

The Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWLF) has decided to shift the national camp from Patiala to Mumbai for two months, starting 21 December, to ensure that lifters train in higher temperatures that are anticipated at next year's Tokyo Olympics.