Asian Weightlifting Championships: Indian lifters, led by Mirabai Chanu, begin campaign with eye on Tokyo Olympics 2020
While none of the athletes will be able to qualify for the Olympics from this tournament alone, a good performance at the gold-level Olympic qualifying event will bolster their chances of making it to the Tokyo Games next year.
Asian Games 2018: India's Vikas Thakur disappoints, finishes eighth in men's 94kg weightlifting category
Indian weightlifters' listless campaign in the 18th Asian Games came to an end on Saturday as Vikas Thakur finished eighth in the men's 94kg category competition
Asian Games 2018: From Bajrang Punia to PV Sindhu, a look at some of India's most promising medal contenders
At the last edition of the Asian Games, India won 57 medals. Just 11 of those were gold while 10 were silver. As we stand at the cusp of another Asian Games, here’s a look at some of India’s most promising medal contenders:
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
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
Commonwealth Games 2018: Specialised diet, German nutritional supplements behind Indian weightlifters' success
Indian weightlifting does not have the best track record in doping and Sharma said it was a problem tackled head-on by the national federation in the last four years.
Commonwealth Games 2018: Superwomen Manu Bhaker, Punam Yadav, Manika Batra lead charge as India end Day 4 on a high
Super Sunday was mostly about India’s sportswomen and their inspiring countless youngsters to take to sport and motivating the elders to think of sports as a wonderful way to sink into the collective consciousness of the nation.
Commonwealth Games 2018: Punam Yadav's gold, Vikas Thakur's bronze continues India's rich haul in weightlifting
Indian weightlifters remained a cut above the rest with Punam Yadav (69kg) adding a fifth gold medal and Vikas Thakur (94kg) picking up a bronze on Sunday.
Thakur lifted a total of 351kg (159kg+192kg) on a day when Papua New Guinea's Steven Kari broke the Commonwealth as well as the Games record in clean and jerk for a total lift of 370kg (154kg+216kg).
Commonwealth Games 2018: Weightlifter Vikas Thakur would look to mark his new weight category with gold at Gold Coast
It would be interesting to see what bearing moving up weight category has on Thakur's performance, but he will enter the Commonwealth Games arena as one of India's genuine medal hopes.
Young Vikas Thakur overcame pain to bag silver in weightlifting on the fifth day of competitions in the 20th Commonwealth Games.