Vikas Thakur

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Asian Weightlifting Championships: Indian lifters, led by Mirabai Chanu, begin campaign with eye on Tokyo Olympics 2020
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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
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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
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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
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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

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

Commonwealth Games 2018: Specialised diet, German nutritional supplements behind Indian weightlifters' success
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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
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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
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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.

Commonwealth Games 2018: Vikas Thakur adds bronze to India's Gold Coast weightlifting medal haul
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Commonwealth Games 2018: Vikas Thakur adds bronze to India's Gold Coast weightlifting medal haul

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
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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.

CWG 2014 weightlifting: Vikas Thakur overcomes pain to bag silver
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CWG 2014 weightlifting: Vikas Thakur overcomes pain to bag silver

Young Vikas Thakur overcame pain to bag silver in weightlifting on the fifth day of competitions in the 20th Commonwealth Games.