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Mirabai Chanu to miss World Championship and Commonwealth Senior Championship

Mirabai Chanu, who won a silver medal in the women’s 49kg category at the Tokyo Olympics earlier this year and is also a former world champion, withdrew from the two events on the advice of India head coach Vijay Sharma.
Olympic silver medallist weightlifter Mirabai Chanu (PTI/File Photo)
Olympic silver medallist weightlifter Mirabai Chanu (PTI/File Photo)
Updated on Nov 24, 2021 11:08 PM IST
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PTI | , New Delhi

Madhuri Dixit and Mirabai Chanu can't hold back tears on Dance Deewane, watch

  • Madhuri Dixit and Mirabai Chanu got emotional during a special Independence Day episode of Dance Deewane. Watch a promo here. 
Madhuri Dixit and Mirabai Chanu on Dance Deewane.
Madhuri Dixit and Mirabai Chanu on Dance Deewane.
Published on Aug 14, 2021 10:09 AM IST
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Mirabai Chanu in search of truck drivers who dropped her off to training

According to Mirabai’s mother Saikhom Ongbi Tombi Devi, the trucks, coming from Etham Moirangpurel area, would pass through the village and give her daughter a lift to Imphal
Olympic silver medalist weightlifter Mirabai Chanu being welcomed by people as she arrives at the airport, in Imphal on Tuesday.(ANI / Twitter)
Olympic silver medalist weightlifter Mirabai Chanu being welcomed by people as she arrives at the airport, in Imphal on Tuesday.(ANI / Twitter)
Published on Jul 29, 2021 11:26 PM IST
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R Madhavan cannot believe this pic of Olympian Mirabai eating on floor

  • R Madhavan was at a 'complete loss of words' on seeing a picture of Olympic silver medalist, weightlifter Mirabai Chanu eating food at her home in Manipur.
R Madhavan reposted Mirabai Chanu's picture on Twitter.
R Madhavan reposted Mirabai Chanu's picture on Twitter.
Updated on Jul 29, 2021 10:20 PM IST
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Abhimanyu Dassani pulls up those who say they are ‘proud of’ Olympic winners

  • Abhimanyu Dassani has slammed those who say they are 'proud of athletes when they win'. His reaction comes after Mirabai Chanu's win at the Olympics.
Abhimanyu Dassani was widely appreciated for his performance in his debut film, Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota.
Abhimanyu Dassani was widely appreciated for his performance in his debut film, Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota.
Published on Jul 28, 2021 10:59 AM IST
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Tiger, inspired by Mirabai Chanu, does 140 kg weight squats. Jackie reacts

  • On Sunday, Tiger Shroff shared a video in which he was seen lifting 140 kilo weights and performing squats. The actor said he was inspired by Olympic silver medalist Mirabai Chanu.
(L) Mirabai Chanu at the Tokyo Olympics (R) Tiger Shroff.
(L) Mirabai Chanu at the Tokyo Olympics (R) Tiger Shroff.
Published on Jul 25, 2021 08:06 PM IST
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Mirabai Chanu inspires Tiger Shroff to weightlift 140 kgs during barbell squats

  • Tiger Shroff makes jaws drop at gym this Sunday as he lays powerlifting goals during cardio workout by weightlifting 140 kgs and performing barbell front squats after being inspired by Mirabai Chanu’s historic win at Tokyo Olympics
Tiger Shroff takes weightlifting inspo from Mirabai Chanu, lifts 140 kgs during barbell front squat(Instagram/tigerjackieshroff/mirabai_chanu)
Tiger Shroff takes weightlifting inspo from Mirabai Chanu, lifts 140 kgs during barbell front squat(Instagram/tigerjackieshroff/mirabai_chanu)
Updated on Jul 25, 2021 06:53 PM IST
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Anushka is fan of Mirabai Chanu's Olympics earrings and the story behind them

  • Mirabai Chanu's special Olympics rings-style earrings are a hit online with her fans, which includes actor Anushka Sharma.
Anushka Sharma has shared an appreciation post for Mirabai Chanu.
Anushka Sharma has shared an appreciation post for Mirabai Chanu.
Published on Jul 24, 2021 10:54 PM IST
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Tisca Chopra apologises for congratulating Mirabai Chanu with wrong photo

Tisca Chopra was trolled after she wrongly used a photo of Indonesian weightlifter Windy Cantika Aisah while congratulating Mirabai Chanu for winning an Olympic silver medal. She has deleted the post and apologised.
Tisca Chopra used a wrong photo while congratulating Mirabai Chanu for her Olympic win.
Tisca Chopra used a wrong photo while congratulating Mirabai Chanu for her Olympic win.
Updated on Jul 24, 2021 07:20 PM IST
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Mirabai Chanu's coach to get 10 lakh from IAO

Tokyo Olympics: The coaches of gold medal winners will get 12.5 lakh while those of bronze medallists will be given 7.5 lakh by the IOA.
Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu during the Women's 49kg category weightlifting attempt as she wins a silver medal at Tokyo Olympics 2020, in Tokyo on Saturday.(ANI Photo)
Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu during the Women's 49kg category weightlifting attempt as she wins a silver medal at Tokyo Olympics 2020, in Tokyo on Saturday.(ANI Photo)
Published on Jul 24, 2021 05:00 PM IST
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Tokyo Olympics: Mirabai Chanu will fight for gold, feels IWLF secretary

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) on Saturday confirmed that Mirabai has qualified for the Tokyo Games in the women's 49kg category.
Mirabai Chanu: File Photo(Getty Images)
Mirabai Chanu: File Photo(Getty Images)
Published on Jun 13, 2021 12:08 PM IST
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'I've learned almost everything from Rio Olympics': Mirabai Chanu

Last month, Mirabai had revealed that she was "completely broken" after the failure at the 2016 Rio Olympics and talking to a psychologist helped her get back on track.
Mirabai Chanu: File photo(Getty Images)
Mirabai Chanu: File photo(Getty Images)
Published on May 17, 2021 09:18 PM IST
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Lifter Mirabai Chanu hopes progress in work leads to Tokyo Olympics medal

  • Five years on from Rio, Mirabai Chanu is a mature lifter and will go into the Tokyo Olympics better prepared.
File Photo of Mirabai Chanu. (Getty Images)
File Photo of Mirabai Chanu. (Getty Images)
Published on Apr 29, 2021 10:53 PM IST
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China thinks no one can lift more than them, I want to break that: Mirabai Chanu

China currently has two lifters who are ahead of Chanu in the Tokyo Games qualifying rankings. But only one of them can participate as per the rules.
Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu: File photo(Getty Images)
Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu: File photo(Getty Images)
Published on Apr 25, 2021 04:22 PM IST
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Jhilli fetches gold at Asian Weightlifting Championship

With the win, Jhilli bettered her silver-winning performance in the last edition. However, it was an underwhelming performance as she had lifted 162kg (71kg 91kg) at the same event in 2019.
Jhilli Dalabehera(Twitter)
Jhilli Dalabehera(Twitter)
Published on Apr 18, 2021 02:28 PM IST
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PTI | , Tashkent

Mirabai Chanu's medal hopes swell after North Korea's withdrawal from Olympics

North Korea pulled out of the Tokyo Olympics, to be held from July 23 to August 8, to protect its athletes from the "world public health crisis caused by COVID-19."
File image of Mirabai Chanu.(Getty Images)
File image of Mirabai Chanu.(Getty Images)
Published on Apr 06, 2021 04:06 PM IST
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Lifter Mirabai Chanu to consult US expert for back problem

Mirabai Chanu missed the Jakarta Asian Games and the world championships that followed due to lower back pain.
File image of Mirabai Chanu.(Getty Images)
File image of Mirabai Chanu.(Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 30, 2020 01:29 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByAvishek Roy

SAI sanctions Mirabai Chanu’s training programme in US

The MOC also sanctioned hiring of physiotherapist RB Kannan for the Indian men’s hockey team for an initial period of three months after the departure of the foreign physio David McDonald.
Chanu Saikhom Mirabai of India.(Getty Images)
Chanu Saikhom Mirabai of India.(Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 28, 2020 10:15 PM IST
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Weightlifting federation nominates Khel Ratna recipient Mirabai Chanu for Arjuna award

Chanu has been nominated along with Ragala Venkat Rahul and Punam Yadav
Mirabai Chanu during the 2018 Commonwealth Games(Getty Images)
Mirabai Chanu during the 2018 Commonwealth Games(Getty Images)
Updated on May 28, 2020 12:06 AM IST
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Mirabai Chanu requests TOPS Committee for foreign strength and conditioning coach

“There are a lot of chances of injury in weightlifting so I had requested TOPS committee for a strength and conditioning coach before the lockdown,” Mirabai, who made a successful comeback from a lower back injury last year, told PTI.
File image of Mirabai Chanu.(Getty Images)
File image of Mirabai Chanu.(Getty Images)
Updated on May 12, 2020 03:10 PM IST
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Weightlifters request Rijiju to allow resumption of training, say social distancing possible in practice hall

Rijiju interacted with the weightlifters, who are currently stationed at the National Institute of Sports, Patiala, in a video conference, seeking their feedback on resumption of training.
File image of Mirabai Chanu.(Getty Images)
File image of Mirabai Chanu.(Getty Images)
Updated on May 11, 2020 04:03 PM IST
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Mirabai sets mark, raises the bar

The Asian championships will be from April 16-25 in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. Adding 7kg in aggregate would need intensity in her training upped from the current 80-85% to 90%, she said.
A file photo of Mirabai Chanu.(Getty Images)
A file photo of Mirabai Chanu.(Getty Images)
Updated on Feb 04, 2020 11:43 PM IST
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I expect Mirabai Chanu to win an Olympic medal, says Malleswari

The first woman to win an Olympic medal, Malleswari said junior weightlifters are getting more opportunities to participate in international event now than 20 years ago.
File image of Chanu Saikhom Mirabai at the 2018 Commonwealth Games at Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre.(Getty Images)
File image of Chanu Saikhom Mirabai at the 2018 Commonwealth Games at Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre.(Getty Images)
Updated on Feb 01, 2020 04:58 PM IST
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Mirabai Chanu wins gold at Qatar International Cup

Chanu won gold with an effort of 194kg in the Olympic qualifying event, the points from which will come in handy when the final rankings for Tokyo 2020 cut are done.
A file photo of Mirabai Chanu.(Getty Images)
A file photo of Mirabai Chanu.(Getty Images)
Updated on Dec 20, 2019 10:34 PM IST
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Mirabai Chanu betters own national record but misses out on medal in World Championship

Mirabai’s earlier national record was 199kg (88kg+111kg) which she recorded in the Asian Weightlifting Championship in China in April.
A file photo of Mirabai Chanu.(Getty Images)
A file photo of Mirabai Chanu.(Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 19, 2019 11:13 PM IST
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Jeremy, Mirabai shoulder Indian hopes in World Weightlifting Championships

The spotlight will be on Both Mirabai Chanu and Jeremy Lalrinnunga when World Weightlifting Championships kick off in Pattya, Thailand from September 18.
Mirabai Chanu(Getty Images)
Mirabai Chanu(Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 18, 2019 10:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByNavneet Singh

Mirabai Chanu to lead seven-member Indian team in Weightlifting World Championship

The quartet of Mirabai (49kg), Commonwealth Championship gold medallist Jhilli Dalabehera (45kg), Sneha Soren (55kg) and Rakhi Halder (64kg) will represent India in the women’s events.
File image of Mirabai Chanu.(Getty Images)
File image of Mirabai Chanu.(Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 09, 2019 02:37 PM IST
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Mirabai Chanu wins gold at Commonwealth Senior Weightlifting Championship

Mirabai last took part at the Asian Championship in Ningbo, China in April where she lifted 199kg (86kg+113kg) to miss out on a medal by a whisker.
File image of Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu.(Getty Images)
File image of Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 09, 2019 03:22 PM IST
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Asian Championships: Mirabai Chanu lifts personal best but misses bronze

After clearing 86kg in her snatch, Mirabai began her clean and jerk with a 109kg and then lifted 113kg successfully. But in her third attempt, the Manipuri could not lift 115kg and that cost her dear.
Mirabai Chanu misses medal in Asian Weightlifting Championships by a whisker as she finishes 4th overall with total lift of 199 kg(Twitter)
Mirabai Chanu misses medal in Asian Weightlifting Championships by a whisker as she finishes 4th overall with total lift of 199 kg(Twitter)
Published on Apr 21, 2019 04:31 PM IST
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Ningbo (China) | ByPress Trust of India

New test for Mirabai Chanu at Asian Championships 2019

Following the IWF re-jigging the weight categories for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Mirabai Chanu will have to add substantial weight to her bar in order to excel in the new 49kg division.
File image of Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu.(Getty Images)
File image of Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu.(Getty Images)
Updated on Apr 19, 2019 12:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByNavneet Singh
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