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Mirabai Chanu: File photo(Getty Images)

'I've learned almost everything from Rio Olympics': Mirabai Chanu

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 17, 2021 09:18 PM IST
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.
File Photo of Mirabai Chanu. (Getty Images)
File Photo of Mirabai Chanu. (Getty Images)

Lifter Mirabai Chanu hopes progress in work leads to Tokyo Olympics medal

By Avishek Roy
PUBLISHED ON APR 29, 2021 10:53 PM IST
  • Five years on from Rio, Mirabai Chanu is a mature lifter and will go into the Tokyo Olympics better prepared.
Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu: File photo(Getty Images)
Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu: File photo(Getty Images)

China thinks no one can lift more than them, I want to break that: Mirabai Chanu

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 25, 2021 04:22 PM IST
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.
Jhilli Dalabehera(Twitter)
Jhilli Dalabehera(Twitter)

Jhilli fetches gold at Asian Weightlifting Championship

PTI | , Tashkent
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2021 02:28 PM IST
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.
File image of Mirabai Chanu.(Getty Images)
File image of Mirabai Chanu.(Getty Images)

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

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2021 04:06 PM IST
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)

Lifter Mirabai Chanu to consult US expert for back problem

New Delhi | By Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2020 01:29 PM IST
Mirabai Chanu missed the Jakarta Asian Games and the world championships that followed due to lower back pain.
Chanu Saikhom Mirabai of India.(Getty Images)
Chanu Saikhom Mirabai of India.(Getty Images)

SAI sanctions Mirabai Chanu’s training programme in US

New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 10:15 PM IST
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.
Mirabai Chanu during the 2018 Commonwealth Games(Getty Images)
Mirabai Chanu during the 2018 Commonwealth Games(Getty Images)

Weightlifting federation nominates Khel Ratna recipient Mirabai Chanu for Arjuna award

By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 12:06 AM IST
Chanu has been nominated along with Ragala Venkat Rahul and Punam Yadav
File image of Mirabai Chanu.(Getty Images)
File image of Mirabai Chanu.(Getty Images)

Mirabai Chanu requests TOPS Committee for foreign strength and conditioning coach

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2020 03:10 PM IST
“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)

Weightlifters request Rijiju to allow resumption of training, say social distancing possible in practice hall

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2020 04:03 PM IST
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.
A file photo of Mirabai Chanu.(Getty Images)
A file photo of Mirabai Chanu.(Getty Images)

Mirabai sets mark, raises the bar

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Dhiman Sarkar
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2020 11:43 PM IST
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.
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)

I expect Mirabai Chanu to win an Olympic medal, says Malleswari

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2020 04:58 PM IST
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.
A file photo of Mirabai Chanu.(Getty Images)
A file photo of Mirabai Chanu.(Getty Images)

Mirabai Chanu wins gold at Qatar International Cup

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2019 10:34 PM IST
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)

Mirabai Chanu betters own national record but misses out on medal in World Championship

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2019 11:13 PM IST
Mirabai’s earlier national record was 199kg (88kg+111kg) which she recorded in the Asian Weightlifting Championship in China in April.
Mirabai Chanu(Getty Images)
Mirabai Chanu(Getty Images)

Jeremy, Mirabai shoulder Indian hopes in World Weightlifting Championships

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Navneet Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2019 10:32 AM IST
The spotlight will be on Both Mirabai Chanu and Jeremy Lalrinnunga when World Weightlifting Championships kick off in Pattya, Thailand from September 18.
File image of Mirabai Chanu.(Getty Images)
File image of Mirabai Chanu.(Getty Images)

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

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 02:37 PM IST
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 Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu.(Getty Images)
File image of Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu.(Getty Images)

Mirabai Chanu wins gold at Commonwealth Senior Weightlifting Championship

Apia (Samoa) | By PTI
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2019 03:22 PM IST
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.
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)

Asian Championships: Mirabai Chanu lifts personal best but misses bronze

Ningbo (China) | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2019 04:31 PM IST
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.
File image of Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu.(Getty Images)
File image of Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu.(Getty Images)

New test for Mirabai Chanu at Asian Championships 2019

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Navneet Singh
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2019 12:16 PM IST
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.
Chanu Saikhom Mirabai of India celebrates on the podium.(Getty Images)
Chanu Saikhom Mirabai of India celebrates on the podium.(Getty Images)

Mirabai Chanu aims to break world record before Tokyo Olympics

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2019 05:18 PM IST
Mirabai Chanu, a 2017 World Championships gold medallist (in 48kg) was laid low due to a lower back injury that kept her out for eight months, claimed gold at the EGAT Cup in Thailand last week
Mirabai Chanu, who clinched gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, was awarded the country’s highest sporting honour.(File Photo)
Mirabai Chanu, who clinched gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, was awarded the country’s highest sporting honour.(File Photo)

Every athlete wants to win awards but can’t get it every year: Mirabai Chanu

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2018 10:41 PM IST
Mirabai Chanu lifted a world record 194kg (85kg snatch and 109kg clean-and-jerk) in November, 2017 to become only the second Indian, after Karnam Malleswari, to win a world championship title.
File picture of Bajrang Punia(PTI)
File picture of Bajrang Punia(PTI)

Awards and controversies: A ‘pointless’ exercise

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2018 08:57 AM IST
The points system lists Olympics/Paralympics, World Championships/World Cup, Asian Games and Commonwealth Games. What about tournaments that happen round the year?
India's Virat Kohli applauds his players off the pitch at the end of during the second day of the 4th cricket test match between England and India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, England, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. England and India are playing a 5 test series. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)(AP)
India's Virat Kohli applauds his players off the pitch at the end of during the second day of the 4th cricket test match between England and India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, England, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. England and India are playing a 5 test series. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)(AP)

Virat Kohli, Mirabai Chanu recommended for Khel Ratna

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Corespondent
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2018 06:46 PM IST
According to latest developments, the awards committee has recommended the names of Kohli and Commonwealth Games gold medal winning weightlifter Mirabai Chanu for the top honour.
Mirabai Chanu is struggling with an unidentified lower-back problem since May and is yet to begin full-fledged weight training.(Getty Images)
Mirabai Chanu is struggling with an unidentified lower-back problem since May and is yet to begin full-fledged weight training.(Getty Images)

Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu pulls out of Asian Games 2018

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2018 12:33 PM IST
Mirabai Chanu’s absence from the upcoming Asian Games comes as a huge setback for India, as she was considered as one of the strongest contenders for a gold medal in the event.
Mirabai Chanu celebrates on the podium after the Weightlifting Women's 48kg Final at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.(Getty Images)
Mirabai Chanu celebrates on the podium after the Weightlifting Women's 48kg Final at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.(Getty Images)

Asian Games 2018: Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu’s participation still doubtful

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2018 06:51 PM IST
Mirabai Chanu is struggling with an unidentified lower-back problem since May and is yet to begin full-fledged weight training ahead of the Asian Games 2018.
Mirabai Chanu lifted a personal best of 196kg (86kg snatch, 110kg jerk), a national record, to win the Commonwealth Games title.(AP)
Mirabai Chanu lifted a personal best of 196kg (86kg snatch, 110kg jerk), a national record, to win the Commonwealth Games title.(AP)

World champion Mirabai Chanu injured, another lifter PM Kanchan fails dope test ahead of Asian Games

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Navneet Singh
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2018 11:11 PM IST
Commonwealth Games champion and Asian Games medal contender Mirabai Chanu is nursing a back problem while national 90 kg + champion PM Kanchan has been provisionally suspended after recently failing an out-of-competition dope test .
Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu had won a gold in the women’s 48kg category at the World Championships held in United States last November.(AP)
Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu had won a gold in the women’s 48kg category at the World Championships held in United States last November.(AP)

Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu likely to compete in 49kg at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2018 08:40 PM IST
Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu may have to compete in the 49kg class at Tokyo 2020 Olympics instead of her current 48kg category as the international federation recently decided to introduce new categories in the sport.
For weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu spending time with herself and chalking out future plans helped get over her performance related depression
For weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu spending time with herself and chalking out future plans helped get over her performance related depression

“I was really disappointed and depressed after the Rio Olympics,” says Mirabai Chanu

Hindustan Times | By Saikhom Mirabai Chanu
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2018 08:00 PM IST
#99ShadesofGrey The world champion, who is all set to spearhead the Indian weightlifting challenge in the upcoming Asian Games, didn’t let failure and depression hold her hostage for too long
Mirabai Chanu will be joined by Rakhi Halder in the Asian Games weightlifting squad along.(AP)
Mirabai Chanu will be joined by Rakhi Halder in the Asian Games weightlifting squad along.(AP)

Mirabai Chanu to lead Indian weightlifting challenge at Asian Games

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2018 07:36 PM IST
World Champion Saikhom Mirabai Chanu will lead India women’s charge at the upcoming Asian Games. The 23-year-old will be competing in 48kg.
Mirabai Chanu, who won a gold medal in weightlifting earlier this year in the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, has been subjected to an astonishing 45 dope tests in the last four years but has come out clean each time.(AP)
Mirabai Chanu, who won a gold medal in weightlifting earlier this year in the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, has been subjected to an astonishing 45 dope tests in the last four years but has come out clean each time.(AP)

Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu wants CCTV in room to avoid doping foul play; IWF agrees

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2018 04:25 PM IST
The Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has further requested the sports ministry to install CCTV cameras at important locations like the training and dining halls as well as at other places where weightlifters come in contact with outsiders.
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