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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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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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Mirabai Chanu aims to break world record before Tokyo Olympics

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
Chanu Saikhom Mirabai of India celebrates on the podium.(Getty Images)
Chanu Saikhom Mirabai of India celebrates on the podium.(Getty Images)
Updated on Feb 12, 2019 05:18 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

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

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.
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)
Updated on Sep 28, 2018 10:41 PM IST
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Awards and controversies: A ‘pointless’ exercise

The points system lists Olympics/Paralympics, World Championships/World Cup, Asian Games and Commonwealth Games. What about tournaments that happen round the year?
File picture of Bajrang Punia(PTI)
File picture of Bajrang Punia(PTI)
Updated on Sep 22, 2018 08:57 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAvishek Roy

Virat Kohli, Mirabai Chanu recommended for Khel Ratna

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.
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)
Updated on Sep 17, 2018 06:46 PM IST
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Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu pulls out of Asian Games 2018

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 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)
Updated on Aug 07, 2018 12:33 PM IST
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Asian Games 2018: Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu’s participation still doubtful

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 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)
Updated on Aug 06, 2018 06:51 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

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

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 .
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)
Updated on Jul 23, 2018 11:11 PM IST
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Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu likely to compete in 49kg at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

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.
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)
Updated on Jul 09, 2018 08:40 PM IST
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“I was really disappointed and depressed after the Rio Olympics,” says Mirabai Chanu

#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
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
Updated on Jun 29, 2018 08:00 PM IST
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Mirabai Chanu to lead Indian weightlifting challenge at Asian Games

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 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)
Updated on Jun 29, 2018 07:36 PM IST
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Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu wants CCTV in room to avoid doping foul play; IWF agrees

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.
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)
Updated on May 28, 2018 04:25 PM IST
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Mirabai Chanu, Sanjita Chanu given grand welcome on return to Imphal

Upon their arrival at the Imphal international airport at around 9.30 am, hundreds of young weightlifters, local state officials, well-wishers and family members welcomed Mirabai Chanu and Sanjita Chanu with celebratory slogans and garlands
Mirabai Chanu (L) and Sanjita Chanu were given a grand reception on their return to Imphal on Thursday.(HT photo)
Mirabai Chanu (L) and Sanjita Chanu were given a grand reception on their return to Imphal on Thursday.(HT photo)
Updated on Apr 26, 2018 02:56 PM IST
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2018 Commonwealth Games: Mirabai Chanu, Sanjita Chanu to be rewarded by Manipur Chief Minister

Mirabai Chanu and Sanjita Chanu, who secured the gold medals in weightlifting in the 2018 Commonwealth games, will be awarded 15 lakh each by Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh.
Mirabai Chanu and Sanjita Chanu have given India two gold medals in weightlifting in the 2018 Commonwealth Games.(AP)
Mirabai Chanu and Sanjita Chanu have given India two gold medals in weightlifting in the 2018 Commonwealth Games.(AP)
Updated on Apr 06, 2018 11:00 PM IST
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2018 Commonwealth Games: Weightlifters Sanjita and Mirabai Chanu tread the path shown by Kunjarani Devi

Weightlifters Mirabai Chanu and Sanjita Chanu won gold for India in the 48 kg and 53 kg categories respectively at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Sanjita Chanu finished first in the women’s 53 kg weightlifting finals at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Friday.(AP)
Sanjita Chanu finished first in the women’s 53 kg weightlifting finals at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Friday.(AP)
Updated on Apr 07, 2018 09:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByAnkit Kumar Singh

Sanjita Chanu relieved after proving critics wrong with gold at 2018 Commonwealth Games

Sanjita Chanu was in tears at the podium of the 53 kg women’s weightlifting event -- tears of relief because the 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medal meant she had finally left behind a torrid time spent recovering from an injury which also forced her to move up to a higher weight category.
Sanjita Chanu poses with her gold medal after winning the women's 53kg weightlifting event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Friday.(PTI)
Sanjita Chanu poses with her gold medal after winning the women's 53kg weightlifting event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Friday.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 06, 2018 03:08 PM IST
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2018 Commonwealth Games: Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates Mirabai Chanu

Mirabai Chanu secured the first gold medal for India in weightlifting in the 2018 Commonwealth games while P Gururaj settled for silver.
Mirabai Chanu (48kg) smashed snatch, clean and jerk and the overall Games records today to claim India’s first gold in the 2018 Commonwealth Games.(PTI)
Mirabai Chanu (48kg) smashed snatch, clean and jerk and the overall Games records today to claim India’s first gold in the 2018 Commonwealth Games.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 05, 2018 08:58 PM IST
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Mirabai Chanu’s family celebrates 2018 Commonwealth Games gold, Manipur CM lauds effort

Mirabai Chanu gave India the first gold medal of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Thursday. The Manipuri weightlifter smashed her own record en route to the gold
Gold medallist Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu during the medal ceremony of women's 48kg event during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Thursday.(PTI)
Gold medallist Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu during the medal ceremony of women's 48kg event during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Thursday.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 06, 2018 07:52 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Imphal | BySobhapati Samom

2018 Commonwealth Games: Weightlifting officials fume over lack of physiotherapist

Indian weightlifters Mirabai Chanu and P Gururaja delivered the medals on Thursday but the system seems to have let them down at the ongoing 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Mirabai Chanu also noted the absence of a physio after winning India’s first 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medal.(AP)
Mirabai Chanu also noted the absence of a physio after winning India’s first 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medal.(AP)
Updated on Apr 06, 2018 11:08 AM IST
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Mirabai Chanu eyes Asian Games glory after golden start to 2018 Commonwealth Games

Mirabai Chanu said that she will now focus all her energy on winning a medal in the Asian Games later this year after becoming the first Indian to win gold in the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Mirabai Chanu celebrates with her gold medal at the women's 48kg Weightlifting final during the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on April 5, 2018.(AP)
Mirabai Chanu celebrates with her gold medal at the women's 48kg Weightlifting final during the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on April 5, 2018.(AP)
Updated on Apr 06, 2018 11:09 AM IST
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2018 Commonwealth Games: Mirabai Chanu wins gold medal in women’s 48 kg weightlifting

Mirabai Chanu won India’s first gold medal in the 2018 Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast, breaking the event’s weightlifting records in the process.
Mirabai Chanu celebrates after making a new Commonwealth Games record in snatch in women's 48kg Weightlifting at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, Thursday, April 5, 2018.(AP)
Mirabai Chanu celebrates after making a new Commonwealth Games record in snatch in women's 48kg Weightlifting at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, Thursday, April 5, 2018.(AP)
Updated on Apr 05, 2018 04:13 PM IST
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