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Indian weightlifter Sanjita Chanu poses with the tricolour for a photo after winning gold in the women's 53kg Weightlifting event during the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast.(PTI)

Dope-cleared Sanjita Chanu to finally get Arjuna award for 2018

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2020 01:55 PM IST
A Sports Ministry source confirmed that Chanu will be conferred with the Arjuna award as per a 2018 Delhi High Court order, which directed the selection committee to consider her and keep the decision in a sealed cover to be disclosed only if she was absolved of the doping charges.
Sanjita Chanu during the 2018 Commonwealth Games.(Getty Images)
Sanjita Chanu during the 2018 Commonwealth Games.(Getty Images)

Free from doping charges, Sanjita Chanu hopeful of getting Arjuna Award

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 01:57 PM IST
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), on the recommendation of World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) dropped the doping charge against Chanu after more than two-and-a-half years of investigation.
Sanjita Chanu Khumukcham of India makes her final attempt during the Women's 53kg weightlifting final (File)(Getty Images)
Sanjita Chanu Khumukcham of India makes her final attempt during the Women's 53kg weightlifting final (File)(Getty Images)

India CWG champion lifter Sanjita Chanu cleared of doping charges

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Navneet Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2020 05:54 PM IST
The international weightlifting federation decided to drop the case over “non-conformities” in the handling of her sample, taken ahead of the 2017 worlds in Las Vegas
File image of Sanjita Chanu Khumukcham.(Getty Images)
File image of Sanjita Chanu Khumukcham.(Getty Images)

Weightlifter Sanjita Chanu to seek compensation from IWF in unsettled dope case

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 03:30 PM IST
Chanu’s case, which has been marred by several anomalies and administrative goof-ups, has been dragging on since she tested positive for anabolic steroid testosterone in November 2017.
File picture of Indian weightlifter Sanjita Chanu(PTI)
File picture of Indian weightlifter Sanjita Chanu(PTI)

Was on the verge of quitting weightlifting and job after doping charges: Sanjita

New Delhi | By PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2019 05:01 PM IST
Sanjita rued the year that was lost to the controversy and vowed to come back stronger after missing the Asian Games and the World Championships in 2018. .
Sanjita Chanu poses with the tricolour for a photo after winning gold in the women's 53kg Weightlifting event.(PTI)
Sanjita Chanu poses with the tricolour for a photo after winning gold in the women's 53kg Weightlifting event.(PTI)

Sanjita Chanu’s provisional ban lifted by International Weightlifting Federation

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2019 09:36 AM IST
Sanjita, who had won a gold in the women’s 53kg category at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, had tested positive for anabolic steroid testosterone as her urine sample was taken prior to the World Championships in November 17.
Sanjita Chanu Khumukcham of India makes her final attempt during the Women's 53kg weightlifting final on day two of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.(Getty Images)
Sanjita Chanu Khumukcham of India makes her final attempt during the Women's 53kg weightlifting final on day two of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.(Getty Images)

Commonwealth Games gold medallist Sanjita Chanu’s B sample returns positive

New Delhi | By Navneet Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2018 11:38 PM IST
In a letter to the Indian Weightlifting Federation and Sanjita Chanu, IWF legal counsel Eva Nyirfa on Tuesday informed them of the ‘B’ sample also returning positive.
India's Yuki Bhambri will be playing the US Open instead of 2018 Asian Games.(AFP)
India's Yuki Bhambri will be playing the US Open instead of 2018 Asian Games.(AFP)

Yuki Bhambri, Sanjita Chanu dropped from TOP Scheme

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2018 09:55 PM IST
Yuki Bhambri was left out of TOP Scheme as he will not take part in the Jakarta Asian Games in August-September as the dates clash with the US Open, where he is expected to qualify for the main draw.
Sanjita Chanu has been handed a provisional suspension by the International Weightlifting Federation after her ‘A’ sample tested positive for anabolic steroid testosterone.(PTI)
Sanjita Chanu has been handed a provisional suspension by the International Weightlifting Federation after her ‘A’ sample tested positive for anabolic steroid testosterone.(PTI)

Manipur CM asks Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore to intervene in Sanjita Chanu doping controversy

Press Trust of India, Imphal | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2018 01:58 PM IST
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has written a letter to Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, saying there could have been “mixing up or exchange” of the dope sample of Sanjita Chanu taken in the United States of America in November last year.
Indian weightlifter Sanjita Chanu is facing a four-year ban after testing positive in a dope test.(PTI)
Indian weightlifter Sanjita Chanu is facing a four-year ban after testing positive in a dope test.(PTI)

Indian Weightlifting Federation backs Sanjita Chanu, hits out at timing of suspension

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2018 12:55 PM IST
2018 Commonwealth Games gold medallist Sanjita Chanu is facing a four-year ban after testing positive in a dope test.
Two-time Commonwealth Games champion weightlifter Sanjita Chanu on Thursday tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid and was provisionally suspended by the international federation.(Twitter)
Two-time Commonwealth Games champion weightlifter Sanjita Chanu on Thursday tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid and was provisionally suspended by the international federation.(Twitter)

Weightlifter Sanjita Chanu claims she’s innocent, will challenge suspension

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2018 01:37 PM IST
Weightlifter Sanjita Chanu, who has been provisionally suspended for testing positive for a banned anabolic steroid, has denied any wrongdoing.
K Sanjita Chanu set a new Commonwealth Games (CWG) record in Gold Coast with a lift of 84 kg in snatch and 108 kg in clean and jerk, to finish with a total of 192 kg.(PTI)
K Sanjita Chanu set a new Commonwealth Games (CWG) record in Gold Coast with a lift of 84 kg in snatch and 108 kg in clean and jerk, to finish with a total of 192 kg.(PTI)

Weightlifter Sanjita Chanu, CWG gold medallist, fails dope test, gets suspended

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Navneet Singh
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2018 07:39 PM IST
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) is yet to clarify whether weightlifter Sanjita Chanu tested positive for testosterone in Gold Coast or some other international competition.
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)

Mirabai Chanu, Sanjita Chanu given grand welcome on return to Imphal

Imphal | By Sobhapati Samom
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2018 02:56 PM IST
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 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)

2018 Commonwealth Games: Mirabai Chanu, Sanjita Chanu to be rewarded by Manipur Chief Minister

IANS, Imphal | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2018 11:00 PM IST
Mirabai Chanu and Sanjita Chanu, who secured the gold medals in weightlifting in the 2018 Commonwealth games, will be awarded Rs 15 lakh each by Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh.
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)

2018 Commonwealth Games: Weightlifters Sanjita and Mirabai Chanu tread the path shown by Kunjarani Devi

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Ankit Kumar Singh
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2018 09:41 PM IST
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 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)

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

Hindustan Times, Gold Coast | By B Shrikant
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2018 03:08 PM IST
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.
Deepak Lather became the youngest male weightlifter to win a Commonwealth Games medal when he won India’s fourth medal - a bronze - at the 2018 Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast on Friday.(Twitter)
Deepak Lather became the youngest male weightlifter to win a Commonwealth Games medal when he won India’s fourth medal - a bronze - at the 2018 Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast on Friday.(Twitter)

Commonwealth Games: Deepak Lather wins bronze in 69 kg weightlifting

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By B Shrikant
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2018 06:06 PM IST
Deepak Lather became the youngest male weightlifter to win a Commonwealth Games medal when he won India’s fourth medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast on Friday, finishing third in the men’s 69 kg weightlifting event final.
Sanijta Chanu won India’s second gold medal in the 2018 Commonwealth Games, finishing first in the women’s 53 kg weightlifting finals.(Twitte)
Sanijta Chanu won India’s second gold medal in the 2018 Commonwealth Games, finishing first in the women’s 53 kg weightlifting finals.(Twitte)

2018 Commonwealth Games: Sanjita Chanu wins gold in women’s 53 kg weightlifting

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2018 03:07 PM IST
Sanijta Chanu won India’s second gold medal in the 2018 Commonwealth Games, finishing first in the women’s 53 kg weightlifting finals.
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