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IWF lifts temporary suspensions of two Russian athletes

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) ruled to lift provisional suspensions of two Russian weightlifters imposed last year over doping abuse allegations, Russian sports lawyer Artyom Patsev said on Tuesday.Ruslan Albegov, the 2012 Olympics bronze ... Prokerala, 2 months ago

Hubbard says injury may be career-ending

A transgender weightlifter who made waves at the Commonwealth Games said her career may be over after she suffered a dramatic injury mid-competition. New Zealands Laurel Hubbard, the Games first transgender athlete, made a painful exit while leading the ...
 Deccan Herald1 week ago CWG: Transgender weightlifter Hubbard pulls out with injury  Rediff.com2 weeks ago CWG chiefs 'supportive' of trans-weightlifter  Deccan Herald3 weeks ago

India to lose Olympic weightlifting spots in doping clampdown

'This is a monumental step forward for weightlifting and for athletes around the world' IMAGE: Russia, India among nations to lose Olympic weightlifting spots in doping clampdownPhotograph: Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images Five nations, including Russia, whose doping records have risked weightlifting's place on the Olympic schedule have been limited to just two athletes for the 2020 Tokyo Games by the sport's governing body, according to a document seen by Reuters.   The ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago No physios, no problems for weightlifters  Deccan Herald2 weeks ago Medal quest: Chanu carries Indian hopes on first day  The Financial Chronicle2 weeks ago Weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu felicitated  E Pao!2 months ago

Lifter Vikas cleared after being told to give dope test before heading home

IMAGE: Vikas Thakur does not have doping history. Photograph: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images Indian weightlifter Vikas Thakur, who claimed a bronze medal at the ongoing Commonwealth Games, was searched and dope-tested on the day of his departure from the event on unexplained suspicions.   Thakur, a silver-medallist at the 2014 Games, claimed a bronze in the men's 94kg category and was to leave with the team on April 11. He did leave but only after a last-minute check by the Commonwealth ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

Lifters rake in the moolah

Nowhere close to complete fitness and without a fulltime physio to care for their niggles, Indian weightlifters remained leaps ahead of their Commonwealth Games competitors, taking their gold medal tally to four through Sathish Sivalingam (77kg) and Venkat ...
 Deccan Herald2 weeks ago

Gold Coast Diary: Athletes urged to respect visas as Cameroon competitors abscond

'I think it's disappointing that athletes that have come didn't compete as they were scheduled to compete' IMAGE: Athletes from Cameroon pose for a selfie at Jezzine Barracks during an official welcome ceremony ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.Photograph: Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images Organisers have urged athletes in Australia for the Commonwealth Games to respect the terms of their entry visas after Cameroon reported that a third of their team had gone missing on Wednesday.   The ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

Multiple dope test, specialised diet behind lifters gold rush

Over 500 dope tests every year in the last four years and specialised diet and nutritional supplements from Germany -- are the ingredients that went into the Indian weightlifters sensational haul of five gold medals at the 21st Commonwealth Games here. The ...
 Deccan Herald1 week ago

Son of a truck driver, Gururaja recalls tough journey to medal

'When I started in 2010, in the first month of my training, I was so frustrated because I didn't even know how to lift a bar. It was too heavy for me.' IMAGE: Gururaja Poojary competes during the weightlifting 56kg final on day one of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre. Photograph: PTI For a man who couldn't get a hang of how to lift the bar for the longest time, weightlifter Gururaja Poojary said he hasn't done too badly for himself as he reflected on ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago

Indians look to strike it rich

Spooked by a needle controversy but in high spirits nonetheless, the jumbo Indian contingent would be aiming to make it all good with strong medal-winning performances when the acutely-low-on-buzz Commonwealth Games starts on Wednesday with an opening ...
 Deccan Herald2 weeks ago CWG 2018: Indian athletes hope spotlight shifts from needle controversy to medals  DNA2 weeks ago India hope to shift spotlight on medals at humdrum CWG  Rediff.com2 weeks ago

Following syringe controversy in CWG village, all 219 athletes being dope tested

Following the syringe controversy in the Commonwealth Village in Gold Coast, organisers targeting all arriving batches of Indians for dope testing, the Times of India reported. all boxers were asked to give their urine samples for testing. On Monday, it was ...
 DNA2 weeks ago
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