Weightlifting in India: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Pardeep Singh wins men’s 102kg gold medal at National weightlifting championships

Indian weight-lifter Pardeep Singh was seen in news recently, as he won the men’s 102kg gold medal in the National weightlifting championships, recently held in Kolkata. He improved his performance than what he did in the Asian championships in China, last year. Another leading lifter Vikas Thakur won gold medal in the men’s 96kg category. Both the ..

Mirabai Chanu sets new national record in National Weightlifting Championships

Ace Indian weightlifter, Mirabai Chanu set a new national record in the National Weightlifting Championships in Kolkata, by improving her previous record. The former world champion and common wealth gold medalist belongs to the state of Manipur. Mirabai lifted a total of 203kg to win the 49kg gold, which was better than her previous best- ..

Birendra Prasad Baishya named as India’s Chef de Mission for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

President of the Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWF), Birendra Prasad Baishya has been named as India’s Chef de Mission for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. it is for the first time that the sport of Weightlifting has been accorded with the honour of Chef de Mission for the Olympics. Baishya is also one of the Indian Olympic ..

Venkat Rahul Ragala wins India’s fourth gold in weightlifting at 21st Commonwealth Games 2018

Weightlifter Venkat Rahul Ragala claimed India’s fourth Gold medal in 85-kg category at 21st Commonwealth Games with a total lift of 338 Kg in Gold Coast on April 7, 2018. Earlier, Weightlifter Sathish Sivalingam won India’s third gold medal. Apart from this, Mirabai Chanu (48kg) and Sanjita Chanu (53kg) won gold medals in the women’s ..

Sanjita Chanu clinches India’s second gold at 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG-2018)

Weightlifter Sanjita Chanu from Manipur has clinched the India’s second gold at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG-2018) in the women’s 53 kg weightlifting category in Gold Coast, Australia on April 6. She lifted a total of 192kg (84 kg in Snatch + 108 kg in Clean and Jerk). Beside her, Deepak Lather became the youngest ..