Like most sports in India, weightlifting too suffers because of the autocratic position cricket enjoys. The lack of money and support in the sport hampers the morale of the sports persons. Weightlifting in India has a rather poor story, in spite of numerous medals and an immensely talented pool of contenders. The recent awakening of
Indian weightlifting has been grappling with ‘doping’ over many years now. Over the last ten years or so the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has suspended the Indian Weightlifting Federation twice and even had let off the Indian body with a hefty fine in 2009. The ‘doping-ravaged Indian weightlifting’ appeared to have battled its way in
Comeback(s) of the Day – Joshna Chinappa staged a memorable comeback from two games down to win her match and keep India on course for a semi-final place in the women’s team event in squash.
Akhil Kumar makes any list for the sheer entertainment value that he brings to his bout. His round house punches and open stance delivered an entertaining win in the first round of Boxing
Indian lifters could not bring a medal home at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon as Katulu Ravi Kumar and Punam Yadav finished tenth and seventh in Men’s 77kg and Women’s 63kg respectively. The lifters had a rich haul of medals at Glasgow Commonwealth Games but continued their barren run here despite a lot of
Comeback of the Day – India’s ever-dependable shooter Abhinav Bindra had slid to the fourth place in the individual final but he bounced back just in time with a score of 10.5 that eventually helped him secure the bronze. Watch this space for more comebacks from India’s shooting star