Commonwealth Weight Lifting: Indian Lifters Shines

The Indian weightlifters gave a standout performance at the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship by bagging top honors in five out of six categories. Five Categories out of Six for India India finished on top of the Senior men, Senior Women, Junior men, Junior Women, and the youth girls categories whereas they finished second in the Youth

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Sports Stats Weekly: Weightlifting Remains An Unknown Sport In India

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

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Arjuna Award Nominations 2015

A public recognition of outstanding endeavours on the Indian sporting map – this is why the Arjuna Awards are so important. This year, 17 sportspersons from athletics to hockey to cricket have been nominated for the prestigious award. Sports Rediscovered takes a look at the recommendations, and why they make deserving candidates. 1. Sandeep Kumar (Archery)

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Jitu Rai Wins Indian Sports Person of the Year Award

Shooter Jitu Rai, who won seven international medals last year, was felicitated as the Indian Sports person of the Year at an awards ceremony this Thursday. Legendary sprinter, Milkha Singh, popularly known as the ‘Flying Sikh’ was honored with the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’. Unprecedented Success for Jitu Rai These awards for shooter Jitu Rai and

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Dark Cloud of Doping Over Indian Weightlifting Again

Indian weightlifting is back in the news but this time, for all the wrong reasons. The ‘Indian Weightlifting Federation’ (IWF), has provisionally banned 21 weightlifters after they flunked doping tests. The athletes tested positive for banned substances in different domestic competitions. Most of these doping offenses were at the National Youth and Junior Weightlifting championships,

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Indian Weightlifting Faces Doping Challenges

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

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Blast from the Past- 20th Century Indian Sportswomen

Education, Entertainment, Business- whatever be the field women are breaking barriers and scaling new heights. Today on Women’s Day, Sports Rediscovered brings to you a list of five women from the last century who have broken the glass ceiling and made a mark for themselves in their respective sports. 5. Nirupama Vaidyanathan (Tennis) Born in

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Womens Day Special: Sports For Empowerment Of Women

“Sport has the power to change the world” – Nelson Mandela True to the legendary South African leader’s words, sport has the magical power of invoking inspiration, providing hope to the hopeless and even changing the social structure. And for women, sport is a panacea that has helped them to rise above the societal rules.

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National Games Day 4 – Summary

Sajan Prakash is on cloud nine and has every reason to celebrate! The  22 year old has struck a purple patch in the National Games with his superlative performances. Covering his run in the medals tally, Sports Rediscovered brings to you a summary of key events, as they took place on Day 4 of the

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National Games Day 3: Six Meet Records Sink

Day 3 of the National Games saw a host of records getting created. Sports Rediscovered brings a summary report of Day 3 covering key events in Swimming, Weightlifting, tennis, squash and Wrestling. New records flooded the pool again today. Virdhawal Khade’s longing for success was not satiated with the 4 x 100m freestyle silver and he end

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