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newssports12 days ago

After silver in Tokyo, Mirabai Chanu looks to improve upon her 'snatch' technique

After winning a silver in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the focus for Mirabai Chanu is gold for 2024 Paris Games. For that, she is working on a revised technique in the snatch event, according to her coach Vijay Sharma. The latter added that implementation in the change in technique will take some time.
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newssportsa month ago

Need to support players during their training and struggling days, opines Mirabai Chanu

2020 Tokyo Olympics silver medalist Mirabai Chanu feels that aspiring Indian athletes need support from a very young age so that they don’t lose hope in the long run. Hailing from a humble background in Manipur, the weightlifter overcame all odds to claim a historic medal at the Games.
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featuresports2 months ago

2020 Tokyo Olympics | Hit, Miss or Meh - How the Indian contingent fared at the Games

The Tokyo Olympics was the most successful outing for India ever, with them claiming 1 gold, 2 silver, and 4 bronze medals. While the likes of Neeraj Chopra, Ravi Dahiya and Mirabai Chanu surpassed expectations, some have underachieved, let us have a look at the hit, miss, and meh from the Games.
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newssports2 months ago

India opens account in Tokyo as Mirabai Chanu wins Silver in weightlifting

The Indian contingent in Tokyo opened its medal account on the first day of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as Mirabai Chanu won silver in Women's 49kg weightlifting category to script history. Chanu, who bagged the silver medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, finished behind China’s Hou Zhuhui.
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featuresports2 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | India's top medal contenders

With less than ten days to go for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics to go, the fever is catching up for the greatest sporting spectacle, which is set to take place after five long years. A total of 119 athletes have qualified for the event so far, with quite a few expected to win a medal.
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featuresports3 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Meet your Olympian - Mirabai Chanu (Weightlifting)

Weightlifting was introduced at the inaugural edition of the Olympics itself, in 1896, but was not included in 1900, 1908, and 1912. In spite of its long existence, Indian weightlifters barely made a mark, until 2000, when women’s categories were introduced into the Games for the first time.
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newssports4 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | I have learned everything from Rio Olympics experience, claims Mirabai Chanu

Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu feels that she has learnt almost everything from her experience at the 2016 Rio Olympics, where she failed to get past the qualification round. The athlete is one of India's brightest medal prospects at the upcoming 2021 Tokyo Olympics, which starts on July 23.
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newssports5 months ago

Training in USA has been very beneficial, admits Mirabai Chani

Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu admitted that his training stint in USA has helped him a lot, with her recently scripting a world record at the Asian Weightlifting Championships. The athlete has already qualified for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics and is one of India’s brightest medal prospects.
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newssports5 months ago

Tokyo-bound athletes, along with probables, receive first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

In a major development, the athletes stationed at the National Institute of Sports, Patiala and National Centre of Excellence, Bengaluru, have started receiving the vaccinations for Covid-19. The men’s hockey squad, including 39 players and four staff, received the first dose of the vaccine.
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newssports5 months ago

Was completely broken after Rio Olympics failure, reveals Mirabai Chanu

Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu, who recently scripted a world record, revealed how she was completely broken after an exit from the 2016 Rio Olympics. The athlete from Manipur failed to lift her weight in the clean and jerk section in Brazil, following which she was disqualified from the event.
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