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Commonwealth Games weightlifting: India’s Mirabai Chanu’s 55kg entry rejected

Commonwealth Games weightlifting: India’s Mirabai Chanu’s 55kg entry rejected

Breaking News, Weightlifting
The Tokyo Olympic silver medallist will move back to her pet 49kg for the Birmingham Games. The Indian federation wanted to enter her in a higher division. Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu’s entry in the women’s 55kg category at the Commonwealth Games 2022 has been rejected, which means the Tokyo Olympics silver medallist will move back to her pet 49kg division to compete at the quadrennial meet in Birmingham. The Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWLF) had earlier planned to enter Mirabai Chanu in the higher 55kg division to maximise India’s medal chances at the CWG, to be held from July 28 to August 8. The Manipuri ace, who had already qualified for the CWG 49kg event courtesy of being the top-ranked Indian weightlifter in the division, accepted the proposal. She then made the 5...
Commonwealth Games: When Milkha Singh surprised the world to start a golden tradition for India

Commonwealth Games: When Milkha Singh surprised the world to start a golden tradition for India

Athletics, Trending
Milkha Singh won India’s first gold medal in the 440 yards race at the 1958 Commonwealth Games in Cardiff, Wales. Indian sprint legend Milkha Singh’s triumphs on the racetrack are part of sporting folklore across the world. And one such victory in The Flying Sikh’s long list of conquests is the history-making win at the Commonwealth Games 1958. Milkha Singh became the first Indian to win a gold medal in the Commonwealth Games when he won the 440 yards race at Cardiff 1958. What makes Milkha’s feat even more impressive is India were not an athletics powerhouse which it is today at the Commonwealth Games. Before Milkha Singh’s win, India struggled to get on the podium at the CWG, known as the British Empire Games back then, and had just one bronze medal in three appearances. ...