Saikhom Mirabai Chanu
Sports  /  Published 25.07.21

Story of grit to exorcise ghost of Rio regret

For someone who shared with Mirabai Chanu the agony of the Rio failure for five years, Vijay Sharma was unusually calm on Saturday afternoon. Even as India was in raptures following Mirabai’s si...
By Angshuman Roy in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 24.07.21

A heartfelt letter from Bindra

In a letter of appreciation to Tokyo Olympics silver medallist Mirabai Chanu, the legendary Abhinav Bindra on Saturday said the Indian weightlifter's stupendous achievement will "serve as a s...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Tokyo

Sports  /  Published 24.07.21

Chanu's 'lucky earrings' factor

  A historic silver medal and a radiant smile were not the only eye-catching things about Mirabai Chanu on Saturday in Tokyo, her gold earrings shaped like Olympic rings were as striking, a gift...
By Philem Dipak Singh

Sports  /  Published 24.07.21

India tastes Olympic joy as Chanu wins Silver

Olympic gold medalist Abhinav Bindra penned a heartfelt note for Chanu, saying the Indian weightlifter's stupendous achievement will "serve as a small reminder of joy" at a time when the...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 22.07.21

Quest for Gold: Mixed bag

Neeraj Chopra. That’s the name everyone is banking on to give India its first medal in the track and field event. But the 23-year-old javelin thrower has a mountain to climb in an event where a ...
By Angshuman Roy in Calcutta


Sports  /  Published 18.07.21

Mirabai, India's lone weightlifter in Tokyo

At the recent Asian Championships, Chanu failed to hoist 85kg in her first two snatch attempts and was in danger of getting knocked out of the competition before she successfully heaved 86kg in her fi...
By Our Bureau, PTI

Sports  /  Published 01.05.21

Mirabai Chanu to train in US for Olympics

Mirabai Chanu’s wishes have been answered. On Thursday, at a SAI-facilitated media conference, the weightlifter had expressed a desire to return to the US to train, ahead of Tokyo Olympics. On...
By Madhumita Ganguly in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 20.04.21

Proud moment

Sir — The passing of the Tamil actor, Vivekh, at 59 years of age in Chennai on Saturday as a result of a massive cardiac arrest is shocking. Vivekh was a Padma Shri-winning actor and a fine come...
By The Telegraph

Sports  /  Published 13.10.20

Mirabai Chanu to train in Kansas

Being the weightlifter that she is, Saikhom Mirabai Chanu had to lift herself up mentally a few months ago when the restrictions of the nationwide lockdown had robbed the usual routine of her life. B...
By Madhumita Ganguly in Calcutta


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