Mirabai Chanu's proposal of Rs 40 lakhs for a two-month overseas training program in US has been sanctioned by Mission Olympic Cell of the Sports Authority of India
Mirabai Chanu called sport as a 'symbol of optimism and joy' while Manpreet Singh asked for athletes to emerge stronger for Olympics next year.
India's coronavirus cases have seen a huge spike in the last two weeks and the cases are only rising everyday. In such a scenario, athletes aren't too keen on resuming competitions.
The Khel Ratna is the highest sporting honour in the country. She and Indian men's cricket captain Virat Kohli had won the award in 2018.
Mirabai Chanu made the request saying that there a lot of injury chances in weightlifting.
Weightlifters have requested Sports Minster Kiren Rijiju to be able to resume training as national coach Vijay Sharma said social distancing can be ensured at the training hall in Patiala.
Sania Mirza said she is proud apart from cricket, the biggest sports stars in India are women athletes
Virender Sehwag, Bajrang Punia, Anil Kumble, Mirabai Chanu, HIma Das and Heena Sidhu showed support to those in the essential services fighting COVID-19.
With weightlifting Olympic qualifying schedule disturbed due to coronavirus, Mirabai Chanu and 17-year-old Jeremy Lalrinnunga may be on their way to Tokyo 2020, if they are held.
Olympic qualifying event Asian Weightlifting Championship has been postponed due to coronavirus fears.
Mirabai Chanu set a new national record surpassing her own by two kilograms as she lifted a total of 203kg at the National Weightlifting Championships.
Mirabai Chanu's best performance came at the World championship in September, when she breached the 200kg mark by lifting her personal best in all three sections.
Qatar International Cup: Mirabai Chanu won gold in the women's 49kg category, lifting 194kg in the Olympic qualifying event.
Sakshi Malik has been dropped from Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) while Ravi Dahiya, who secured an Olympic quota, has been included in the list.
Mirabai Chanu lifted a total of 201kg bettering her national record of 199kg in the women's 49kg event at the World Weightlifting Championship.
Weightlifting World Championship 2019: Four women and three men will compete in Pattaya, Thailand from September 18 to 27.
Mirabai Chanu won a gold medal at EGAT Cup in Thailand in her first outing since the injury setback nine months ago.
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju applauded Indian weighlifters for their performance at the Commonwealth Championship in Apia, Samoa.
Mirabai Chanu lifted a total of 191kg in the senior women's 49 kg event to win the gold medal in the Olympic qualifying event.
Asian Weightlifting Championship 2019: Mirabai Chanu lifted a total of 199kg in 49kg event, 7kg more than her previous best but missed the podium finish.