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IWF changes dress rule for US Muslim athlete

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WEIGHTLIFTING'S world governing body agreed yesterday to modify its clothing rules to accommodate a Muslim women competing for the United States. Kulsoom Abdullah of Atlanta was barred from entering higher-level...

Khan retains title

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AMIR Khan retained his WBA light-welterweight title on points after Paul McCloskey was stopped by the referee in the sixth round because of a nasty cut over his left eye in Manchester on Saturday. Puerto Rican...

Aussie cyclists reign, Indians hit target

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ORGANIZERS of the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi yesterday averted the ultimate embarrassment of having to delay the start of athletics competition due to a damaged track. Competition started precisely on time...

Turkey's Taylan lifts world record

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TURKEY'S Nurcan Taylan set a world record on Friday by lifting 121 kilograms in the clean and jerk in the women's 48kg category at the world weightlifting championships in Antalya, southern Turkey. The previous...

Indian officials sweat over big dope-related fine

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INDIAN weightlifting officials fear the country could miss out on up to 14 Commonwealth Games medals if they fail to meet a fast-approaching deadline to pay a fine for drug offenses. The national federation was...

Shanxi bid

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CHINA'S General Administration of Sports is considering Shanxi Province's bid to host the first wrestling qualifying tournament for the 2012 London Olympics. Shanxi submitted the bid to the national sports governing...

Jang rules once again

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SOUTH Korean Jang Mi-ran set a world record and claimed two gold medals in the women's over-75-kilogram division at the World Weightlifting Championships in Goyang, outside Seoul, yesterday, winning her fourth straight...

Lu erases 2 world records

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CHINA'S Lu Xiaojun set two world records to claim two gold medals in the men's 77-kilogram division at the World Weightlifting Championships in Goyang, South Korea, yesterday. Lu lifted 174 kilograms on his...

Liao relives Olympic triumph with sweep

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OLYMPIC champion Liao Hui of China swept the men's 69-kilogram class with three golds while arch-rival Vencelas Dabaya-Tientcheu of France failed to get a total result at the world championships in Goyang, outside...

Lewis wants fat check to return

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FORMER world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis would be tempted out of retirement by the lure of a US$100 million payday as well as his desire to "save the sport." Lewis who retired from the ring in 2003 after...

South Korean triumphs, sets three world records

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SUPER heavyweight Jang Mi-ran set three world records yesterday to claim South Korea's second weightlifting gold in Beijing and the unofficial title of the world's strongest woman. Jang was so superior in the...

Records fall as Cao, Lu add to haul

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CAO Lei and Lu Yong won China's seventh and eighth weightlifting gold medal yesterday, with Cao smashed three Olympic records in the process. As expected, Cao, the double world champion dominated the women's...

Lu wins China's 8th weightlifting gold, ties world record

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LU Yong won China's eighth weightlifting gold medal tonight, tying the world record set moments earlier by the silver medalist but grabbing the title because of a lower body weight. The electrifying duel between...

Hungarian dislocates elbow

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HUNGARIAN Janos Baranyai's first Olympics ended in agony yesterday when he dislocated his right elbow in the ugliest moment yet of the Olympic weightlifting competition. Baranyai was trying to snatch 148kg in his...

Guenot brothers shine as Georgian basks in glory

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RAILWAY worker Steeve Guenot won France's first Olympic wrestling gold medal in 84 years by taking the Greco-Roman 66-kilogram weight class yesterday and denying Kyrgyzstan its first gold. Guenot defeated Kanatbek...

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