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Centenarian sprinter Mann Kaur dies at 105

Centenarian sprinter Mann Kaur dies at 105

Chandigarh, July 31 (IANS) Centenarian sprinter Mann Kaur, who started her athletic career at the age of 93 and set a record by becoming the world's fastest centenarian at the American Masters Games in 2016, died at a private hospital near Chandigarh on Saturday.She was 105 years old and was sufferi...

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Kenyan Olympic sprinter Kishoiyan banned for 4 yrs for doping

Kenyan Olympic sprinter Kishoiyan banned for 4 yrs for doping

Nairobi, July 14 (IANS) Kenyan sprinter and two-time Olympian Alphas Kishoiyan has been banned for four years by the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) for the presence of prohibited substance, nandrolone, in his system.Kishoiyan, 26, a two-time African championships silver medallist who also compet...

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Olympic countdown: Five-member athlete army from TN to Tokyo

Olympic countdown: Five-member athlete army from TN to Tokyo

<br>"This is the first time in the history of the Association five athletes have been selected to participate in the Olympics," C. Latha, Secretary, TNAA told IANS.<br> <br>Latha, a former national record holder in 800 metres, is the first woman to hold the Secretary pos...

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AFI picks 26 including Neeraj Chopra for Tokyo Olympics

AFI picks 26 including Neeraj Chopra for Tokyo Olympics

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) India's star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra is prominent in the 26-member squad announced by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) for the Tokyo Olympic Games to be held from July 23 to August 8."We are happy that the national squad is well prepared, physically and emotiona...

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400m runner Poovamma quits national camp

400m runner Poovamma quits national camp

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) India's leading women's 400m runner MR Poovamma has quit the national camp in Patiala due to an injury, said a source late on Sunday evening."Due to an injury Poovamma didn't compete in the final selection trials held for today [Sunday] here in Patiala to select two female a...

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The heart-breaking story of 5,000m runner Parul missing Olympics

The heart-breaking story of 5,000m runner Parul missing Olympics

The top 42 athletes according to the world rankings qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in 5,000m race before the June 29 deadline, and Parul was placed 43rd. The 42 top ranked athletes also comprised those who had cracked the qualification timing. "My world ranking in women's 5,000m at the end of...

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Namibia's 'speed queens' to miss 400m Olympic race

Namibia's 'speed queens' to miss 400m Olympic race

Windhoek, July 2 (IANS) The dream of Namibia's two sprinting queens, Christine Mboma and Beatrice Masilingi, of competing in the 400m Olympic events were shattered after they were ruled not eligible by World Athletics.The two athletes who were scheduled to take part in the 400m races at the upcoming...

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Warholm breaks 29-year old 400m hurdles world record

Warholm breaks 29-year old 400m hurdles world record

Oslo, July 2 (IANS) Norwegian star Karsten Warholm clocked 46.70 seconds in men's 400 metres hurdles to smash Kevin Young's long standing world record of 46.78 secs at the Bislett Games, which is also the fourth Diamond League, here on late Thursday night.Young's world record was set at the 1992 Oly...

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Athletics Integrity Unit acknowledges CAS verdict on Salwa

Athletics Integrity Unit acknowledges CAS verdict on Salwa

Monaco, July 1 (IANS) While acknowledging the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) verdict on a two-year suspension of Bahrain's 400m runner Salwa Eid Naser for whereabouts failure in 2019, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has emphasised that the whereabouts clause is an important tool of the Worl...

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