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COVID-19: Hima Das pledges 1 month's salary to Assam govt

COVID-19: Hima Das pledges 1 month's salary to Assam govt

New Delhi: Ace Indian sprinter Hima Das has pledged to donate her one month's salary to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Das will be donating her salary to Assam's COVID-19 relief fund."Friends it's high time to stand together and support people who need us. I am contributing 1 month of my salary to...

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Patiala to Potchefstroom via Mumbai, Bellary: Neeraj Chopra's road to Tokyo

Patiala to Potchefstroom via Mumbai, Bellary: Neeraj Chopra's road to Tokyo

New Delhi: In October 2019, the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) had announced javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra's participation at the 59th National Open Athletics Championships in Ranchi with a flourish. "Back in business, everyones super star, the one and only Neeraj Chopra is all set to take the ...

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Increased medal tally in judo a big boost: IIS scouting head

 Increased medal tally in judo a big boost: IIS scouting head

New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The Inspire Institute of Sport (IIS) had 26 medallists at the Khelo India Youth Games, a jump from the 16 it had produced in last year's edition. Thirteen of these were gold, more than half of which came in the sport of Judo."Yes, we knew that there would be a decent medal h...

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Sudha headlines Indian Elite pack at Tata Mumbai Marathon

 Sudha headlines Indian Elite pack at Tata Mumbai Marathon

Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Defending champion and course record holder Sudha Singh, Srinu Bugatha, Jyoti Gawte and Rashpal Singh are prepared to go head to head over the classic distance in this years Tata Mumbai Marathon and clock a new personal record.The top contender and crowd favourite is Sudha Sing...

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Tendulkar to flag off Kolkata Full Marathon on Feb 2

 Tendulkar to flag off Kolkata Full Marathon on Feb 2

Kolkata, Jan 10 (IANS) Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar will flag off the IDBI Federal Life Insurance Kolkata Full Marathon on February 2 here with over 9000 runners registering for the event.The Kolkata Full Marathon which is in its 4th year of existence will see the runners take part in four differ...

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Rambir Khokhar urges pvt entities to help budding athletes

 Rambir Khokhar urges pvt entities to help budding athletes

Guwahati, Jan 9 (IANS) Rambir Singh Khokhar, who won the Dronacharya award in the lifetime category in 2019 for his contribution as kabaddi coach, said that the Indian government alone cannot produce talented athletes. Khokhar, while lauding the Khelo India Youth Games, said that some private entiti...

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Defending champions Lagat, Alemu return to Mumbai Marathon

 Defending champions Lagat, Alemu return to Mumbai Marathon

Mumbai, Jan 4 (IANS) Defending champions Cosmas Lagat and Worknesh Alemu will return to the Tata Mumbai Marathon which will take place on January 19.Kenya's Lagat won 12 months ago in decisive fashion when he broke away from the rest of the leading pack around 29 kilometres into the race. He was out...

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Tirtha Pun sets course record for Pune Half Marathon

 Tirtha Pun sets course record for Pune Half Marathon

Pune, Dec 23 (IANS) The morning of the Pune Half Marathon, witnessed a carnival-like atmosphere in the city involving over 20,000 citizens. From toddlers to elders to corporates to pros, people from across the nation turned out in numbers at the second edition of the half marathon.Tirtha Pun (1:05:5...

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Avantika hails Khelo India Youth Games for supporting young athletes

 Avantika hails Khelo India Youth Games for supporting young athletes

Pune, Dec 21 (IANS) Avantika Narale initially made headlines when she rewrote Dutee Chand's 200m junior national record last year, but the sprinter was again in the news when she won a gold and silver in the 100m and 200m respectively in the Asian Youth Athletics Championship earlier this year.Recov...

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Pune Half Marathon returns, race to be held on December 22

 Pune Half Marathon returns, race to be held on December 22

Pune, Dec 21 (IANS) With just a day left, the residents of Pune are getting set with their running shoes for the Pune Half Marathon 2019. This Sunday, around 20,000 runners will hit the track at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex (popularly known as Balewadi Stadium), Mahalunge, Baner-Mahalun...

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