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3,000m steeplechaser Avinash Sable to train under Belarusian coach

3,000m steeplechaser Avinash Sable to train under Belarusian coach

New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Avinash Sable, national record holder in the men's 3,000m steeplechaser who has qualified for this year's Olympic Games, will train under Belarusian Nikolai Snesarev, a middle and long distance expert, from next month.The 26-year-old from Indian Army had clocked 8 minutes 21...

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Dutee, Hima Das win sprints; Jacob 400m in personal best time (Ld)

Dutee, Hima Das win sprints; Jacob 400m in personal best time (Ld)

Patiala, Feb 25 (IANS) Assam's ace sprinter Hima Das won the women's 200m race while Odisha's Dutee Chand dominated 100m in the second leg of the Indian Grand Prix meet here on Thursday, even as Delhi's Amoj Jacob recorded personal best time to win the men's 400m.Hima's winning time of 23.31 seconds...

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60m hurdles sexier than a sprint: New world indoor champ Holloway

60m hurdles sexier than a sprint: New world indoor champ Holloway

Madrid, Feb 25 (IANS) Grant Holloway, who eclipsed the 16-year-old world indoor 60m hurdles record at the Villa de Madrid meeting on Wednesday by clocking 7.29 seconds, says his event is sexier than just a regular fast sprint."Hurdlers are sprinters with attitudes," says the American. "Our event is ...

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Holloway breaks world indoor 60m hurdles record in Madrid

Holloway breaks world indoor 60m hurdles record in Madrid

Madrid, Feb 24 (IANS) World champion Grant Holloway eclipsed the long-standing world indoor 60m hurdles record at the Villa de Madrid meeting on Wednesday, clocking 7.29 seconds to secure his overall victory in the World Athletics Indoor Tour.The US sprint hurdler's performance took 0.01 off the pre...

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Grand Prix athletics: Javelin thrower Annu keen to book Olympic spot

Grand Prix athletics: Javelin thrower Annu keen to book Olympic spot

New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh's international javelin thrower Annu Rani is looking forward to a good start to the current competitive season when she steps competes in the second leg of the one-day Indian Grand Prix being held at Patiala's National Institute of Sports on Thursday.As per the...

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My focus is on booking Olympic berth, says long jumper Sreeshankar

My focus is on booking Olympic berth, says long jumper Sreeshankar

New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Murali Sreeshankar, India's national men's long jump record holder, is geared up to compete in the second leg of the one-day Indian Grand Prix Meet scheduled for Thursday at Patiala's National Institute of Sports (NIS) campus. Sreeshankar is focusing on achieving the 2021 Ol...

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Dutee Chand to skip leg of Indian Grand Prix athletics

Dutee Chand to skip leg of Indian Grand Prix athletics

Patiala, Feb 22 (IANS) Odisha's international sprinter Dutee Chand will skip Thursday's second leg of the one-day Indian Grand Prix Meet at Patiala's National Institute of Sports (NIS) campus due to strict quarantine rules for using the facilities at the NIS, her coach N. Ramesh on Monday.After winn...

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2nd GP Athletics: Javelin throwers Chopra, Shivapal to compete

2nd GP Athletics: Javelin throwers Chopra, Shivapal to compete

New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) India's star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra will be seen in action during the second leg of the one-day Indian Grand Prix athletics meet scheduled on Thursday at Patiala's National Institute of Sports (NIS) campus.Asian Games champion Chopra, 23, had been training along with ...

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Hajilol, Sonika clinch National Cross Country titles

Hajilol, Sonika clinch National Cross Country titles

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Karnataka's Parasappa Madevappa Hajilol and Sonika of Haryana tamed the challenge to win the men's and women's 10km titles at the 55th National Cross Country Championships at the ATF Golf Meadows course in Dera Bassi, near Chandigarh, on Sunday.Hajilol's winning time was 31 ...

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WADA slams Italian judge for clearing Schwazer of doping

WADA slams Italian judge for clearing Schwazer of doping

Rome, Feb 19 (IANS) The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Thursday slammed an Italian judge's decision to clear the criminal proceedings against Italian race walker Alex Schwazer.Investigating Judge Walter Pelino dismissed the case against Schwazer in the 2008 Beijing Olympic 50km walking champion ...

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