Athletics News

Thousands attend funeral of slain Kenyan athlete

Thousands attend funeral of slain Kenyan athlete

Nairobi, Oct 23 (IANS) Thousands of people including Kenyan athletes, coaches and residents came out on the streets on Friday and Saturday to pay homage to former world 10,000m bronze medallist and cross country champion Agnes Tirop, who was found dead in her house last week,soon after returning fro...

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India sprinter Hima Das recovers from Covid-19

India sprinter Hima Das recovers from Covid-19

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Ace Indian sprinter Hima Das on Thursday announced that she has tested negative for Covid-19, one week after contracting the virus.The 21-year-old had tested positive for Covid-19 on her return to the national camp at the National Institute of Sport (NIS) in Patiala last wee...

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Ethiopian, Kenyan runners win Amsterdam Marathon in course records

Ethiopian, Kenyan runners win Amsterdam Marathon in course records

The Hague (Netherlands), Oct 17 (IANS) Ethiopian Tamira Tola and Kenyan Angela Tanui grabbed victories in the 45th Amsterdam Marathon on Sunday with course records in the men's and women's race respectively.The 30-year-old Tola was part of a large leading group, which was down to six runners in the ...

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World record holder athlete Tirop dead in apparent stabbing in Kenya

World record holder athlete Tirop dead in apparent stabbing in Kenya

Nairobi, Oct 14 (IANS) The world athletics community was in shock on Thursday as reports emerged from Kenya of the death of World 10,000m bronze medallist Agnes Tirop, who was found dead at her home in an apparent stabbing incident.According to a statement by Athletics Kenya, Tirop, 25, was found de...

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India sprinter Hima Das tests COVID-19 positive

India sprinter Hima Das tests COVID-19 positive

New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Ace Indian athlete Hima Das on Wednesday revealed that she has tested COVID-19 positive but is stable in isolation.The 21-year old reported to the national camp at the National Institute of Sport (NIS) in Patiala recently and was set to resume her training following an injur...

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Ahmedabad Marathon to be held in wave format, on field and on app

Ahmedabad Marathon to be held in wave format, on field and on app

Ahmedabad, Oct 4 (IANS) The fifth edition of the Adani Ahmedabad Marathon (AAM) will take place on November 27 and 28, 2021, with options to select between on ground and app-based remote running. The on-ground event has been planned in the wave format with all Covid precautions in place.The race wil...

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Harmilan, Aishwarya claim golden doubles in National Open Athletics

Harmilan, Aishwarya claim golden doubles in National Open Athletics

Warangal, Sep 18 (IANS) Harmilan Kaur Bains (Punjab) completed the women's middle-distance double while Railway's B. Aishwarya achieved the same feat in women's horizontal jumps at the 60th National Open Athletics Championships at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Saturday.Harmilan added the 800m...

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Parul wins steeplechase with personal best in National Open athletics

Parul wins steeplechase with personal best in National Open athletics

Warangal, Sep 17 (IANS) Parul Chaudhary of Railways overcame a tough challenge from Maharashtra's Komal Chandrakant Jagdale to win the women's 3000m Steeplechase in the 60th National Open Athletics Championships at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Hanamkonda here on Thursday.Though Ram Baboo (Uttar P...

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National Open Athletics: Harmilan Kaur sets national record in 1500m

National Open Athletics: Harmilan Kaur sets national record in 1500m

Warangal (A.P.), Sep 16 (IANS) Punjab's Harmilan Kaur Bains stole the thunder from the sprinters by breaking Sunita Rani's long-standing national record in the 1500 metres on the second day of the 60th National Open Athletics Championships in the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Hanamkonda here on Thursd...

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Army names stadium in Pune after Neeraj Chopra

Army names stadium in Pune after Neeraj Chopra

Mumbai, Aug 27 (IANS) The Indian Army on Friday felicitated Subedar Neeraj Chopra for winning gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics by naming a stadium at the Army Sports Institute, Pune Cantt in his honour.The Neeraj Chopra Stadium, Army Sports Institute (ASI), Pune Cantt was unveiled by Defence Ministe...

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