Athletics News

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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GP Athletics: Dutee wins 100m, none could qualify for Olympics

GP Athletics: Dutee wins 100m, none could qualify for Olympics

Patiala, Feb 18 (IANS) Odisha's international sprinter Dutee Chand warmed up for a challenging season ahead by winning 100m dash in 11.51 seconds in the first Indian Grand Prix here on Thursday.Although Dutee, whose personal best and national record is 11.24 seconds for 100m dash, missed this year's...

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Ayyasamy endures shin pain to win 400m hurdles, eyes Olympics

Ayyasamy endures shin pain to win 400m hurdles, eyes Olympics

Ayyasamy's winning time of 51.33 seconds though was far slower than the this year's Olympic Games qualification time of 48.90 seconds. <br>Aftab Alam of Uttar Pradesh finished second in 51.56 sec while K Sathish of Tamil Nadu was third with 52.12 sec.The 24-year-old athlete, who won silver at ...

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North Zone Athletics deferred due to farmers' protest

North Zone Athletics deferred due to farmers' protest

New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The North Zone Athletics Meet, scheduled to commence from February 23 in nearby Meerut, has been postponed due to ongoing farmers' protest in the region, the Uttar Pradesh Athletics Association (UPAA), the organisers, said on Wednesday."We haven't got permission from the loc...

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15 events in first Indian Grand Prix Athletics on Thursday

15 events in first Indian Grand Prix Athletics on Thursday

New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) India's top athletes, including Odisha's international sprinter Dutee Chand, have registered for the inaugural one-day Indian Grand Prix, the first seniors' track and field competition since the outbreak of the pandemic, to be held at the Patiala's National Institute of Spor...

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