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Paralympic Games: Trials to pick Indian athletics team in June

Paralympic Games: Trials to pick Indian athletics team in June

New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) will conduct national selection trials next month to select the Indian track and field team for the upcoming Tokyo Paralympic Games.The trials will be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on June 15 and 16, PCI secretary general G...

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India's Tejaswini wins consecutive high jump titles in USA

India's Tejaswini wins consecutive high jump titles in USA

New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Representing Kansas State University, India's Tejaswini Shankar won back-to-back men's high jump titles in the Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Manhattan, USA.Shankar, 22, cleared the bar at 2.28m to win high jump gold on Saturday, but his efforts fell short o...

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Chopra, other Indian javelin throwers to miss Muller GP

Chopra, other Indian javelin throwers to miss Muller GP

New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) India's leading javelin throwers, including Jakarta Asian Games champion and Olympic bound Neeraj Chopra, will miss the Muller Grand Prix in Gateshead, Great Britain, this month due to pandemic."We are not going to compete in Great Britain as European nations aren't issuing ...

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SAI should build indoor arena for javelin throw: Neeraj Chopra

SAI should build indoor arena for javelin throw: Neeraj Chopra

New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) With the Tokyo Olympic Games around the corner India's star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra is disappointed that he can't compete in international events in Europe due to a huge spike in Coronavirus cases in India."We were supposed to go to Turkey in the last week of April but...

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World Athletics chief Coe believes Olympics will be held

World Athletics chief Coe believes Olympics will be held

Tokyo, May 9 (IANS) World Athletics (WA) president Sebastian Coe said here on Sunday that the Tokyo Olympics will be held as "a beacon of hope and optimism" despite the worsening Covid-19 situation in the host nation."I think that it will also act as a beacon of hope and optimism in a world that I h...

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Long jumper Sreeshankar keen to compete in Europe before Olympics

Long jumper Sreeshankar keen to compete in Europe before Olympics

"I had planned to compete in two-three quality competitions in Europe before the Olympics in July-August. But due to the raging pandemic in India I don't see any chance of travelling to Europe this month. I will try to work out a plan to compete in quality competitions next month in Europe now,...

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Voss clinches back-to-back Rotorua Marathon titles

Voss clinches back-to-back Rotorua Marathon titles

Rotorua (New Zealand), May 8 (IANS) More than 4,000 runners pounded the picturesque tracks around Rotorua Lake on Saturday in one of the oldest sporting events in New Zealand.Home favourite Michael Voss became only the fourth man in history to claim back-to-back Rotorua Marathon victories as he igni...

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Tiny Botswana awards its World Athletics Relays bronze winning team

Tiny Botswana awards its World Athletics Relays bronze winning team

Gaborone (Botswana), May 5 (IANS) The government of Botswana on Wednesday congratulated it's men's 4x400m team for clinching a bronze medal at the just-ended 2021 World Athletics Relays in Poland."We are excited that the Men's 4x400m team has now firmly secured it's place at the impeding Tokyo 2020 ...

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Be prepared for Games without fans: Coe to athletes

Be prepared for Games without fans: Coe to athletes

Tokyo, May 5 (IANS) World Athletics (WA) president Sebastian Coe on Wednesday said that athletes should be prepared to compete at the Tokyo Olympics venues without spectators.Coe, who was in Sapporo for an Olympic test event, said at an online press conference: "Everybody, the athletes particularly,...

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Italian Larissa's indoor world u-20 long jump record ratified

Italian Larissa's indoor world u-20 long jump record ratified

New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Italian teenage long jumper Larissa Lapichino officially got her name in the record books on Wednesday as the World Athletics ratified her World Under-20 indoor long jump record of 6.91 metres recorded in February in Ancona."Larissa Lapichino's world U20 indoor long jump reco...

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