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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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Neeraj ends 2021 season, aims to come back stronger next year

Neeraj ends 2021 season, aims to come back stronger next year

New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra on Thursday said that he has decided to end his 2021 competition season because of 'the packed travel schedule and a bout of illness' upon his return from Tokyo.The javelin thrower took to Instagram to share the news with his fans. "The p...

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Sports teaches us to be together: Chopra trashes javelin controversy

Sports teaches us to be together: Chopra trashes javelin controversy

Panipat, Aug 26 (IANS) India's first-ever gold medallist in athletics at the Olympics, Neeraj Chopra, has trashed claims that Pakistan's Arshad Nadeem was tampering with his javelin before his first throw in the final at the Tokyo Olympics on August 7.Chopra, who said in an interview that he had to ...

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Paralympians carry hopes of nation to Tokyo

Paralympians carry hopes of nation to Tokyo

New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Four para-athletes set off to join the Indian campaign at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) partner and accessibility pioneer Svayam is ensuring a safe and dignified commute for the participating sportspersons in Delhi NCR.The four track an...

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World Athletics U20: Shaili wins silver in long jump (lead)

World Athletics U20: Shaili wins silver in long jump (lead)

Nairobi, Aug 22 (IANS) India's Shaili Singh bagged a silver medal with a superb leap of 6.59 metres, missing the gold medal agonizingly by a mere 1 centimetre in womens long jump, as the country ended its campaign in World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya, on Sunday, with two silver and...

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World Athletics U20: Shaili wins silver in long jump

World Athletics U20: Shaili wins silver in long jump

Nairobi, Aug 22 (IANS) India's Shaili Singh improved on her personal best of 6.48 metres with a superb effort of 6.59 in the womens long jump final but lost out on the gold medal by an agonizing one centimetre on the final day of competitions at the World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi, Keny...

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Thompson-Herah runs second fastest-ever women's 100m

Thompson-Herah runs second fastest-ever women's 100m

Eugene (USA), Aug 22 (IANS) Two-time Olympic 100m champion Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica ran a stupendous 100m race, clocking 10.54 seconds at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Eugene, Oregon. That was the second fastest time ever in the history of 100m racing -- just short of the 10.49 clocked...

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