Athletics News

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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Continue with the good work, Neeraj Chopra tells race walker Khatri

Continue with the good work, Neeraj Chopra tells race walker Khatri

Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Tokyo Olympics javelin throw gold medallist Neeraj Chopra has advised Amit Khatri, who won silver in the men's 10,000m race walk event at the World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi on Saturday, to keep coming up with similar good performances for the country.Khatri won th...

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World U20 Athletics: Priya Mohan finishes fourth in 400m final

World U20 Athletics: Priya Mohan finishes fourth in 400m final

Nairobi, Aug 21 (IANS) India's Priya Mohan came up with her personal best but had to be satisfied with the fourth place in the women's 400m at the World Athletics U-20 Championships here on Saturday.On a day Amit Kumar won a silver medal for India in the 10000m race walk, Priya, the 18-year-old from...

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Rana finishes fifth in javelin throw in World Athletics U20 Championships

Rana finishes fifth in javelin throw in World Athletics U20 Championships

Nairobi, Aug 20 (IANS) While Shaili Singh maintained India's hopes of more medals at the World Athletics U20 Championships by reaching women's long jump final, javelin thrower Ajai Raj Singh Rana came close to the medals but eventually had to be satisfied with a fifth-place finish on Friday.Rana's b...

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Bahrain's Asiad medallist suspended provisionally for doping violation

Bahrain's Asiad medallist suspended provisionally for doping violation

Monaco, Aug 19 (IANS) Bahrain marathon runner El Hassan El Abbassi, the Asian Games 10,000m gold medallist from Incheon, South Korea in 2014, has been provisionally suspended following an adverse analytical finding for homologous blood transfusion -- collecting and infusing blood from a compatible d...

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