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Kenya's Beatrice Chepkoech sets new world 5km record

Kenya's Beatrice Chepkoech sets new world 5km record

Monaco, Feb 15 (IANS) Beatrice Chepkoech of Kenya has set a new 5km road world record, completing the Monaco Run in 14 minutes and 43 seconds.Sunday's performance by Chepkoech bettered the previous record in a mixed gender race of 14:48 set by Caroline Kipkirui in 2018, and is also one second faster...

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Several stars to miss first Indian Grand Prix athletics

Several stars to miss first Indian Grand Prix athletics

New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The 2018 Asian Games 800m champion, Manjeet Singh of Haryana, and 400m national record holder Muhammed Anas are among several leading athletes who are set to skip the upcoming first Indian Grand Prix scheduled to be held at Patiala's National Institute of Sports (NIS). Respo...

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Race Walking National: Rawat (35km), Gurpreet (50km) win gold

Race Walking National: Rawat (35km), Gurpreet (50km) win gold

Rawat's gold medal winning effort of two hours 49 minutes and 12 seconds, however, fell short of the 2022 Oregon World Athletics Championships qualifying time of two hours 33 minutes.Gurpreet Singh won the title in the gruelling 50km race with a time of three hours 59 minutes and 42 seconds. He too ...

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World Para Athletics GP: India finish with 23 medals

World Para Athletics GP: India finish with 23 medals

Dubai, Feb 14 (IANS) Teenaged high jumpers Praveen Kumar and Nishad Kumar produced personal best jumps to take a gold medal each and set new Asian records as curtains came down on the 12th Fazza World Para Athletics Grand Prix here.Praveen's and Nishad's gold medal winning efforts were the high poin...

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Gurpreet Singh wins 50km race walk event in National C'ships

Gurpreet Singh wins 50km race walk event in National C'ships

Ranchi, Feb 14 (IANS) Race walker Gurpreet Singh won the men's 50km race walk event at the 8th National Championships here on Sunday.Gurpreet won the event by completing the race in three hours, 59 minutes and 42 seconds.On Saturday, Sandeep Kumar, Rahul Kumar and Priyanka Goswami had qualified for ...

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Sandeep, Rahul, Priyanka qualify for World Athletics 2022

Sandeep, Rahul, Priyanka qualify for World Athletics 2022

New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Race walkers Sandeep Kumar, Rahul Kumar and Priyanka Goswami are the first Indian athletes to qualify for the 20km event Oregon World Athletics Championships to be held from July 15 to 24 next year.The three qualified for the World Championships by virtue of winning the 20km...

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Race walking: Sandeep, Rahul, Priyanka qualify for Olympics

Race walking: Sandeep, Rahul, Priyanka qualify for Olympics

It was double joy for both Sandeep and Priyanka, as they broke the national record.On his way to winning gold, the 34-year-old Sandeep clocked one hour 20 minutes and 16 seconds to crack the Olympic qualification time of 1:21 minutes. Rahul, 34, too, bettered the Olympic qualification time, crossing...

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Sandeep, Rahul, Priyanka qualify for Olympics race walking event

Sandeep, Rahul, Priyanka qualify for Olympics race walking event

New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Haryana's international athletes Sandeep Kumar and Rahul Kumar in the men's event and Uttar Pradesh's Priyanka Goswami in the women's category won the 2021 Olympic Games quota places in the 20km event of the eighth National Race Walking Championships held in Ranchi on Saturd...

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World Para Athletics GP: 2 golds among India's 5 medals on Day 2

World Para Athletics GP: 2 golds among India's 5 medals on Day 2

Dubai, Feb 12 (IANS) Indian para-athletes continued their good show at the 12th Fazza International World Para Athletics Grand Prix winning five medals, including two golds, on the second day of the competitions.Para-athlete Simran got closer to her Paralympic dream as she clinched the gold medal in...

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Race walking meet: Sandeep looks to qualify for Olympics in 20km

Race walking meet: Sandeep looks to qualify for Olympics in 20km

Last year, the 34-year-old army athlete had missed the qualification mark by 34 seconds in the nationals. But his coach Gurmeet Singh, a former international athlete, is hopeful of a better result this time. "Since there was a lockdown due to pandemic in March and all competitions were cancelle...

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