Athletics News

Australia pull out of relay Worlds due to Covid-19 fears

Australia pull out of relay Worlds due to Covid-19 fears

Sydney, April 11 (IANS) The organisers of the 2021 World Athletics Relay Championships in Silesia, Poland suffered a setback as Athletics Australia (AA) confirmed on Sunday it is withdrawing its team for the May 1-2 event due to Covid-19 challenges. A statement issued on AA's website stated: "The de...

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Dutee Chand to get Chhattisgarh Veerni award

Dutee Chand to get Chhattisgarh Veerni award

New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Dutee Chand, the Jakarta Asian Games silver-medalist in 100 and 200 metres will receive Chhattisgarh Veerni Award, it was announced on Thursday.Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the inaugural edition of the awards ceremony will be held virtually on April 14.The award, i...

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Strong Indian squad for World Athletics Relays

Strong Indian squad for World Athletics Relays

New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Indian sprinters will finally get to test their form and fitness in a top-notch event after nearly two years when a 20-member squad competes in the World Athletics Relays in Chorzow, Poland on May 1-2.The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has named a strong 4x100m relay s...

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World Athletics launches developmental campaign

World Athletics launches developmental campaign

New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The global governing body in track and field -- World Athletics -- launched 'Global Conversation for the Future of Athletics', a campaign to develop the discipline from 2022 to 2030.All 214 member federations across the globe will get feedback from all the stakeholders, inc...

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Chepngetich smashes world half marathon record in Istanbul

Chepngetich smashes world half marathon record in Istanbul

Istanbul, April 4 (IANS) Kenya's 26-year-old world marathon champion Ruth Chepngetich shaved 29 seconds from the world record as she emerged winner in the N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon -- an Elite Label road race -- timing a mind-boggling 1:04:02 on Sunday.In the men's category, world-record holder...

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Istanbul Half Marathon could see world mark get erased

Istanbul Half Marathon could see world mark get erased

Istanbul, April 3 (IANS) One of the most exclusive races in the distance-running calendar, the N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon --- a World Athletics Elite Label road race, will see the strongest field ever assembled in the event's 16-year history on Sunday, with the spotlight firmly on the duel betwe...

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Tsegay, Chepkoech, Kandie on cloud nine as 3 world records ratified

Tsegay, Chepkoech, Kandie on cloud nine as 3 world records ratified

Lausanne, April 2 (IANS) Three of the world's top athletes -- Gudaf Tsegay, Beatrice Chepkoech and Kibiwott Kandie -- have reason to cheer in the Olympic season after their world records in women's 1,500m and 5km and men's half-marathon, respectively were ratified by World Athletics (WA), the sport'...

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SA athlete Semenya makes one last attempt to compete in Tokyo

SA athlete Semenya makes one last attempt to compete in Tokyo

Cape Town (South Africa), April 2 (IANS) With barely four months to go for the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games, South African athlete Caster Semenya is making a last-ditch attempt to compete in her favourite events --- 400m and 800m --- and has asked Athletics South Africa to lobby on her behalf in the Eur...

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Prominent throwing coach tests positive in Patiala

Prominent throwing coach tests positive in Patiala

New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) A prominent throwing coach at Patiala's National Institute of Sports (NIS) has tested positive for coronavirus, and that has put athletes he has been training under observation, said a source.A day after Sports Authority of India (SAI) announced that 26 athletes of the Nati...

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SAI pole vault centre in New Delhi in a shambles

SAI pole vault centre in New Delhi in a shambles

The National Centre of Excellence (NOCE) for pole vault was setup at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in November 2018 with an aim to groom youngsters in the age group of 15 to 18 years for the 2024 and the 2028 Olympics.<br> <br>The five athletes of the NCOE are using 12-year-old, worn-out ...

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