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Nambiar, PT Usha's coach, dies aged 89

Nambiar, PT Usha's coach, dies aged 89

Kochi, Aug 19 (IANS) O.M. Nambiar, the coach who trained and guided legendary sprinter P.T. Usha to international glory, died on Thursday, aged 89.Hailing from Vadakara in Kozhikode district in Kerala, Nambiar, who started his career with the Air Force, took over Usha when she was very young and hel...

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This is your moment to shine, Seb Coe tells Indian athletes after 4x400 mixed relay team wins bronze

This is your moment to shine, Seb Coe tells Indian athletes after 4x400 mixed relay team wins bronze

Nairobi, Aug 19 (IANS) World Athletics Chief Seb Coe has congratulated the 4x400m mixed relay team for winning a bronze medal while addressing the Indian contingent on the sidelines of the U20 World Athletics Championships in Nairobi, Kenya.On Wednesday evening, the Indian quartet of Bharat Sridhar,...

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This is just the beginning; Neeraj Chopra

This is just the beginning; Neeraj Chopra

New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) India's first-ever gold medallist in track and field in the Olympics, Neeraj Chopra, on Sunday expressed his joy after attending the 75th Independence Day celebrations at Red Fort, saying "it feels great" that the entire nation is proud of the history that was made in Tokyo....

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Olympic champion Chopra rises to second in World Rankings

Olympic champion Chopra rises to second in World Rankings

Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) The gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics javelin throw competition has propelled Indias Neeraj Chopra to move up 14 places to second place in the latest World Athletics Rankings, updated every Wednesday.Chopra, who decimated all the competition in Tokyo to win gold with a throw of ...

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Kipchoge's success at Tokyo 2020 reaffirms Kenyan dominance in marathon

Kipchoge's success at Tokyo 2020 reaffirms Kenyan dominance in marathon

Nairobi, Aug 11 (IANS) Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge, who defeated a world class field to retain his Olympic marathon title at the Tokyo 2020 Games, has cemented his legacy as the undisputed Greatest of All Time (GOAT) at the distance. His success also continues the dominance of Kenyans in ultimate distanc...

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Olympian Dhanalakshmi breaks down after learning of sister's death

Olympian Dhanalakshmi breaks down after learning of sister's death

Chennai, Aug 8 (IANS) Dhanalakshmi Sekhar, who was a member of the Indian mixed relay team of 4x400 m at the Tokyo Olympics, was inconsolable on her return to her native Tiruchirappalli as she came to know of the passing away of her sister due to illness.Dhanalakshmi, who was a reserve member of the...

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PT Usha: Scouting raw talent is must for exceeding performance in Athletics

PT Usha: Scouting raw talent is must for exceeding performance in Athletics

Exactly on the 37th anniversary of that heartbreaking moment, with the country and the sports fraternity in ecstasy over the gold-winning performance of Neeraj Chopra, P.T. Usha spoke to IANS.Excerpts from the interview:Q: The country is rejoicing at the gold of Neeraj Chopra who has scripted histor...

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Centenarian sprinter Mann Kaur dies at 105

Centenarian sprinter Mann Kaur dies at 105

Chandigarh, July 31 (IANS) Centenarian sprinter Mann Kaur, who started her athletic career at the age of 93 and set a record by becoming the world's fastest centenarian at the American Masters Games in 2016, died at a private hospital near Chandigarh on Saturday.She was 105 years old and was sufferi...

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Kenyan Olympic sprinter Kishoiyan banned for 4 yrs for doping

Kenyan Olympic sprinter Kishoiyan banned for 4 yrs for doping

Nairobi, July 14 (IANS) Kenyan sprinter and two-time Olympian Alphas Kishoiyan has been banned for four years by the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) for the presence of prohibited substance, nandrolone, in his system.Kishoiyan, 26, a two-time African championships silver medallist who also compet...

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Olympic countdown: Five-member athlete army from TN to Tokyo

Olympic countdown: Five-member athlete army from TN to Tokyo

<br>"This is the first time in the history of the Association five athletes have been selected to participate in the Olympics," C. Latha, Secretary, TNAA told IANS.<br> <br>Latha, a former national record holder in 800 metres, is the first woman to hold the Secretary pos...

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