Athletics News

World Para Athletics GP: Devender, Nimisha win gold on opening day

World Para Athletics GP: Devender, Nimisha win gold on opening day

Dubai: Para-athletes Devender Kumar and Nimisha Suresh Chakkungalparambil clinched a gold medal each as India started their campaign at the 12th Fazza International Championships - Dubai 2021 World Para Athletics Grand Prix on a strong note, winning six medals on the opening day.Devender hurled the ...

Readmore

Even as DSP, Hima Das will keep sprinting for India: Rijiju

Even as DSP, Hima Das will keep sprinting for India: Rijiju

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has made it clear that ace sprinter Hima Das -- who will be appointed as the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) in Assam Police -- will "keep running for India" in the future as well.On Wednesday, the decision to appoint Hima as DSP was ...

Readmore

Gymnastics Olympic qualification All-Around WC series cancelled

Gymnastics Olympic qualification All-Around WC series cancelled

Lausanne, Feb 11 (IANS) The All-Around World Cup Series in Artistic Gymnastics, which was part of the Olympic qualification system for the Tokyo Olympic Games has been cancelled, the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) has announced.The series was made up of four events -- in Milwaukee (US), S...

Readmore

Tsegay comes of age with world indoor 1500m record in Lievin

Tsegay comes of age with world indoor 1500m record in Lievin

Lievin (France), Feb 10 (IANS) Ethiopia's Gudaf Tsegay established a new 1,500 metre indoor world record with a time of three minutes 53.09 seconds at the Meeting Hauts-de-France Pas-de-Calais.The first two laps of the 1500m at the World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold meeting were covered in 59.10 secon...

Readmore

National Junior Athletics: Devadiga, Ancy win u-20 200m races

National Junior Athletics: Devadiga, Ancy win u-20 200m races

Guwahati, Feb 10 (IANS) Abhin Bhaskar Devadiga of Karnataka and Ancy Sojan of Kerala turned in smart running on the bend to claim the under-20 men and women's 200m crowns respectively on the final day of the 36th National Junior Athletics Championships at the Sarusajai Stadium here on Wednesday.Whil...

Readmore

Dope tests: Out of 1,637 athletes, NADA collects only a few samples

Dope tests: Out of 1,637 athletes, NADA collects only a few samples

The number of samples collected is a minuscule percentage of the 1,637 boys and girls who competed. But since the NADA team reached Guwahati late, many athletes whose events were over had left the city -- a big jolt to the aim of cleansing athletics of doping. The samples collected from Guwahati wou...

Readmore

Mumbai Marathon on May 30 with limited participation

Mumbai Marathon on May 30 with limited participation

New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) The Tata Mumbai Marathon will be held on May 30, event promoters Procam International have said. The full marathon, half marathon, and 10 kilometre runs will be conducted on ground with limited participation while participants from around the country and abroad can participa...

Readmore

Tsegay renews women's world indoor 1,500m record in France

Tsegay renews women's world indoor 1,500m record in France

Lievin (France), Feb 10 (IANS) Gudaf Tsegay of Ethiopia improved the women's world indoor 1,500-meter record at the recent World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold meeting in Lievin.The 24-year-old world bronze medallist on Tuesday clocked 3:53.09 to wrap up the convincing win, beating the previous world in...

Readmore

Dawar breaks 24-yr-old 5000m national record in u-20 men's section

Dawar breaks 24-yr-old 5000m national record in u-20 men's section

Guwahati, Feb 8 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh's Sunil Dawar broke a 24-year-old national record when he won the under-20 men's 5000m gold in 14 minutes 13.95 seconds in the National Junior Athletics Championships here on Monday. In completing the 1500m-5000m double, he erased N Gojen Singh's mark of 14:14.4...

Readmore

Uttarakhand is the new force reckon with in race walking

Uttarakhand is the new force reckon with in race walking

After a dominant performance on Sunday, when the 2018 Youth Olympics silver medallist Suraj Panwar won gold in under-20 category and his teammate Reshma Patel claimed under-18 girls' title hands down, Uttarakhand athletes continued their brilliant run by claiming three more medals on Monday. Aditya ...

Readmore