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National Jr Athletics: Reshma breaks 2nd national record in 2 weeks

National Jr Athletics: Reshma breaks 2nd national record in 2 weeks

Guwahati, Feb 7 (IANS) Uttarakhand's 16-year-old Reshma Patel broke a national record for the second time in a fortnight when she won the girls under-18 5000m event in the 36th National Junior Athletics Championship at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium here today. She clocked 23 minutes 38.57 secon...

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National Jr Athletics: Mor first to be found overage, disqualified

National Jr Athletics: Mor first to be found overage, disqualified

By Navneet Singh<p>New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Haryana 10km race walker Paramdeep Mor on Sunday became the first athlete to be found overage and disqualified in the ongoing National Junior Athletics Championships in Guwahati.</p><br> <br> <br>In the morning session of the s...

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Covid protocol goes for a toss at Guwahati National Jr Athletics

Covid protocol goes for a toss at Guwahati National Jr Athletics

Officials at the throwing arena of Indira Gandhi Stadium did not wear masks and did not maintain social distancing as was evident on live streaming of the events on the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) website.Coaches and officials accompanying athletes were seen crowding the area where prize dis...

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National Jr Athletics: Ankita, Pavana, Kaler rewrite records

National Jr Athletics: Ankita, Pavana, Kaler rewrite records

Guwahati, Feb 6 (IANS) Uttarakhand's Ankita Dhyani announced her arrival as a middle and long-distance runner of immense potential by breaking Sunita Rani's National under-20 record in the women's 5000m on the opening day of the 36th National Junior Athletics Championships at the Indira Gandhi Athle...

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No dope tests as NADA skips national junior athletics meet

No dope tests as NADA skips national junior athletics meet

"We have written to NADA, but I didn't see any dope testing officials from NADA present here in Guwahati on Saturday," Adille Sumariwalla, president of the Athletics Federation of India, told IANS.A former multiple sprint champion, Sumariwalla said that no dope tests was a worrying factor ...

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Hailu's world under-20 indoor 1,500m record ratified

Hailu's world under-20 indoor 1,500m record ratified

Monaco, Feb 6 (IANS) Lemlem Hailu's world under-20 indoor 1,500m record of 4:01.57 seconds, set last year, has been ratified, World Athletics announced on Saturday.The Ethiopian middle-distance runner clocked her record-breaking time at the World Athletics Indoor Tour meeting in Lievin on February 1...

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1,637 athletes to compete in National Junior Athletics

1,637 athletes to compete in National Junior Athletics

Guwahati, Feb 5 (IANS) As many as 1,637 boys and girls are set to compete at the 36th National Junior Athletics Championships beginning here on Saturday, making it the country's single largest sports event since the outbreak of Covid-19 early last year.Athletes from 32 States and Union Territories w...

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Dutee Chand's bid to prepare to qualify for Olympic gets minor jolt

Dutee Chand's bid to prepare to qualify for Olympic gets minor jolt

The national record holder in 100m sprinter was aiming for a robust 2021 season with a 60m indoor competition on January 29, but a last minute cancellation due to Covid pandemic made her reschedule her training for domestic competitions starting February 18 in Patiala. The 60m dash is not an Olympic...

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Athletics body chief lauds performances at Jr National Fed Cup

Athletics body chief lauds performances at Jr National Fed Cup

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) is all praise for the overall performance of the competitors during the three-day Junior National Federation Cup that concluded on January 27 in Bhopal."We took initiative and the results were good," AFI president Adille Sumariwalla tol...

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