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Athletics Integrity Unit acknowledges CAS verdict on Salwa

Athletics Integrity Unit acknowledges CAS verdict on Salwa

Monaco, July 1 (IANS) While acknowledging the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) verdict on a two-year suspension of Bahrain's 400m runner Salwa Eid Naser for whereabouts failure in 2019, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has emphasised that the whereabouts clause is an important tool of the Worl...

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Discus thrower Seema books Olympic berth

Discus thrower Seema books Olympic berth

Patiala, June 29 (IANS) Discus thrower Seema Punia, bronze medallist at the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games, booked her ticket for the Tokyo Olympic Games with a gold medal-winning throw of a 63.72m meters on the concluding day of the National Inter-State Athletics Championships here on Tuesday.Seema, 37, ...

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Saroj's gold medal effort not good enough for Olympics

Saroj's gold medal effort not good enough for Olympics

Patiala, June 28 (IANS) The 2017 Asian champion Ajay Kumar Saroj's chances of making cut for the Tokyo Olympic Games evaporated as his gold medal-winning time of 3 minutes 42.55 seconds in men's 1500 metres fell short of Olympic qualification time of 3 minutes 35 seconds, at the National Inter-State...

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Olympic-bound Toor wins gold, sets record in Inter-State Athletics

Olympic-bound Toor wins gold, sets record in Inter-State Athletics

Patiala, June 28 (IANS) Olympic-bound Tajinderpal Singh Toor won gold and set a meet record in men's shot put with a throw of 21.10 metres at the National Inter-State Athletics Championships here on Monday.With less than a month to go for Tokyo Olympics, which run from July 23 to August 8, the burly...

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When Milkha's Pak competitor was taken as prisoner of war in 1971

When Milkha's Pak competitor was taken as prisoner of war in 1971

New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) One of Pakistan's most celebrated sprinters, Abdul Khaliq -- who created history by winning the 1954 Manila Asian Games sprint gold in record time but lost a much-hyped race with Indian legend Milkha Singh at Lahore in 1960 -- was a prisoner of war (PoW) following the India...

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800m men, women runners lose last chance to qualify for Olympics

800m men, women runners lose last chance to qualify for Olympics

Patiala, June 27 (IANS) Manjeet Singh, the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games men's 800 metres champion, and others failed to avail the last chance to qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Games at the National Inter State Athletics Championships here on Sunday.The qualification time was 1:45.20 secs, and the gold me...

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Chopra bags javelin bronze at Kuortane Games

Chopra bags javelin bronze at Kuortane Games

Kuortane (Finland), June 26 (IANS) Star Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra hurled the spear to a distance of 86.79 meters for bronze at the Kuortane Games here on Saturday.The 23-year-old athlete, who has qualified for the Olympic Games, began his campaign with a modest throw of 83.21m and improve...

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Gurindervir shatters 100m meet record in Inter-State Athletics

Gurindervir shatters 100m meet record in Inter-State Athletics

Patiala, June 26 (IANS) Punjab's Gurindervir Singh won the men's 100 metres dash with a meet record of 10.27 seconds at the National Inter-State Athletics Championships here on Saturday.S Dhanalakshmi of Tamil Nadu won the women's 100m crown with a time of 11.52 seconds.The 20-year-old Gurindervir r...

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Dutee Chand's Olympic hopes hang by a thread

Dutee Chand's Olympic hopes hang by a thread

Patiala, June 26 (IANS) Star sprinter Dutee Chand's hopes of cracking Tokyo Olympic qualification time of 11.15 seconds in the women's 100 metres final at the National Inter-State Athletics Championships on Saturday may get dashed after she strained her left quadriceps muscles in the morning session...

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Mo Farah fails to qualify for Tokyo Olympics

Mo Farah fails to qualify for Tokyo Olympics

Manchester, June 26 (IANS) Long-distance Olympic champion Mo Farah's chances of competing at the Tokyo Olympics disappeared as one of the most successful British athletes failed once again to achieve the qualification time of 27min 28sec at the specially-arranged race at the British Athletics Champi...

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