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Para javelin thrower Antil breaks own world record

Para javelin thrower Antil breaks own world record

New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Within 20 days, Haryana's para javelin thrower Sumit Antil has broken the world record twice in the F-64 category.On Friday, in his sixth and last attempt he hurled the javelin to a distance of 66.90 metres at the 19th Para-Athletics Championships at Bengaluru's Vidyanagar...

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Steeplechaser Dagar operated upon, ruled out for entire year

Steeplechaser Dagar operated upon, ruled out for entire year

The 33-year-old athlete from Haryana sustained fractures during the Federation Cup athletics meet in Patiala on March 17. He has since been operated upon and has been advised bed rest. Although he hasn't qualified for the Tokyo Olympic Games, now even the upcoming opportunities to qualify have been ...

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India's senior, junior athletics selection panels named

India's senior, junior athletics selection panels named

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Tuesday nominated Olympian Gurbachan Singh Randhawa as chairman of selection committee for seniors while P.T. Usha, Olympian and multiple time Asian Games gold medallist, is named as chairperson of selection committee for juniors....

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'Global Conversation' launched about the future of athletics

'Global Conversation' launched about the future of athletics

London, March 22 (IANS) For the first time in the history of World Athletics, the global governing body, it is reaching out to the entire international athletics community to participate in a Global Conversation and contribute insights and feedback that will shape the future direction of the sport f...

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Kamalpreet Kaur: India's latest discus throw sensation (Profile)

Kamalpreet Kaur: India's latest discus throw sensation (Profile)

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Kamalpreet Kaur booked her ticket for the Tokyo Olympic Games after she sent the discus to 65.06 metres in her first and only legal throw at the 24th Federation Cup Senior Athletics Championships held in Patiala.Kamalpreet set a new national record and breached the Olympic...

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Hoping to clear 8.40m this season: Long jumper Sreeshankar

Hoping to clear 8.40m this season: Long jumper Sreeshankar

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Long jumper M. Sreesankhar cleared 8.26 metres at the Federation Cup recently to erase the national record and secure a spot at the Tokyo Olympics Games. For the youngster, it was just reward for his passion and love for sports and athletics, honed by calculated and method...

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China's Yang smashes women's world 20km race walk record

China's Yang smashes women's world 20km race walk record

Huangshan (China), March 20 (IANS) Yang Jiayu of China chopped 49 seconds off the women's world record to win the 20km race walk in 1:23:49 seconds at the Chinese Race Walking Championships here on Saturday.The 2017 world champion finished comfortably ahead of Olympic champion Liu Hong, whose 1:24:2...

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Kamalpreet qualifies for Olympics discus event

Kamalpreet qualifies for Olympics discus event

Patiala, March 19 (IANS) Kamalpreet Kaur's one legal throw in the Federation Cup Senior Athletics Championships on Friday rewrote the women's discus throw national record and earned her a spot in the Olympic Games competition to be held in Tokyo in July this year. Her 65.06m opening effort did the t...

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Kipchoge ready for Hamburg Marathon redemption

Kipchoge ready for Hamburg Marathon redemption

Nairobi, March 19 (IANS) Kenyan Olympic champion and marathon world record holder Eliud Kipchoge, is hoping to return to the top of the podium at the NN Hamburg Marathon on April 11 to redeem his stature following his shock London defeat last year.The distance running star will be featured at the el...

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Fed Cup: Dhanalakshmi breaks Usha's meet record

Fed Cup: Dhanalakshmi breaks Usha's meet record

Patiala, March 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's S. Dhanalakshmi clocked a meet record in the semi-final of the women's 200 metres in the ongoing 24th National Federation Cup Senior Athletics Championships at Patiala's National Institute of Sports (NIS) here on Thursday.The 22-year-old clocked 23.26 seconds to...

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