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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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Olympics: Men's 4x400m relay team improves chances of qualifying

Olympics: Men's 4x400m relay team improves chances of qualifying

Patiala, June 25 (IANS) Indian men's 4x400m relay team on Friday enhanced its chances of qualifying for the next month's Tokyo Olympic Games by clocking 3 minutes 01.89 seconds on the opening day of the National Inter-State Athletics Championships here.This timing is likely to improve India's world ...

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Bharatsinh wins gold in 10,000 metres

Bharatsinh wins gold in 10,000 metres

Patiala, June 25 (IANS) Vikram Bharatsinh of Madhya Pradesh won gold in men's 10,000 metres on the opening day of the National Inter State Athletics Championships here on Friday.Bharatsinh clocked 30 minutes 16.44 seconds to win the gruelling 25-lap race in the morning session.Bharatsinh's winning t...

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Two Sri Lankans to compete in India's Inter-State Athletics

Two Sri Lankans to compete in India's Inter-State Athletics

Patiala, June 24 (IANS) Sri Lanka's middle-distance runner Nimali Waliwarsha and sprinter Nadeesha Ramanayake are among the prominent athletes will compete in the five-day National Inter State Athletics Championships starting here on Friday.While Nimali will compete in the women's 800 metres, Nadees...

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Last chance to qualify for Olympic: Spotlight on men's, women's relays

Last chance to qualify for Olympic: Spotlight on men's, women's relays

Patiala, June 24 (IANS) The spotlight will be on the women's 4x100m and men's 4x400m relay squads at the five-day National Inter-State Championships starting here on Friday. This will be the last chance for athletes to make the cut for the Tokyo Olympic Games before the June 29 deadline.The goal of ...

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