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Keely Hodgkinson smashes world U20 indoor 800m record

Keely Hodgkinson smashes world U20 indoor 800m record

Vienna (Austria), Jan 31 (IANS) European U18 champion Keely Hodgkinson smashed the world U20 indoor 800m record with a timing of 1:59.03 at the Indoor Track & Field Vienna meeting.On Saturday, Hodgkinson held back slightly from the swift opening pace and was in fourth place as the pacemaker led the ...

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Next month's Federation Cup athletics to serve as Olympic qualifier

Next month's Federation Cup athletics to serve as Olympic qualifier

New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) The 24th edition of the Federation Cup athletics, to be held next month in Patiala, will serve as a qualifier for this year's Tokyo Olympics, the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) said on Friday.The Federation Cup was initially scheduled to be held from April 10 to 13 this...

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With eye on Olympic medal, Padma Shri Sudha 'shuns' family for glory (IANS Interview)

With eye on Olympic medal, Padma Shri Sudha 'shuns' family for glory (IANS Interview)

The last time, 34-year-old Sudha, a former national 3,000 metres steeplechase record holder but is now concentrating on marathon, visited home was in December 2019. Mobile phone is her closest companion for keeping in touch with her family."They used to come to meet me. Lockdown started around ...

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Amit Khatri rewrites national u-20 record in 10,000m race walk

Amit Khatri rewrites national u-20 record in 10,000m race walk

Bhopal, Jan 27 (IANS) Haryana's Amit Khatri broke the under-20 national record to take the 10,000m race walk title as the 18th u-20 Federation Cup drew to a close on Wednesday at the TT Nagar Stadium.Khatri, 17, clocked 40 minutes 40.97 seconds, winning by nearly half a minute from his state-mate Pa...

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Under-20 Fed Cup: Reshma erases 10,000m race walk national record

Under-20 Fed Cup: Reshma erases 10,000m race walk national record

Bhopal, Jan 26 (IANS) Reshma Patel marked her 10,000m race walk debut with a national under-20 record, c;ocking 48 minutes and 25.90 seconds, on the second day of the National Federation Cup Junior Under-20 Athletics Championships here on Tuesday.Each of the podium finishers in the women's 10,000m r...

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AFI announces certification course district technical officials

AFI announces certification course district technical officials

New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Athletics Federation of India (AFI) announced the setting up of a certification course for more than 2,100 district technical officials. The AFI said that it aims to have 10,000 such district technical officials across the country in the next five years."Over the next fortni...

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Burkina Faso's Zango smashes world indoor triple jump record

Burkina Faso's Zango smashes world indoor triple jump record

Paris, Jan 17 (IANS) Burkina Faso athlete Hugues Fabrice Zango produced the first standout athletics moment of 2021 by leaping to a new indoor triple jump world record of 18.07 metres.On Saturday at an event in Aubiere, France, Zango added 15 centimetres to the previous record, set by his coach Tedd...

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Burkina Faso's Zango breaks world indoor triple jump record

Burkina Faso's Zango breaks world indoor triple jump record

Aubiere (France), Jan 16 (IANS) World bronze medallist Hugues Fabrice Zango produced the first standout athletics moment of the year by sailing to a world indoor triple jump record of 18.07 metres here on Saturday (16). The record is subject to the usual ratification procedure.The 27-year-old athlet...

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Snesarev appointed coach of Indian athletics team till September

Snesarev appointed coach of Indian athletics team till September

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The sports ministry has approved the appointment of Belarussian coach Nikolai Snesarev as the middle and long-distance coach of the Indian athletics team.Snesarev has been appointed till the end of September, a period which will coincide with the Tokyo Olympics re-scheduled ...

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Kenya to bid for 2025 World Athletics Championships

Kenya to bid for 2025 World Athletics Championships

Nairobi, Jan 11 (IANS) Kenya has received the 2025 World Athletics Championship bidding documents as the country aims for international events after the 2017 youth global event opened a window of opportunities for the country, officials have said.Jackson Tuwei, president of Athletics Kenya (AK), sai...

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