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Fed Cup: Avinash Sable sets national record in steeplechase

Fed Cup: Avinash Sable sets national record in steeplechase

Patiala, March 17 (IANS) Avinash Sable of Maharashtra paid the best possible tribute to late coach Nikolai Snesarev by posting a new national record time of 8 minutes 20.20 seconds as he won the men's 3000-metre steeplechase on the third day of the National Federation Cup Senior Athletics Championsh...

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A look at gains from a memorable indoor athletics season

A look at gains from a memorable indoor athletics season

London, March 16 (IANS) The World Athletics Indoor Tour organised 25 competitions in 11 different countries across Europe and North America. In all, 1,353 athletes from 84 countries competed in the wider series of Gold, Silver and Bronze level meetings with all six continental areas represented, sai...

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Sreeshankar's national record leap gets him Olympic ticket

Sreeshankar's national record leap gets him Olympic ticket

Patiala, March 16 (IANS) Long jumper M. Sreeshankar of Kerala on Tuesday booked a place in this year's Olympic Games with a national record leap of 8.26 metres in the 24th National Federation Cup Senior Athletics Championships.On a day when Tamil Nadu's S Dhanalakshmi handed Dutee Chand of Odisha a ...

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Sreeshankar breaks own long jump record, books Olympic berth

Sreeshankar breaks own long jump record, books Olympic berth

Patiala, March 16 (IANS) National long jump record holder Murli Sreeshankar on Tuesday booked a ticket to this year's Tokyo Olympic Games by clearing 8.26 metres on his fifth attempt and improving his own national record, at the Federation Cup here.The Kerala athlete's previous record was 8.20 metre...

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Long distance runner Vishwakarma's A sample tests positive

Long distance runner Vishwakarma's A sample tests positive

The 'A' sample of the 23-year-old athlete has tested positive for Erythropoietin (EPO), a performance enhancing drug banned by the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA). A NADA team had collected 10 urine samples during the eighth National Race Walking Championship held last month in Ranchi. Of these, one...

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Annu breaks own Fed Cup women's javelin record

Annu breaks own Fed Cup women's javelin record

New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Asian medallist Annu Rani on Monday bettered her own meet record with a throw of 63.24 metres in the women's javelin throw, but fell short of the Tokyo Olympic qualification mark of 64 metres, on the opening day of the Senior National Federation Cup athletics.The 28-year-o...

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Savita elated on winning maiden senior women's 10,000m gold

Savita elated on winning maiden senior women's 10,000m gold

The 21-year-old athlete clocked 33 minutes 59.35 seconds to win the race, but her performance was nearly 3.5 minutes slower than the Tokyo Olympic Games qualification time of 31 minutes 25 seconds. Expressing her satisfaction on winning her first 10,000m track race, Savita said she could have done b...

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Fed Cup: Anjali withdraws from women's 400m race

Fed Cup: Anjali withdraws from women's 400m race

<br>The 23-year-old athlete said she had pulled her thigh muscles recently during a training session in Patiala."The doctor has advised me to take a break from training for four to six weeks. I'm undergoing rehabilitation. That is why I can't compete in the first major competition of the ...

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High jumper Shankar to skip Federation Cup athletics

High jumper Shankar to skip Federation Cup athletics

New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) National high jump record holder Tejaswin Shankar will skip the Senior National Federation Cup athletics meet starting next week in Patiala as it clashes with his National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) indoor season.Interestingly, the men's high jump has attracted...

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2 Indian athletes test positive for doping: NADA chief

2 Indian athletes test positive for doping: NADA chief

New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) Two leading athletes -- one of them an Asian Games medallist - have failed dope tests for performance enhancing drugs, said Navin Aggarwal, director general of the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA), here on Saturday.Aggarwal didn't reveal the names of the athletes whose B...

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