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Olympian Shivpal Singh visits National War Memorial, pays tribute to martyrs
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Olympian Javelin thrower Shivpal Singh expressed reverence to the Indian soldiers who made supreme sacrifice after Independence at the National War Memorial in New Delhi on Thursday.
2022-01-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Olympic and world medallist sprinter Lendore dies in car crash
Kingston, Jan 11 (IANS) Trinidad and Tobago's Olympic and world 4x400m medallist Deon Lendore has died at the age of 29, World Athletics, the sport's governing body informed on Tuesday.
2022-01-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Athletics
SAI appoints six foreign coaches for athletics till Paris Olympics
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) To support Indian elite athletes' preparations for the Paris Olympic Games, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) has approved the appointment of six foreign coaches for athletics until 2024.
2022-01-10
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
South Asian Cross Country Championships postponed
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) The South Asian Athletics Federation (SAAF) Cross Country & 56th National Cross Country Championship, which was scheduled to be held in Kohima, Nagaland later this month, has been postponed due to the rising cases of Covid-19.
2022-01-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
SAI approves extension of national camp for 117 athletes till March 3
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Sports Authority of India (SAI) has approved the extension of the national camp till March 31 for 117 track and field athletes and 45 coaching and support staff in five locations across the country in preparation for the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games to be held in Birmingham and Hangzhou later this year.
2022-01-04
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
NZ's Ross Taylor to quit Test cricket after Bangladesh series; OIDs later in summer
Auckland, Dec 30 (IANS) Ross Taylor, New Zealand's most successful Test batter, has announced he will retire from the longest format of the game following the upcoming series against Bangladesh.
2021-12-30
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Athletics
In busy 2022, Neeraj Chopra to participate in CWG, Asian Games, World Championship
Mumbai, Dec 30 (IANS) India's Olympic gold medallist javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra wants to participate in the full season in 2022 including the Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, World Championships, and the Diamond League.
2021-12-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Athletics
Birthday wishes pour in for Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) Tokyo Olympics gold medallist Neeraj Chopra turned 24 on Friday and social media was flooded with fans and supporters from all walks of life sending him birthday wishes.
2021-12-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Athletics: Diamond League releases disciplines for 2022 season
Zurich, Dec 21 (IANS) The 2022 Diamond League will pit the worlds best athletes against each other across 14 meetings and 32 disciplines, the organisers announced on Tuesday.
2021-12-21
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Athletics
T20 captures sporting legends' imagination: After Bolt's T20 desire, Blake too becomes interested
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Following the fastest man on earth, Usain Bolt, declaring his keenness to be a part of a T20 League, his Jamaican compatriot and former training partner, 31-year-old Yohan Blake, too wants to jump on the bandwagon -- and perhaps own a team, as well!
2021-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,Athletics
Nageotte and Morris set to soar at Millrose Games
New York, Dec 14 (IANS) It will be a battle of pole vaulters as Americans Katie Nageotte and Sandi Morris will look to soar to new heights in New York City when they compete at the Millrose Games -- a World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold meeting -- on January 29.
2021-12-14
Category: International, United States,Sports,Athletics
SAI approves Neeraj Chopra's off-season training in USA
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Friday approved an urgent proposal to enable Tokyo Olympics gold medallist Neeraj Chopra to travel to the US for a 90-day off-season training camp in the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Centre, ahead of a busy 2022 season.
2021-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Indonesia Open: Sindhu, Satwik-Chirag enter semis, Praneeth bows out (Ld)
Bali, Nov 26 (IANS) Two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu and men's doubles duo of Chirag Shetty-Satwiksairaj Rankireddy entered the semi-finals of the 2021 Indonesia Open after winning their respective matches, here on Friday.
2021-11-26
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Athletics
India sprinter Hima Das recovers from Covid-19
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Ace Indian sprinter Hima Das on Thursday announced that she has tested negative for Covid-19, one week after contracting the virus.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Ethiopian, Kenyan runners win Amsterdam Marathon in course records
The Hague (Netherlands), Oct 17 (IANS) Ethiopian Tamira Tola and Kenyan Angela Tanui grabbed victories in the 45th Amsterdam Marathon on Sunday with course records in the men's and women's race respectively.
2021-10-17
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Athletics
World record holder athlete Tirop dead in apparent stabbing in Kenya
Nairobi, Oct 14 (IANS) The world athletics community was in shock on Thursday as reports emerged from Kenya of the death of World 10,000m bronze medallist Agnes Tirop, who was found dead at her home in an apparent stabbing incident.
2021-10-14
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
India sprinter Hima Das tests COVID-19 positive
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Ace Indian athlete Hima Das on Wednesday revealed that she has tested COVID-19 positive but is stable in isolation.
2021-10-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Harmilan, Aishwarya claim golden doubles in National Open Athletics
Warangal, Sep 18 (IANS) Harmilan Kaur Bains (Punjab) completed the women's middle-distance double while Railway's B. Aishwarya achieved the same feat in women's horizontal jumps at the 60th National Open Athletics Championships at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Saturday.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Athletics
Parul wins steeplechase with personal best in National Open athletics
Warangal, Sep 17 (IANS) Parul Chaudhary of Railways overcame a tough challenge from Maharashtra's Komal Chandrakant Jagdale to win the women's 3000m Steeplechase in the 60th National Open Athletics Championships at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Hanamkonda here on Thursday.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Athletics
National Open Athletics: Harmilan Kaur sets national record in 1500m
Warangal (A.P.), Sep 16 (IANS) Punjab's Harmilan Kaur Bains stole the thunder from the sprinters by breaking Sunita Rani's long-standing national record in the 1500 metres on the second day of the 60th National Open Athletics Championships in the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Hanamkonda here on Thursday.
2021-09-16
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Athletics
Paralympics: Praveen Kumar wins silver in men's high jump T64
Tokyo, Sep 3 (IANS) Praveen Kumar bagged a silver medal for India in the Men's High Jump T64 with an Asian Record to boot at the Tokyo Paralympic Games here on Friday.
2021-09-03
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
Army names stadium in Pune after Neeraj Chopra
Mumbai, Aug 27 (IANS) The Indian Army on Friday felicitated Subedar Neeraj Chopra for winning gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics by naming a stadium at the Army Sports Institute, Pune Cantt in his honour.
2021-08-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Athletics
Sports teaches us to be together: Chopra trashes javelin controversy
Panipat, Aug 26 (IANS) India's first-ever gold medallist in athletics at the Olympics, Neeraj Chopra, has trashed claims that Pakistan's Arshad Nadeem was tampering with his javelin before his first throw in the final at the Tokyo Olympics on August 7.
2021-08-26
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Athletics
Neeraj ends 2021 season, aims to come back stronger next year
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra on Thursday said that he has decided to end his 2021 competition season because of 'the packed travel schedule and a bout of illness' upon his return from Tokyo.
2021-08-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Paralympians carry hopes of nation to Tokyo
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Four para-athletes set off to join the Indian campaign at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) partner and accessibility pioneer Svayam is ensuring a safe and dignified commute for the participating sportspersons in Delhi NCR.
2021-08-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Thompson-Herah runs second fastest-ever women's 100m
Eugene (USA), Aug 22 (IANS) Two-time Olympic 100m champion Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica ran a stupendous 100m race, clocking 10.54 seconds at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Eugene, Oregon. That was the second fastest time ever in the history of 100m racing -- just short of the 10.49 clocked by American Florence Griffith-Joyner in 1988.
2021-08-22
Category: International, United States,Sports,Athletics
World Athletics U20: Shaili wins silver in long jump
Nairobi, Aug 22 (IANS) India's Shaili Singh improved on her personal best of 6.48 metres with a superb effort of 6.59 in the womens long jump final but lost out on the gold medal by an agonizing one centimetre on the final day of competitions at the World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya, on Sunday.
2021-08-22
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
World Athletics U20: Shaili wins silver in long jump
Nairobi, Aug 22 (IANS) India's Shaili Singh bagged a silver medal with a superb leap of 6.59 metres, missing the gold medal agonizingly by a mere 1 centimetre in womens long jump, as the country ended its campaign in World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya, on Sunday, with two silver and one bronze medal. This is India's best-ever performance in the junior world championships.
2021-08-22
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
World U20 Athletics: Priya Mohan finishes fourth in 400m final
Nairobi, Aug 21 (IANS) India's Priya Mohan came up with her personal best but had to be satisfied with the fourth place in the women's 400m at the World Athletics U-20 Championships here on Saturday.
2021-08-21
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Continue with the good work, Neeraj Chopra tells race walker Khatri
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Tokyo Olympics javelin throw gold medallist Neeraj Chopra has advised Amit Khatri, who won silver in the men's 10,000m race walk event at the World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi on Saturday, to keep coming up with similar good performances for the country.
2021-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Athletics
Rana finishes fifth in javelin throw in World Athletics U20 Championships
Nairobi, Aug 20 (IANS) While Shaili Singh maintained India's hopes of more medals at the World Athletics U20 Championships by reaching women's long jump final, javelin thrower Ajai Raj Singh Rana came close to the medals but eventually had to be satisfied with a fifth-place finish on Friday.
2021-08-20
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
This is your moment to shine, Seb Coe tells Indian athletes after 4x400 mixed relay team wins bronze
Nairobi, Aug 19 (IANS) World Athletics Chief Seb Coe has congratulated the 4x400m mixed relay team for winning a bronze medal while addressing the Indian contingent on the sidelines of the U20 World Athletics Championships in Nairobi, Kenya.
2021-08-19
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Bahrain's Asiad medallist suspended provisionally for doping violation
Monaco, Aug 19 (IANS) Bahrain marathon runner El Hassan El Abbassi, the Asian Games 10,000m gold medallist from Incheon, South Korea in 2014, has been provisionally suspended following an adverse analytical finding for homologous blood transfusion -- collecting and infusing blood from a compatible donor.
2021-08-19
Category: International, Monaco,Sports,Athletics
Nambiar, PT Usha's coach, dies aged 89
Kochi, Aug 19 (IANS) O.M. Nambiar, the coach who trained and guided legendary sprinter P.T. Usha to international glory, died on Thursday, aged 89.
2021-08-19
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Athletics
This is just the beginning; Neeraj Chopra
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) India's first-ever gold medallist in track and field in the Olympics, Neeraj Chopra, on Sunday expressed his joy after attending the 75th Independence Day celebrations at Red Fort, saying "it feels great" that the entire nation is proud of the history that was made in Tokyo.
2021-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Army Chief greets Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, who created history by winning India's first gold medal in a track and field event at the Olympics in Tokyo, was greeted by Indian Army chief General M.M. Naravane after he came to the South Block at Raisina Hill on Tuesday.
2021-08-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Defence/Security,Athletics,Other Sports
Kipchoge's success at Tokyo 2020 reaffirms Kenyan dominance in marathon
Nairobi, Aug 11 (IANS) Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge, who defeated a world class field to retain his Olympic marathon title at the Tokyo 2020 Games, has cemented his legacy as the undisputed Greatest of All Time (GOAT) at the distance. His success also continues the dominance of Kenyans in ultimate distance running.
2021-08-11
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Golden boy Chopra calls up former coach, his modesty appreciated
Bengaluru, Aug 9 (IANS) Despite being inundated with accolades for winning India's first Olympic gold medal in athletics, javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra didn't forget to call his coach to express gratitude.
2021-08-09
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Athletics
Olympics: Feats in track & field beyond Chopra's historic gold
Tokyo, Aug 9 (IANS) While Neeraj Chopra's success in getting India their first-ever Olympic medal in athletics, and that too a gold, was the highlight of the Tokyo 2020 Games for Indian fans, there were other achievements that also made news. Here's a look at them:
2021-08-09
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
Biopic can wait, want to focus on the game for now: Neeraj Chopra (Interview)
Tokyo, Aug 9 (IANS) Neeraj Chopra, who made history on Saturday by winning India's first-ever gold medal in athletics at the Olympics, is now setting sight on next year's Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and the World Championships. Excerpts from an interview with the star Indian athlete:
2021-08-09
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
PT Usha: Scouting raw talent is must for exceeding performance in Athletics
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 8 (IANS) Pilavullakandi Thekkeparambil Usha or P.T. Usha is a name synonymous with Indian athletics. The 'Payyoli Express' as she was fondly known during her athletic career, was a raw talent picked by the great coach O.M. Nambiar from Payyoli village in northern Kerala. She is one of the greatest athletes produced by the country and in the Los Angeles Olympics of 1984, Usha missed a medal by a whisker in the 400 m women hurdles competition, reaching fourth, bringing in a heartbreak to the Indian population.
2021-08-08
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Athletics
Karnataka announces Rs 10 lakh for Chopra's former coach Naik
Bengaluru, Aug 8 (IANS) Karnataka on Sunday announced a Rs 10 lakh award for former national javelin coach Kashinath Naik, who was also one of the trainers of Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra.
2021-08-08
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Athletics
Olympian Dhanalakshmi breaks down after learning of sister's death
Chennai, Aug 8 (IANS) Dhanalakshmi Sekhar, who was a member of the Indian mixed relay team of 4x400 m at the Tokyo Olympics, was inconsolable on her return to her native Tiruchirappalli as she came to know of the passing away of her sister due to illness.
2021-08-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Athletics
Neeraj Chopra wins India's first-ever athletics gold in Olympics
Tokyo, Aug 7 (IANS) Neeraj Chopra on Saturday made history by becoming the first Indian to win gold medal in athletics at Olympic Games when he clinched first position at Tokyo 2020 with a throw of 87.58 metres in the javelin competition.
2021-08-07
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
Neeraj Chopra bags India's first-ever athletics gold in Olympics
Tokyo, Aug 7 (IANS) Neeraj Chopra on Saturday made history by becoming the first Indian to win gold medal in athletics at Olympic Games when he clinched first position at Tokyo 2020 with a throw of 87.58 metres in javelin competition.
2021-08-07
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
Olympics: India overjoyed after Neeraj Chopra wins gold in Tokyo
Tokyo, Aug 7 (IANS) Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra on Saturday fetched India its first-ever gold medal in athletics at the Olympics.
2021-08-07
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
Neeraj's village erupts into celebrations, chants 'Chak De India'
Chandigarh, Aug 7 (IANS) The non-descript Khandra village in Haryana's Panipat district erupted into celebrations when the news flashed that its talented son, Subedar Neeraj Chopra, VSM, had become the first Indian track and field athlete to win a medal (that too a gold) at the Olympics since the time India officially gained entry into the Games in 1928.
2021-08-07
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
Neeraj Chopra will inspire generations, says Odisha CM
Bhubaneswar, Aug 7 (IANS) Congratulating Neeraj Chopra for his historic win at Tokyo Olympics, Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik said he will inspire generations.
2021-08-07
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Athletics
Gavaskar celebrates Chopra's gold with jig, jalebis
Nottingham, Aug 7 (IANS) Former India cricket captain and opener Sunil Gavaskar celebrated javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra's historic gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics with jalebis and a jig on Bollywood song, "Mere Desh Ki Dharti Sona Ugle, Ugle Heeray Moti" while commentating on the first Test between India and England at the Trent Bridge here on Saturday.
2021-08-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket,Athletics
Pak javelin thrower Nadeem congratulates role model Chopra
Tokyo, Aug 7 (IANS) Pakistan's Arshad Nadeem, who finished fifth in Olympic men's javelin throw, congratulated India's Neeraj Chopra on winning gold medal in Saturday's competition and also apologised to his nation for not fulfulling their hopes of a medal.
2021-08-07
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics