featureathletics5 days ago

Usain Bolt - the advertisement Athletics desperately needed

When a sportsman bids goodbye to his revered sport, it is only natural for the fans to revisit the edifice that he built and trace the path he took on his way to achieving sporting greatness. This serves as an attempt to seek a context which might help in defining the true impact of his career.
Bastab K Parida
newsathletics10 days ago

Olympic Task Force suggests improvements to bring about long-term athlete development

The Olympic Task Force, which was created with the sole idea of recommending improvements to enhance India's performance at Olympics, submitted its report to Sports Ministry on Friday. The report has suggested multiple ways to lay a foundation for long-term athlete development in the country.
SportsCafe Desk
newsathletics11 days ago

Davinder Kang goes down in history as the first Indian to qualify for javelin throw finals

Davinder Singh Kang qualified for the javelin throw finals at the World Athletics Championship on Thursday with his throw of 84.22 m clearing the qualification mark. Meanwhile, Neeraj Chopra who was anticipated to make history bowed out of the tournament after failing to clear the mark.
SportsCafe Desk
newsathletics14 days ago

India’s Junior Para Athletes clinch medals at IPC World Para Athletics Junior Championships

18-year-old Rinku Hooda claimed a silver medal in Javelin Throw F46 at the ongoing 2017 IPC World Para Athletics Junior Championships. The competition, being held for the very first time, is hosting some of the world's best junior para athletes in Nottwil, Switzerland.
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newsathletics15 days ago

Deepa Malik questions being overlooked for Khel Ratna

Deepa Malik, who became the first Indian woman to win a Paralympic medal raised a question as to why her name was not mentioned in the list of Khel Ratna recipients. Instead of Malik, awards selection committee has recommended fellow para athlete Devendra Jhajharia and hockey player Sardar Singh.
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newsathletics16 days ago

World Athletics Championships | Indians disappoint on opening day as Dutee Chand crashed out

India failed to produce a good start at the World Athletics Championships as sprinter Dutee Chand knocked out in the first round of the women's 100m event. Muhammed Anas finished 33rd in the men's 400m first round while Swapna Barman finished 27th overall out of 31 competitors in her first event.
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newsathletics16 days ago

World Athletics Championships | Usain Bolt loses to Justin Gatlin in 100m final

Usain Bolt had to be content with a bronze medal in the 100 m race at the World Athletics Championships in London after losing to Justin Gatlin in the final. Gatlin finished first in the competition to win the gold medal whereas 21-year-old Christian Coleman grabbed the silver medal.
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newsathletics17 days ago

Padmanabh Sports unveils three sports franchises across Cue Sports, Volleyball, and Badminton

Gujarat will have its first full-fledged home-grown sports franchise with teams across disciplines from August 2017. The franchise owned by Gujarat's Padmanabh Sports Pvt Ltd, a 100% subsidiary of Ahmedabad-based Padmanabh Industries Ltd was unveiled in the city on Friday.
Press Release
newsathletics20 days ago

Deaflympics heroes protest six hours at Delhi airport, fail to meet Sports Minister

Deaflympics athletes staged a six-hour protest at New Delhi airport demanding to meet Sports Minister Vijay Goel following the poor reception they received. The Indian contingent, which has won one gold, one silver, and three bronze medals in the tournament is now considering returning the medals.
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newsathletics24 days ago

Justin Gatlin predicts Usain Bolt's comeback after retirement

American sprinter Justin Gatlin believes Usain Bolt will find it hard to stay away from the track and eventually return from his retirement to compete yet again. Bolt had announced he would retire from the sport after participating at the World Championships in London, starting in August.
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