newsathletics16 hours ago

AFI President hints at a smaller contingent for 2020 Olympics

Adille Sumariwalla has indicated that India’s athletics contingent for the 2020 Olympics will be much smaller than the 2016 contingent of 36. He has stated that the qualifying standards will be set very high and the athletes who are expected to win medals or reach the finals will only be selected.
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newsathletics2 days ago

Indian athletes face uphill task of securing qualification for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

IAAF’s updated criteria of qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics meant that Indian athletes will be fighting against the odds to reach the final. The qualification criteria states that an athlete can qualify if he/she has the required world ranking or through timings which are set very high.
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newsathletics3 days ago

Federation Cup | Avinash Sable, Swapna Barman and others pass the qualifying mark for Asian Championship; Hima Das misses out

Athletes Avinash Sable, Swapna Barman, Jinson Johnson, Rajiv Arokia and others have cleared the qualifying mark for the Asian Championship during the Federation Cup in Patiala. However, sprinter Hima Das, who clinched a gold in 400m, missed out closely from making it to the Asian Championship.
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newsathletics4 days ago

Asia marathon winner Gopi Thonakal qualifies for World Championship

Gopi Thonakal, the 2017 Asian Marathon Championship winner, has now qualified for the World Championship in Doha. This is owing to his performance in the Seoul International Marathon, where he finished in the 11th place, clocking 2:13:39, which also happens to be his personal best.
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newsathletics4 days ago

Avantika Narale returns post setback, wins two Asian Youth Athletics medals

Avantika Narale has won a gold and a silver medal in 100m and 200m, respectively, at the 2019 Asian Youth Athletics Championship in Hong Kong. This comes as a huge win for her, as earlier she had failed to even start her race at the Khelo India Youth Games, where she was the defending champion.
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newsathletics4 days ago

Annu Rani creates national record to qualify for Asian and World Championships

26-year-old javelin thrower Annu Rani speared a distance of 62.34m to see herself qualify for the World and the Asian Championships, both of which would be held in Doha in coming months. Kumari Sharmila won the silver with a 54.98m throw, while Rupinder Kaur came was third with an effort of 53.90m.
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newsathletics5 days ago

Federation Cup | Eight athletes qualify for Asian Athletics Championships on Day 2

Eight Indian athletes earned tickets for the upcoming Asian Athletics Championships on the second day of the ongoing Federation Cup Senior National Athletics Championship in Patiala. Dharun Ayyasamy has set a new national record in men’s 400m hurdles at the same event to overtake his previous one.
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newsathletics5 days ago

Tokyo Olympics | Irfan KT qualifies for 2020 Olympics in race walking

India’s race walker Irfan Kolothum Thodi managed to get a berth in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after he finished fourth in the Asian race Walking championship on Sunday. This will be Irfan’s second stint in the Olympics after he had previously participated in the 2012 London edition seven years back.
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newsathletics6 days ago

Federation Cup Athletics | Shivpal Singh, Kamalpreet Kaur qualify for Asian Athletics Championship

Javelin thrower Shivpal Singh and discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur have met the qualifying standards for the upcoming Asian Athletics Championship on the first day of the ongoing Federation Cup in Patia. Meanwhile, many other athletes failed to meet the qualifying standards which was set by the AFI.
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newsathletics7 days ago

Federation Cup | 700 athletes including Hima Das, Dutee Chand, Swapna Barman to participate

The best athletes of India will take part in the four-day Federation Cup which starts from today in Patiala. However, a few star performers like Neeraj Chopra and others will miss out the Championship which acts as a qualification round for the Asian Athletics Championships to be held in Doha.
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