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Reports : Hima Das’ future performances to be monitored closely by NADA

India’s sprinting ace Hima Das has been reportedly put in the 'Registered Testing Pool' by NADA where the 18-year-old would have to give frequent testing regardless of competitions. The body stated that the move was taken to prevent Hima from any possible use of performance-enhancing drugs.
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newsathletics10 days ago

Swapna Barman to get seven customized pair of shoes from Adidas

Asian Games gold medallist in heptathlon event, Swapna Barman will be receiving seven pairs of customized shoes from Adidas. The 22-year-old youngster had earlier in the year shot to the limelight after she became the first woman athlete from India to win a Gold in Heptathlon at the Asian Games.
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newsathletics10 days ago

US Olympic committee initiates process to disband its gymnastics body

The United States Olympics Committee has put the procedures on roll that will ultimately lead to the dissolvement of the United States’ Gymnastics Body. The move comes in the aftermath of the Larry Nassar’s criminal convictions, which was said to be not handled rightly by the body.
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newsathletics10 days ago

14 national records created at the ongoing Junior Athletics Championships

14 new national records were set on the fourth day of the 34th Junior Athletics Championships, which concluded at the Birsa Munda Athletics Stadium on Monday. Among the major ones, Maharashtra’s Avantika Narvale set a new record in the U-16 girls 200m event with an impressive time of 24.96 seconds.
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newsathleticsa month ago

PCI refuses to bear the registration fee of the team

The Paralympics Committee of India (PCI) has refused to bear the registration and boarding/lodging fee of its contingent who are traveling to 2018 World Para Powerlifting America’s Open Championship in Colombia. The body has stated that the athletes have not settled their dues with organizers.
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newsathleticsa month ago

Youth Olympic | India's Suraj Panwar clinches medal silver in 5000m race walk

17-year-old lad Suraj Panwar has won India’s first medal of 2018 in athletics in the Youth Olympics as he clinched silver in men's 5000 meters race walk. Panwar's total time was 40.59.17, which was seven seconds short of 40.51.86, while the bronze medal went to Puerto Rico’s Jan Moreu.
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newsathleticsa month ago

Want to win medal in 2020 Olympics, says Mirabai Chanu

2017 World Weightlifting Championship gold medallist Mirabai Chanu has stated that she is aiming a medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The Commonwealth Games gold medalist has now recovered from the back injury that had prompted her to take a break and she has started training in Patiala.
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newsathleticsa month ago

Asian Para Games | Harvinder Singh bags seventh Gold for India at the Asian Para Games

Indian recurve archer Harvinder Singh won a seventh gold for India at the 2018 Asian Para games on the fifth day of the eight-day event. He won the medal in the W2 category of impairment, which covers athletes with paraplegia, diplegia or double leg amputation below the knee, requiring a wheelchair.
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newsathleticsa month ago

Refugee team to be a part of Olympics for the second time, reveals IOC

After 10 refugees competed at the Rio Games three years back, the International Olympic Committee declared on Tuesday that a team of 51 refugees would again take part at the Tokyo Olympics. The group will be supported by the Olympic Solidarity programme and come from different sports background.
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newsathleticsa month ago

Exclusive foreign coaches for Arpinder, Tajinder, says AFI

AFI secretary C.K. Valson has announced that foreign coaches will be appointed for Asiad gold medalists Arpinder Singh and Tajinder Pal Singh among others. The Federation also expects “breakthrough medals” in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics from the athletes and plans are being executed to fulfil the same.
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