newsathletics17 days ago

Olympian Krishna Poonia turns real-life hero, saves 3 women from being molested

Indian Olympian Krishna Poonia came to the rescue of three girls who were being molested by a group of men in the city of Rajgarh in Rajasthan's Churu district on new years day. Poonia caught one of the accused down after running after him for about 50 meters and had an FIR registered against him.
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newsathleticsa month ago

T Mariyappan presented with 2 crores by Tamil Nadu government

T Mariyappan, who won gold at the 2016 Rio Paralympics, was felicitated on Friday by the Tamil Nadu government with Chief Minister O Panneerselvam presenting him with a cheque for Rs 2 crore. The Tamil Nadu Tennis Association also received a cheque for Rs 2 crore for the annual ATP Chennai Open.
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newsathletics2 months ago

Usain Bolt's 100m record more likely to be broken than 200m, says Asafa Powell

Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell has claimed that it would be more likely that Usain Bolt's 100m record would be broken before the 200m one falls. Powell, who was in Delhi as the brand ambassador for the Half Marathon, added that it would be very difficult to break Bolt's twin world records.
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newsathletics2 months ago

Tejaswin Shankar breaks national senior record in high jump

Delhi schoolboy Tejaswin Shankar set a new national senior mark in high jump by clearing 2.26m to win gold at the 32nd National Junior Athletics Championships in Coimbatore. The previous record of 2.25m set by Hari Shankar Roy had stood for a dozen years.
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newsathletics3 months ago

Asafa Powell to grace the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2016

Delhi is abuzz for one of its mammoth and momentous sporting activity scheduled for the 20th of November – the 9th edition of the Airtel Delhi Half marathon. Jamaican sprinter and 100-meter specialist, Asafa Powell will grace the event and lend his support to the world’s prestigious Half Marathon.
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newsathletics3 months ago

Sports Ministry blames OP Jaisha's coach for water fiasco at Rio Olympics

The committee appointed by the sports ministry to probe runner OP Jaisha's complaint of not being provided water at the Rio Olympics, has blamed her coach Nikolai Snesarev for the fiasco. The committee also placed the blame on Jaisha for not requesting a personalized drink before the event.
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newsathletics3 months ago

Athletics Federation of India asks for retention of most of the foreign coaches

The Athletics Federation of India(AFI) has asked the Sports Authority of India and the Sports Ministry to retain most of the foreign coaches of the national team, but has not sought for the extension of Ukrainian sprint coach Dmitry Vinaykin and recovery expert Andrey Filiminov of Russia.
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newsathletics4 months ago

Usain Bolt speaks about his 'height disadvantage', the untied shoelace, and Manchester United

Olympic legend Usain Bolt has insisted that his height is a disadvantage at the start of a race but the same turns into a great edge once he gets going. The fastest man on the planet also stressed how important it was for him to finish his career at the top by completing the 'triple triple' in Rio.
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newsathletics5 months ago

After Sudha Singh, OP Jaisha tests positive for swine flu

Marathon runner OP Jaisha, who returned from Rio last week after participating in the Olympics, has been hospitalised in Bengaluru after testing positive for swine flu. This comes few days after another athlete, Sudha Singh, was hospitalised for the same.
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newsathletics5 months ago

The plot gets murkier - OP Jaisha accuses AFI of lying while Kavita Raut dismisses Jaisha's claims

After the Athletics Federation of India rebuffed reports that the athletes were not provided with drinks during the marathon event in Rio, OP Jaisha has hit back by accusing the AFI of lying. However, in an intriguing turn of events, her fellow runner Kavita Raut has now dismissed Jaisha's claims.
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