newsathletics10 hours ago

Asian Championship bronze medalist Sanjivani Jhadav to serve two-year suspension

India’s long distance runner Sanjivani Jhadav has been handed a two-year suspension by for first time doping violations, which also means a disqualification in all past results since June 29 2018. The Nasihk born won a 10000 m bronze at the 2019 Asian Championships and 5000 m bronze in 2017 edition.
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newsathletics19 hours ago

PT Usha to be honored with IAAF Veteran Pin

The Athletics world body, IAAF, has decided to award former sprinter P.T. Usha with the honorary IAAF Veteran Pin owing to ‘long and meritorious service to the cause of World Athletics’. The former “queen of Indian track and field” would receive it in the opening ceremony of the 52nd IAAF Congress.
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newsathletics4 days ago

My sole focus is on my game, asserts Dutee Chand

Dutee Chand has revealed that she is solely focused on her game and not on issues outside of athletics after her gold medal win in the 100m race at the World University Games. Chand added that she is totally motivated on achieving the Olympic mark of 11.15s in the next six months.
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newsathletics6 days ago

Kladno Athletics Meet | Mohammad Anas breaks personal record to qualify for World Championships

Mohammad Anas broke his own national record in the men's 400m event to win the gold medal and consequently qualify for the World Championships alongside Hima Das. India also bagged six gold medals, three silver medals, and one bronze medal in another competition held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
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newsathletics6 days ago

Kladno Memorial Athletics Meet | Hima Das clinches third gold medal in 11 days

India’s ace sprinter Hima Das continued her terrific run as she won her third gold medal in just two weeks after she finished with the best timing in women’s 200m event at the Kladno Memorial Athletics Meet. Javelin throwers Vipin Kasana, Abhishek Singh and Davinder Singh also finished top three.
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newsathletics9 days ago

Universiade gold medal is truly special for me, says Dutee Chand

After winning the gold medal in the 100m event at the World University Games, Dutee Chand has said that the run was a “truly special” one for her. She also called the final race of the Universiade 2019 as a “close” one because the difference between the gold and the silver medal was only one second.
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newsathletics12 days ago

Kutno Athletics Meet | Hima Das, Muhammed Anas win gold medals in 200m event

India’s ace athletes Hima Das and Muhammed Anas clinched the gold medal at the Kutno Athletics Meet in Poland on Sunday in their respective categories of the 200m event. While Hima Das clocked 23.97 seconds to finish first, Muhammed Anas finished his in 21.18 seconds to win it comprehensively.
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newsathletics14 days ago

Lausanne Diamond League | Annu Rani finishes seventh in javelin throw

Indian javelin thrower Annu Rani finished at the seventh position in the prestigious IAAF Diamond League athletics competition in Lausanne, Switzerland. The Indian, with her best throw of only 59.35m, had to remain content with the seventh-place finish at the event in Switzerland.
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newsathletics15 days ago

Reports | M Sreeshankar to travel for international athletic meets without coach S Murali

Long jumper M Sreeshankar’s dad-cum-coach S Murali will not be accompanying him to athletic meets at Almaty and Bishkesh due to limitations on number of personnel allowed to travel. He will instead be travelling with coach Bibu Mathew even though he is pending investigation by the SAI and NADA.
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newsathletics17 days ago

Reports : Athletes escape AFI camp to evade doping tests

Many top athletes, which included one noted international name, have reportedly escaped the Athletics Federation of India national camp after NADA doping control officers came for random tests. It was also reported that the random test was caused by Asiad winner Gomathi M’s failed dope tests.
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