newsathletics16 hours ago

Hima Das is progressing in the right direction, says AFI performance director

Athletics Federation of India (AFI) Performance Director Volker Herrmann has opined that star sprinter Hima Das is close to reaching her peak fitness levels. Since the start of July, Das has won a total of five races - four in 200m and one in 400m event - in Poland and the Czech Republic.
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newsathletics2 days ago

Hima Das bags yet another gold by winning the 400-metre event in Czech Republic

Hima Das’ golden patch of form continues as she made a comeback in her specialist category in some fashion by finishing first by quite some distance and recording her season-best timing. This was her fifth gold medal in the month, whereas four other Indians secured medals in various events.
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newsathletics3 days ago

India’s mixed relay silver medal in 2018 Asian games to be upgraded following ban on Bahrain athlete

India will be awarded the gold medal for the mixed relay race in the Asian games last year after Bahrain athlete Kemi Adekoya, who was a part of the winning Bahrain team, failed a dope test. The athlete’s results for a period of three months have been scrapped and she has been given a four year ban.
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newsathletics3 days ago

The Athletics Federation of India threaten suspension if two or more age fraud cases are reported

The Athletics Federation India (AFI) have threatened to suspend the secretary of any state federation which has two or more overage athletes in a year. Former WC bronze medalist Anju Bobby George has also added that age-fudging is a serious issue that needs to be addressed immediately.
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newsathletics4 days 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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newsathletics4 days 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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newsathletics7 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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newsathletics9 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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newsathletics9 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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newsathletics12 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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