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Asian Athletics Championships | India’s medal tally will be something like 20, believes Bahadur Singh

Chief national athletics coach Bahadur Singh is of the belief that India will claim something around 20 medals in the Asian Athletics Championships starting from tomorrow in Doha, Qatar. However, Bahadur has also said not to ask him particularly about the gold medals in the 23rd Asian Championships.
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newsathletics2 days ago

Asian Athletics Championships | Davinder Singh Kang to represent India in javelin throw

After being cleared of doping charges, javelin thrower Davinder Singh Kang has made it to the Indian contingent for the upcoming 23rd Asian Athletics Championships to be held in Doha, Qatar. The other Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra had earlier pulled out of the championships due to an injury.
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newsathletics4 days ago

Neeraj Chopra likely to miss Doha Asian Championship with injury, reveals Uwe Hohn

India’s star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra will likely miss his upcoming 2019 Asian Championship with bruises on his elbow, revealed the chief national coach Uwe Hohn. Hohn also added that the Indian star thrower might get exempted from the Diamond league, which is scheduled in May and June.
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newsathletics6 days ago

Asian Athletics Championships | Want to better last edition’s results, says Dutee Chand

After the Indian women’s 4x100m relay team qualified for the upcoming 23rd Asian Athletics Championships to be held in Doha this month, Dutee Chand has said that she has an aim of improving the result from the previous edition. The team clocked 44.12s in the confirmatory trails on Saturday.
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newsathletics6 days ago

Neeraj Chopra to not take part in Asian Athletics Championships

Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra will not participate in the 23rd Asian Athletics Championships scheduled to be held in Doha, Qatar this month due to an injury. Chopra had won a gold medal in the last edition of the Championships which was played in Bhubaneswar, India in 2017.
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newsathleticsa month ago

Special Olympics World Games | PM Narendra Modi congratulates athletes for incredible achievement

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to congratulate the participating athletes in the Special Olympics World Games after they returned home with as many as 368 medals. The Indian contingent, which had 284 athletes, managed to win 85 gold medals and 154 silver medals across various events.
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newsathleticsa month ago

Reports | Middle-distance runner Tintu Luka to hang up her boots soon

Ace middle-distance runner, Tintu Luka, has reportedly decided to end her career as part of the Indian field and athletics team after competing for almost ten years. The 29-year-old won silver and bronze in 800m at the Incheon & Guangzhou Asian Games, along with a gold in the 4x400m relay team.
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newsathleticsa month ago

AFI under fire after high jumper Tejaswin Shankar objects to President’s comment

The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) President continued to face flak for leaving high-jumper Tejaswin Shankar out of Asian Championships squad. Though the final squad is yet to be confirmed, the likes of Kamalpreet Kaur, Praveen Chithravel, Dutee Chand, Hima Das are likely to make the cut.
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newsathleticsa month 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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newsathleticsa month 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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