newsathletics6 days 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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newsathletics6 days 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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newsathletics7 days 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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newsathletics12 days 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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newsathletics12 days 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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newsathletics12 days 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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newsathletics12 days ago

Asian Para Games 2018 | India at 8th spot with 28 medals as Ekta, Narayan, Manish clinch gold

India bagged three more gold medals on the third day of the Asian Games as Ekta Bhyan and Narayan Thakur clinched the yellow metal in women’s F32/51 club throw event and men’s T35 100m dash respectively. In the men’s SH1 10m air pistol event shooter Manish Narwal earned the top spot.
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newsathletics15 days ago

I never run for medals, I always run to improve my timing, says Hima Das

India’s newest athletics sensation Hima Das has stated that her ambition when taking the track and field game is to chase timings but not medals. She believes in keeping the things simple and small by improvising self-performance and not putting herself to compare with other competitors.
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newsathletics16 days ago

Jithin Paul offered respite after WADA to opt against appealing NADA verdict

Indian 400m hurdler, Jithin Paul, will now be able to focus on his training after WADA has decided not to contest the verdict of the National Anti-Doping Agency that cleared him of doping charges recently. Paul was charged with the possession of Meldonium in his room in NIS Patiala in April 2017.
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newsathletics17 days ago

“Nervous” Swapna Barman vouches to rise up to people’s expectations

Swapna Barman has revealed that the Asian Games medal has changed her life and people’s expectations have also risen drastically. However, she tries to keep her zen and composure and asked for people’s blessing so as to become successful in winning an Olympic medal for the country.
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