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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newsathletics2 months ago

IAAF World Relays | India fail to qualify for the final

India’s women’s relay team finished a terrible 18th in the 21-team field while the men’s team ended 17th in the 17-team field, thereby failing to qualify for Doha World Championships, where the top 10 qualifies. Hima Das participated in the women’s team amidst all injury fears but to no avail.
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newsathletics2 months ago

Reports | Hima Das may not take part in World Relays due to spondylitis

According to The Indian Express, Hima Das may not take part in the IAAF World Relays starting this Saturday in Yokohama after she was diagnosed with spondylitis of the lumbar vertebrae. According to reports, this will require Das to go through a period of rest, rehabilitation along with medication.
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reportathletics3 months ago

Asian Athletics Championships | PU Chitra clinches gold in 1500m race on final day

PU Chitra has claimed a gold for India in the 1500m at the ongoing 23rd edition of the Asian Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, where India finished with a total of 17 medals. Ajay Kumar Saroj and women’s 4X400 relay team bagged silver medals while Dutee Chand clinched a bronze in 200m race.
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newsathletics3 months ago

Asian Athletics Championships | India start campaign with five medals on opening day

Indian started their campaign with five medals on the opening day of Asian Athletics Championship as winning three bronze and two silver medals. Odisha’s Dutee Chand smashed her own record to qualify for the semis with the biggest disappointment being Hima Das, who retired with back spasms.
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newsathletics3 months ago

Asian Athletics Championships | Dutee Chand sets new national record in women’s 100m event

India sprinter Dutee Chand broke her own national record as she recorded a timing of 11.28 seconds to qualify for the semi-finals of the Asian Athletics Championships in Doha on Sunday. Meanwhile, Hima Das failed to make the semis as she suffered a severe back cramp in the 400m heats.
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newsathletics4 months 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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newsathletics4 months 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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newsathletics4 months ago

Federation Cup | Avinash Sable, Swapna Barman and others pass the qualifying mark for Asian Championship; Hima Das misses out

Athletes Avinash Sable, Swapna Barman, Jinson Johnson, Rajiv Arokia and others have cleared the qualifying mark for the Asian Championship during the Federation Cup in Patiala. However, sprinter Hima Das, who clinched a gold in 400m, missed out closely from making it to the Asian Championship.
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