newsathletics5 days 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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newsathleticsa month ago

AFI mulling to open Indian Grand Prix for international athletes in 2020

With many top-level athletes in India not participating in the Indian Grand Prix series this year, the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) may open up the event for international players next year. AFI secretary CK Valson has stated that the standard of the competition will go up with this move.
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newsathletics3 months ago

Things take time to happen in big country like India, unlike Germany, says Neeraj Chopra

Ace javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has tried playing down his coach Uwe Hown’s anxious reaction to the delay in clearing Chopra’s training programme abroad. A large number of felicitation programmes in India has hampered Chopra’s training has led them to ask the government to sanction a tour abroad.
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newsathletics4 months ago

Reports : Hima Das’ future performances to be monitored closely by NADA

India’s sprinting ace Hima Das has been reportedly put in the 'Registered Testing Pool' by NADA where the 18-year-old would have to give frequent testing regardless of competitions. The body stated that the move was taken to prevent Hima from any possible use of performance-enhancing drugs.
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newsathletics6 months ago

I don’t think of crossing any mark while throwing, reveals Neeraj Chopra

CWG and Asiad javelin throw gold medalist Neeraj Chopra has revealed that he doesn’t think about crossing any mark while throwing, stating that it is part of the mental process. The national record holder also said that his next target would be the World Championships scheduled for 2019 in Doha.
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newsathletics7 months ago

IAAF Continental Cup | Arpinder Singh bags bronze; becomes first Indian to achieve feat

Arpinder Singh has become the first Indian to win a medal at the IAAF Continental Cup after he clinched the bronze in Men's Triple Jump event. Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, however, wasn't able to continue his recent success as he finished sixth at the Championship in the Czech Republic.
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newsathletics7 months ago

Asian Games | Sports always teaches us to unite people, says Neeraj Chopra

After winning the historic gold medal at the Asian Games, Neeraj Chopra has mentioned that sports always teaches to unite people. He also stated that he was consumed by the national anthem so much that he didn't even realise being surrounded by Pakistan and China athletes during the medal ceremony.
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newsathletics7 months ago

Asian Games 2018 | It is a great honour for me to lead the Indian contingent , says Neeraj Chopra

Indian javelin thrower, Neeraj Chopra has stated that it is one of the greatest honours for him to lead the Indian contingent and carry the country's flag at the Asian Games 2018. He has also stated that he is well prepared and doesn't want to fall under pressure by thinking of medals.
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newsathletics8 months ago

Neeraj Chopra bags gold in Javelin throw in Sotteville Athletics meet

Neeraj Chopra, who won the gold in the Commonwealth Games in Australia earlier this year, has continued his good run with his latest feat being another gold in Sotteville Athletics meet in France. He claimed the top spot in the podium with a throw of 85.17m, ahead of second-placed Andrian Mardare.
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newsathletics8 months ago

Neeraj Chopra finishes fifth in Rabat Diamond League

Commonwealth Games gold medallist Neeraj Chopra came up with a best throw of 83.32m to finish fifth in the Javelin Throw at the Rabat Diamond League event on Friday. Magnus Kirt of Estonia finished first with a score of 89.75 while Andreas Hofman finished second with a final total of 88.58.
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