newsathletics3 months 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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newsathletics4 months ago

Dutee Chand, M Sreeshankar to compete in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan

Indian ace women athletes Dutee Chand and long jumper M Sreeshankar were among the athletes who were named as participants for international competitions in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan in July. The competitions are G Kossanov Memorial in Kazakhstan and Tatyana Kolpakova in Bishkek Kyrgyzstan.
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newsathletics4 months ago

100 metres is a technical event, so you have to focus on every detail, says Dutee Chand

Dutee Chand has stressed on the importance of focusing on technical details in 100 metres events of athletics. Chand is currently preparing for the World University Games to be held in Italy this year and will now approach new union sports minister Kiren Rijiju for her inclusion in TOP scheme.
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newsathletics9 months ago

Reports | Asian Games champion tests positive for steroid, Anu Raghavan set to bag bronze

Indian athlete Anu Raghavan will get the Asiad bronze after champion Kemi Adekoya was tested positive for the intake of an anabolic steroid. Adekoya had finished in the 400m hurdles at the Asiad last year where Raghavan had finished fourth with a timing of 56.92s and stayed out of the podium. 
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newsathleticsa year 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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newsathleticsa year ago

Triple jumper Arpinder Singh sets his eyes on Tokyo Olympics

After his recent success at the Asian Games and IAAF Continental Cup, Indian triple jumper Arpinder Singh has stated that his major target now is winning a medal at the 2020 Olympics. The Indian athlete also mentioned that he had no clue about the triple jump before taking up the sport.
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newsathleticsa year ago

Swapna Barman to get customised Adidas shoes for her 12-toed feet

Asian Games gold medalist, Swapna Barman will be getting especially-designed footwear from Adidas for her 12-toed feet, as soon as SAI ties up with the sporting giants. Swapna’s issue came into focus only after she went on to win a gold medal in heptathlon at the Asian Games in Jakarta last month.
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newsathleticsa year ago

I will have to work harder to improve my timing, says Hima Das

Indian athlete Hima Das has revealed that she has to invest a lot of hard work in order to compete against the 51 athletes, who can run faster than her right now. She also praised the state government's policy of providing financial aid to the athletes as it motivates the players to perform better.
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newsathleticsa year ago

Swapna Barman refuses to comment on cash award, urges government for house in Kolkata

Heptathlete Swapna Barman refused to comment on West Bengal government's decision of awarding her Rs 10 lakh and a job in the Bengal state government for her win at the Asian Games. She rather urged the government that she wanted a house near her training base at Sports Authority of India complex.
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newsathleticsa year 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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