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Commonwealth Games Federation CEO likely to keep shooting out of CWG 2022

Even after prolonged tensions concerning Indian Olympic Associations’ threat to pull out of the Commonwealth Games 2022, the CGF CEO would most likely keep shooting out of the Games. The decision would be conveyed to Indian Olympic Association chief Narinder Batra in Thursday's meeting.
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newsathleticsa month ago

World Para Athletics C’ships 2019 | Gurjar defends javelin title, seals 2020 Paralympics spots

India’s star para javelin thrower Sundar Singh Gurjar became the first Indian to clinch two consecutive World Championships medals after he won the yellow metal on Sunday, thereby sealing a spot for Paralympics spot. India now have two gold, one silver, and a bronze medal from the Championships.
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newsathleticsa month ago

Reports | IOA refuses to confine NSF office-bearers’ age-limit to 70

The Indian Olympic Association has refused the draft suggestion that a member of the National Sports Federation would stand ‘disqualified’ after he/she reached the age of 70. The association has cited the differing structure of them and International Olympic Committee while stating their decision.
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Sandeep Chaudhary, Sumit Antil smash world records at World Para Athletics Championships

Indian duo of Sandeep Chaudhary and Sumit created world records on way to their gold and silver medals respectively in the F64 javelin event of the World Para Athletics Championships on Friday. Ukraine's Roman Novak bagged the bronze medal as the F44 and F64 categories were combined into one event.
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newsathleticsa month ago

Ravi Kumar and four others banned by NADA for doping violations

The National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) has slammed a four-year ban on Ravi Kumar Katulu and four other athletes — Purnima Pandey, Dharam Raj Yadav, Sanjeet, and Gurmail Singh — for doping. With the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo just nine months away, the development is an embarrassment to the nation.
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newsathleticsa month ago

Anandan Gunasekaran eyes good show in 2020 Tokyo Paralympics

After winning three gold medals in the 100m, 200m, and 400m races at the Military World Games, Anandan Gunasekaran has said that his next target is to bring glory for the country in the Tokyo Paralympics. Gunasekaran has also talked about him using the blade to run in various events.
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newsathletics2 months ago

World Military Games | KT Irfan misses out on medal, finishes fourth in race walk

Olympian KT Irfan missed out on a bronze medal at the ongoing 7th Military World Games in Wuhan, China after finishing fourth in the 20 km race walk event on Friday by clocking 1:25:09s. Irfan holds the national record for the 20 km race walk event which he made at the 2012 London Olympics.
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newsathletics2 months ago

World Military Games | Aneesh Kumar, Virender grab gold in shot put

Indian para-athletes Aneesh Kumar Surendran Pillai and Virender dominated the shot put events as they claimed gold medals in the disabled men’s IF1 and IF5 categories respectively at the ongoing World Military Games. On the other hand, boxer Deepak made it to the light-weight semi-finals.
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newsathletics2 months ago

World Military Games | Anandan Gunasekaran claims twin gold medals in athletics

Indian para-athlete Anandan Gunasekaran grabbed two gold medals in the disabled men’s 100m and 400m IT1 events and opened the account for India at the World Military Games in Wuhan, China. Gunasekaran, first, won the 100m gold by clocking 12.00 seconds and then went on to win the 400m final.
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newsathletics2 months ago

Delhi Half Marathon | Winning race is good, but I wanted to get record, admits Srinu Bugatha

Although he won the Delhi Half Marathon, Srinu Bugatha admitted that he wanted the course record for Indian men set by Nitendra Rawat. Bugatha further revealed that it was his own slowing down that saw him finish in one hour, four minutes and 33 seconds, almost a minute slower than the record.
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