newsathletics13 days ago

Inderjeet Singh requests WADA to provide fair trial on his ban

Shot putter Inderjeet Singh has requested the World Anti-Doping Agency to give him a fair trial after his proceedings with the National Anti-Doping Agency dragged on for more than a year. Inderjeet was the first Indian Athlete to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics before he was felled by a dope test.
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newsathletics2 months ago

Asian Indoor Games | Govindan Lakshmanan and PU Chitra win to take India’s gold tally to three

Govindan Lakshmanan and PU Chitra clinched gold medals in their respective 5000m and 1500m races as India took their medal tally to 3 golds, 2 silvers, and 2 bronzes in the Asian Indoor Games. They are now ninth with Turkmenistan leading the table with 39 golds, 27 silvers and 18 bronzes.
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newsathletics2 months ago

Priyanka Panwar banned for 8 years for failing dope test

Priyanka Panwar, who won a gold medal in the 4x400m at the Asian Games, has tested positive for a banned performance enhancing drug for a second time which has forced National Anti Doping Agency to hand her an eight-year ban. Earlier, in 2011 she had found positive for an anabolic steroid.
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featureathletics3 months ago

Usain Bolt - the advertisement Athletics desperately needed

When a sportsman bids goodbye to his revered sport, it is only natural for the fans to revisit the edifice that he built and trace the path he took on his way to achieving sporting greatness. This serves as an attempt to seek a context which might help in defining the true impact of his career.
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newsathletics3 months ago

Olympic Task Force suggests improvements to bring about long-term athlete development

The Olympic Task Force, which was created with the sole idea of recommending improvements to enhance India's performance at Olympics, submitted its report to Sports Ministry on Friday. The report has suggested multiple ways to lay a foundation for long-term athlete development in the country.
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newsathletics3 months ago

Davinder Kang goes down in history as the first Indian to qualify for javelin throw finals

Davinder Singh Kang qualified for the javelin throw finals at the World Athletics Championship on Thursday with his throw of 84.22 m clearing the qualification mark. Meanwhile, Neeraj Chopra who was anticipated to make history bowed out of the tournament after failing to clear the mark.
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newsathletics3 months ago

India’s Junior Para Athletes clinch medals at IPC World Para Athletics Junior Championships

18-year-old Rinku Hooda claimed a silver medal in Javelin Throw F46 at the ongoing 2017 IPC World Para Athletics Junior Championships. The competition, being held for the very first time, is hosting some of the world's best junior para athletes in Nottwil, Switzerland.
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newsathletics3 months ago

Deepa Malik questions being overlooked for Khel Ratna

Deepa Malik, who became the first Indian woman to win a Paralympic medal raised a question as to why her name was not mentioned in the list of Khel Ratna recipients. Instead of Malik, awards selection committee has recommended fellow para athlete Devendra Jhajharia and hockey player Sardar Singh.
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newsathletics4 months ago

World Athletics Championships | Indians disappoint on opening day as Dutee Chand crashed out

India failed to produce a good start at the World Athletics Championships as sprinter Dutee Chand knocked out in the first round of the women's 100m event. Muhammed Anas finished 33rd in the men's 400m first round while Swapna Barman finished 27th overall out of 31 competitors in her first event.
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newsathletics4 months ago

World Athletics Championships | Usain Bolt loses to Justin Gatlin in 100m final

Usain Bolt had to be content with a bronze medal in the 100 m race at the World Athletics Championships in London after losing to Justin Gatlin in the final. Gatlin finished first in the competition to win the gold medal whereas 21-year-old Christian Coleman grabbed the silver medal.
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