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Folksam Grand Prix | PU Chitra wins gold in 1500m, Jinson Johnson settles for silver

Indian athlete PU Chitra has bagged a gold medal in the women's 1500m race at the Folksam Grand Prix in Sollentuna, Sweden on Tuesday. On the other hand, Jinson Johnson managed to finish second in the men’s 1500m race after failing to overtake local athlete Andreas Almgren in the final.
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newsathleticsa day ago

Inter-state National Athletics Championships shifted to Lucknow

The 59th Inter-State Senior National Athletics Championships, which was earlier scheduled to be held in Kolkata, has now been moved to Lucknow. The Championships will now be held in the capital city of Uttar Pradesh from August 27 to 30 instead of mid-July as it was supposed to be earlier.
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newsathletics5 days ago

Shivpal Singh finishes eighth on Diamond League debut

Indian javelin thrower Shivpal Singh has finished eighth in his maiden appearance at the prestigious Diamond League athletics competition in Oslo, Norway.  With his best effort of 80.87 in the javelin throw event, the Indian could manage only an eighth position in the competition.
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newsathletics5 days 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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newsathletics7 days ago

I’m shocked by Arpinder Singh’s performance, says Bedros Bedrosian

Arpinder Singh finished eighth in the Classic Permit Meeting de Montreuil, as he got to a distance of just 15.78m, which is way less than his personal best of 17.17m. The Indian national coach Bedros Bedrosian has said that he is “shocked” with this performance by the triple jumper.
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newsathletics10 days ago

Sandeep Chaudhary, Suman break world records in World Para Athletics Grand Prix

Indian para-athletes Sandeep Chaudhary, Suman have broken world records in javelin throw in their respective categories at the ongoing World Para Athletics Grand Prix in Grosseto, Italy. After winning gold medal, Chaudhary has also earned a qualification for the Tokyo Paralympics.
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newsathletics16 days ago

AFI postpones inter-state championships after coaches raise concern over IAAF Worlds

The Athletic Federation of India has decided to postpone the National Inter-State Athletics Championships after coaches raised the concern of preparation for the IAAF World Championships. Another reason was also West Bengal Athletics Association's inability to host the event in that period.
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newsathletics16 days ago

Ananya Garikipati becomes first Indian rhythmic gymnast to win gold, silver medals in Moscow

16-year-old Ananya Garikipati had a terrific outing in Moscow in the two-week long gymnastic competitions as she raised the Indian flag in Moscow by winning a gold and a silver medal. While she won the gold for her all-round performance, the silver medal was for Miss Championship title in Salut Cup.
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newsathletics18 days ago

Inter-state National Athletics Meet delayed after West Bengal backed out

The Inter-state National Athletics Meet will be postponed after West Bengal has backed out citing issues with hosting the event in Kolkata. The national meet is Athletic Federation of India (AFI)’s main qualification event for the World Athletics Championships, Doha which will be held in September.
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newsathletics19 days ago

AFI appoints Neeraj Chopra as city captain for IAAF Run 24-1

After a successful first edition last year at the International Association of Athletics Federations’ Global Run Delhi 24-1, the Athletic Federation of India has named ace javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra as their city captain. In the last edition, quarter-miler Paramjit Singh was named the skipper.
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