newsathletics2 days ago

World Anti-Doping Agency suspends NADA for six months ahead of Tokyo Olympics

In a massive blow to India’s Olympics preparation, the World Anti-Doping Agency has suspended the accreditation of India’s National Dope Testing Laboratory for six months. The agency could appeal to the CAS but could also see their ban extend if they fail to address the non-conformities highlighted.
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newsathletics2 days ago

I feel I will qualify for the Olympics this year, claims Dutee Chand

Dutee Chand has expressed confidence of qualifying for the upcoming Olympics stating that she is positive her labour will bear sweet fruits for her. She went on to discuss her experience having come out as an openly gay athlete and also about her success in the recent World University Games.
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newsathletics4 days ago

Sports minister Kiren Rijju backs Madhya Pradesh sprinter Rameshwar Gurjar to come through

Sports minister Kiren Rijju has offered his full support to barefoot Madhya Pradesh sprinter - Rameshwar Gurjar - who is touted as the next big thing amongst young Indian athletes. Earlier, Gurjar's went viral after a video of him completing a 100m sprint within 11 seconds blew up on social media.
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newsathletics6 days ago

Hima Das, Mohammad Anas win gold medals in Czech Republic

Hima Das and Mohammad Anas continued their winning streak on the international stage as they clinched the gold medal at the Athleticky Mitink Reiter event, in the Czech Republic. This was Hima Das' sixth gold medal in Europe since July 2, although the competition has been mediocre.
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newsathletics8 days ago

Dutee Chand clinches 100 meter gold at Indian Grand Prix

Dutee Chand added another win to her tally as she finished at the first place at the Indian Grand Prix in 100 meter category on Friday. The event was almost cancelled considering the absence of most of the major athletes due to national camps but some prominent names are participating now.
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newsathletics9 days ago

Avinash Sable to request SAI for funds to train in USA post World Championships

Avinash Sable has stated that he wants to travel abroad for his preparations for the Tokyo Olympics after the upcoming World Championships in September. He further stated that he is feeling good about his form and will be trying his best to qualify for the Olympics in the inter-state championships.
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newsathletics11 days ago

PT Usha appointed in Athletes Commission of Asian Athletics Association

India track legend PT Usha has been appointed among one of the six members of the Athletes Commission of Asian Athletics Association for her brilliant achievements at the continental stage. The AAA Athletes Commission would be headed by 1992 Olympics gold medallist Andrey Abduvaliyev.
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newsathletics13 days ago

Long exam breaks could hurt Hima Das’ World Championship chances, reveals coach

Deputy chief coach Radhakrishnan Nair has revealed that Hima Das’ long 45-day break stretching across and February and March could inflict damage her chances of qualifying for the World Championships. Not up to the highest level at the moment, Das has time until September 6 to prepare herself.
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newsathletics15 days ago

Dutee Chand granted visa to travel to Europe

Dutee Chand has been granted a visa to travel to Europe and participate in a couple of races as she aims to qualify for the upcoming World Athletics Championships. The Indian sprinter recorded a personal best and national record timing of 11.26 seconds in the women's 100m category.
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newsathletics16 days ago

Dutte Chand could miss crucial tournament after applying late for visa

Dutee Chand could see her chances of qualifying in the Tokyo Olympics further shrink after her late application for visa for Ireland and Germany could see her not getting the permission in time. AFI sources also revealed that Dutee needs these competitions to improve her ranking before Olympics.
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