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newsathletics2 days ago

Tokyo gold medalist Neeraj Chopra to start training soon for 2022 season

Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Neeraj Chopra is all set to get back to training, and prepare for the upcoming tournaments, which include the Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, and the World Championship. The national camp will begin on October 15, and as many as 148 athletes will be part of it.
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newsathletics5 days ago

Sprinter Hima Das tests positive for Covid-19 after return from injury

India's star sprinter Hima Das has tested positive for Covid-19, upon reaching NIS Patiala, for the national camp starting this month. This is yet another setback for the youngster, who had missed the bus to Tokyo Olympics due to a hamstring injury she picked up at a qualifying event in June.
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newsathletics5 days ago

National Open 400m Championships 2021 | Ayush Dabas secure gold medal in men's 400m event

Indian athlete Ayush Dabas claimed a gold medal in the men’s sprint at the 2021 National Open 400m Championships, in New Delhi. In the women’s field, Vandana Sharma claimed top honours in the women’s 400m event, with her clocking 55.01 seconds for the distance covered.
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newsathletics6 days ago

Boston Marathon 2021 | India's Nitendra Singh Rawat finishes 31st

In the 125th edition of the Boston Marathon, India's Nitendra Singh Rawat came up with a sparkling performance. Even though he finished 31st from a roster of 45 runners, he did create an Indian record at the event -- 2:22:01s -- by surpassing Anubhav Karmakar's timing of 2:46:34s.
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newsathletics8 days ago

Rio Olympian Nitendra Singh Rawat to participate in Boston Marathon 2021

India marathoner and Olympian Nitendra Singh Rawat will be participating in the 125th edition of the Boston Marathon 2021, on Monday. Rawat, who had qualified for the 2016 Olympics, will be participating in his first race since New Delhi Marathon in March, where he had finished second.
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newsathletics9 days ago

Cut off my long hair as it was hampering my concentration, reveals Neeraj Chopra

Neeraj Chopra recently revealed that he chopped off his long hair just ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as it constantly kept falling on his eyes and it hampered his concentration. The track and field athlete claimed a gold medal with a throw of 87.58m at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
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newsathletics10 days ago

Neeraj Chopra keen to continue partnership with coach Klaus Bartonietz

In a recent media event, star Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra made it clear that he would like to continue training under German coach Klaus Bartonietz, till the Paris 2024 Games. Chopra had started training with him in 2019, prior to which the Indian was training under legendary Uwe Hohn.
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newsathletics16 days ago

Nurturing pole vaulters the 'Indian' way

The USA's Christopher Nielsen had failed to cross the 6.02m barrier in his final attempt in the men's pole vault final at the Tokyo Olympics, which meant the world record holder Armand Duplantis had secured the gold with a jump still to go.
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newsathletics20 days ago

U-23 National Athletics Championship | Adesh Yadav and Komal Jagdale take 5000m titles on opening day

In the inaugural U-23 National Athletics Championship, it was Maharasthra sprinters who made hay and pocketed two gold medals on the opening day of the competition. Adesh Yadav and Komal Jagdale went on to win the 5000m event in the men's and women's sections respectively, with personal bests.
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newsathletics21 days ago

AFI president opens up on javelin coach Uwe Hohn sacking, says athletes didn't want to train with him

Javelin coach Uwe Hohn was sacked from the position after the Tokyo Olympics, as other Indian throwers - Annu Rani and Shivpal - failed to make an impact in the Games. AFI president Adille Sumariwala has opened up about the whole issue and said that the sacking was purely on non-performance.
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