newsathletics2 days ago

Usain Bolt shocked by the death of 'very close friend' Germaine Mason

Germaine Mason lost his life in a motor crash in Jamaica and sprint king Usain Bolt who was also caught up in the pile-up is in shock at the loss Mason who was a very close friend of Bolt. 34- year old Mason won the silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in the high jump event.
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newsathletics25 days ago

Anju Bobby George starts bid to reclaim the Olympic Medal she was 'robbed' of

Anju Bobby George along with Australia's Bronwyn Thompson and Britain’s Jade Johnson have started their bid to reclaim the Olympic medals that they believe were ‘robbed’ from them by "dope cheats" at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. Anju had finished sixth in the finals of the long jump event in 2014.
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newsathletics2 months ago

Manish Rawat axed from team for non-participation in Nationals

Olympian race walkers Manish Singh Rawat and Khushbir Kaur have been axed from the Indian Race Walking team for the upcoming Asian Race Walking Championships. The move comes after they opted out of the 20km event of the Max Bupa National Championships without informing anyone.
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newsathletics2 months ago

Sandeep Kumar, Irfan KT, and Priyanka claim gold at the Max Bupa racewalking championships

The opening day of the Max Bupa race walking Championships was full of excitement with the favorites struggling to impose themselves, red cards aplenty and a photo-finish in the 20 km event. Eventually, it was Sandeep Kumar, Irfan KT, and Priyanka who came away with the wins.
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newsathletics2 months ago

Max Bupa National Racewalking Championship preview

The fourth annual racewalking Championship will kick off in New Delhi tomorrow, February 18, and the very best that India have to offer will fight it out to claim bragging rights. For the first time in the tournament's short history, Max Bupa have come forward to support and sponsor the event.
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newsathletics2 months ago

We have already started preparing for the next two Olympics : Indian Racewalking coach Artsybashev

India's Russian racewalking coach Alexander Artsybashev has said that the Indian contingent is not just preparing for the 2017 World Championships but for the 2020 Tokyo and 2024 Los Angeles Olympics. Assistant Coach Ajay Rathi also explained how Indian athletics had come a long way since 2010.
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newsathletics2 months ago

Sandeep Kumar : My entire focus is to get a medal for India

Sandeep Kumar may not be one of the most popular names in Indian athletics but there are very few who possess as much desire and motivation to make their country proud as the 30-year-old. He narrowly missed out on a place on the podium in the 2014 Incheon Asian Games coming in 4th in the 50km event.
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newsathletics2 months ago

Manish Singh Rawat : I have walked 7 km every day since my childhood

Manish Rawat did not carry the burden of a billion expectations when he went to Rio, but he finished a creditable 13th just about 100 seconds away from a medal. Rawat, who has faced countless hardships along the way, however, has vowed to bring India an Olympic medal before he hangs his boots.
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featureathletics2 months ago

Irfan KT : I still can’t believe I finished 10th at the Olympics

Irfan Kolothum Thodi is one of the very best that India have offered in the field of Racewalking. The 27-year-old managed to finish 10th at the 2012 London Games, which could have been better had he not received two penalties near the end when he was at the fifth place.
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featureathletics3 months ago

From Egypt to Rio - Tracing the steps of racewalking

When I told a friend that I was planning to write an article about race walking, not only did it take him a second to realize what the sport is but he went on to call it the race with the funny walk.
Faizan Qadiri