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Jisna Mathew wins India second medal at Asian Junior Athletics Championships

19-year-old Jisna Mathew secured the second gold medal of the Asian Junior Athletics Championships in Japan after winning the Women’s 400m event with a winning time of 53.26. Apart from Mathew, other Indian athletes were able to add an additional five other bronze medals to the tally.
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newsathletics2 months ago

Gurindervir Singh sets new national junior 100m record

Asian youth title winner Gurindervir Singh set a new national record in the boys 100m final of the Sri Krishna Institutions 16th Federation Cup National junior athletics championship at the Nehru Stadium. Singh recorded a time of 10.47s which was a 0.10s improvement from the previous record.
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newsathletics2 months ago

AFI orders Muhammed Anas to train in national camp ahead of Asiad

The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has asked sprinter Muhammed Anas to train in the national camp ahead of the Asian Games despite the player’s willingness to train with his personal coach. The athlete from Kerala had created headlines in CWG after finishing fourth in the 400m final event.
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newsathletics2 months ago

CWG 2018 | India appeals against CWG’s decision on race walker KT Irfan

Athletics Federation of India(AFI) lodged a formal complaint with the Commonwealth Games Federation (CWG) on Monday clarifying race walker KT Irfan is not guilty. After the incident, he was not allowed to participate for violating the No-needle policy inside the Games village in Gold Coast.
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newsathletics2 months ago

VIDEO | Zharnel Hughes stripped off his Gold medal after taking a lap of honour

One of the greatest tragedies of life is when your chest-thumping pride is replaced with a walk of shame with the entire world watching. Zharnel Hughes learnt that the hard way as, after the review confirmed that he intentionally tried to block Jereem Richards, he was stripped of the gold medal.
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newsathletics3 months ago

CWG 2018 | AFI fails to register names of two jumpers leaving their participation in doubt

The participation of jumpers M Sreeshankar and Siddharth Yadav is in doubt for the upcoming CWG after AFI failed to register their names. AFI secretary CK Valson admitted that they have written the Gold Coast organizing committee to try and include some more names on the final list of the athletes.
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newsathletics3 months ago

CWG 2018 | Indian gymnastics team remain unsure about their participation

The Indian gymnasts have been practicing for the last three months, but none of them has received their games kit yet, which has put their CWG participation in doubt. What’s worse is that the Gymnastics Federation of India is yet to recruit a coach for the team which has been working hard.
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newsathletics3 months ago

AFI clueless about discus thrower Seema Punia’s whereabouts ahead of CWG

Barely two weeks to go before the Commonwealth Games start and the Athletics Federation of India is still clueless about the whereabouts of discus thrower Seema Punia. The federation has also revealed that they hadn’t given the three-time CWG medalist permission to train on her own.
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newsathletics3 months ago

World Para Athletics Grand Prix: Deepa Malik seals Asian top spot in discus throw

Inspirational Indian para-athlete Deepa Malik has sealed the top spot in the discus Asia Ranking 53 category and second place in the Asian Games. With this superb effort, the inspirational 47-year old has qualified for the 2018 Asian Para Games to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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newsathletics3 months ago

AFI announce a 31-member list for upcoming Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast

The Athletic Federation of India has revealed a 31-member list for the upcoming Commonwealth Games to be held in Gold Coast, Australia, which is scheduled start in April. The AFI committee met in Patiala, on Thursday, following the end of the four-day Federation Cup which was the final trials event.
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