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Indian Grand Prix 2021 | Neeraj Chopra battles wind to shatter his national record at Indian Grand Prix

Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra shattered his national record to script a new one with a throw of 88.07m during the third Indian Grand Prix. One of India’s brightest medal prospects, the athlete has already qualified for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics last year during an event in South Africa
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newsathletics9 days ago

Hima Das inducted as Deputy Superintendent of Assam Police

Indian athlete Hima Das has been inducted as Deputy Superintendent of Assam Police, with Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal also in attendance to grace the occasion. The ‘Dhing Express’ claimed three medals during the 2018 Asian Games, in Jakarta, including two top-podium finishes.
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newsathletics12 days ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Focus on going past the Olympic qualification mark, asserts Murali Sreeshankar

India’s national record holder in long jump Murali Sreeshankar is aiming to go past the Olympic qualification mark in the second leg of the one-day Indian Grand Prix Meet, at the National Institute of Sports, in Patiala this Thursday. The qualification mark for the Tokyo Olympic Games is 8.22m.
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newsathletics14 days ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Like to take part in good quality competitions abroad as preparations, asserts Jinson Johnson

Indian middle-distance runner Jinson Johnson wants to participate in good quality competitions abroad as a part of his preparations for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. The Kerala-based runner is a 2018 Asian Games gold medallist in the men’s 1500m event and silver medallist in the men’s 800m event.
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newsathletics20 days ago

Dutee Chand confirms in season's first Indian Grand Prix

Asian Games silver medallist Dutee Chand will take part in the season’s first Indian Grand Prix at the National Institute of Sports, in Patiala on February 18. National record holder in the men’s 100m event – Amiya Kumar Mallick will also feature in the event as per the latest reports.
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newsathletics23 days ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Would be good if athletes get vaccinated before Games, asserts Neeraj Chopra

Neeraj Chopra - one of India’s primary medal prospects in the upcoming 2021 Tokyo Olympics has stated that it would be good if the athletes can get vaccinated for Covid-19 before the mega event kicks-off. The Sports Minister has already announced that the athletes would be vaccinated on priority.
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newsathletics6 months ago

Arjuna Award has come at the right time, claims Dutee Chand

India’s ace sprinter Dutee Chand won will receive the Arjuna Award this year and she feels that the timing couldn’t have been any better with the Tokyo Olympics less than a year away. The sprinter is geared up for a second consecutive appearance at the Games, having featured in Rio, back in 2016.
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newsathletics7 months ago

India's mixed team relay event Silver medal at 2018 Asian Games upgraded to Gold

India’s Silver medal win at the mixed team 4*400 relay event of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta has been upgraded to Gold after the original winners Bahrain was disqualified owing to a dope ban on one of its runners. Anu Raghavan was also upgraded to Bronze in her 400m hurdles event.
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newsathletics8 months ago

Dutee Chand wants to sell her car to fund training for Tokyo Olympics because of COVID-19 pandemic

Indian sprinter Dutee Chand wants to sell her luxurious car to fund her training for the upcoming 2021 Tokyo Olympics. The Covid-19 outbreak put an abrupt halt to sports activities in the country while also pushing the Olympics by a year, with sponsorships are no longer in place to help athletes.
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newsathletics8 months ago

Not worried about Olympic qualifications, praying for the pandemic to end soon, reveals Hima Das

Hima Das has confessed that she isn't worried about Olympic qualifications right now as it will only create tension, with her praying for the pandemic to end. The Athletics Federation of India has suspended all national events until September, while the athletics season starts in December.
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