newsathletics15 hours ago

My chances are better in 800m than 1500m, believes PU Chitra

The 2017 and 2019 Asian 1500m champion PU Chitra feels that the Tokyo entry standard for 1500m is very tough and now plans to work on the 800m seriously for a Tokyo ticket. Her coach JS Bhatia believes that she could improve by a big margin in the longer race if she fulfills her potential.
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newsathletics20 hours ago

I struggled to perform in Doha because I couldn’t adapt to the heat there, reveals Dutee Chand

Star Indian sprinter Dutee Chand admitted, on Tuesday, that the reason she performed poorly at the World Championships was that she couldn’t adapt well to the heat in Doha. However, she credited her record-breaking performance at the national level to her preparations for the world event. 
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newsathletics3 days ago

Neeraj Chopra, Hima Das named among national campers for period leading up to 2020 Olympics

Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra and teenage quarter-miler Hima Das appeared among the list of national campers named by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) for the period up to the Tokyo Olympics next year. Dutee Chand has been named as part of the nine-member 4x100m relay team.
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newsathletics3 days ago

National Open Athletics | Dutee Chand, PU Chitra close season with 200m, 800m titles

Dutee Chand completed a sprint double by adding the 200m gold to her 100m title while PU Chitra added the women’s 800m crown to her 1500m title at the National Open Athletics Championships in Ranchi on Sunday. Dutee Chand was adjudged the best athlete in the women’s category.
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newsathletics4 days ago

National Open Athletics C’ships | Noah Nirmal Tom and VK Vismaya win 400m titles

Noah Nirmal Tom and VK Vismaya have won the men’s and women’s 400m titles respectively at the ongoing National Open Athletics Championships in Ranchi. In men’s shot put event, Tajinderpal Singh Toor broke his own national record that he had registered during the Asian Games last year.
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newsathletics5 days ago

National Open Athletics | Dutee Chand betters her own 100m national record en route to title

Indian sprinter Dutee Chand bettered her own national record in the women’s 100m semifinals at the 59th National Open Athletics Championships in Ranchi on Friday, clocking 11.22 seconds. MP Jabir created the men’s 400m hurdles meet record in the final with a timing of 49.41 seconds.
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newsathletics6 days ago

Need to improve my speed and capacity to qualify for Olympics, says Jinson Johnson

After having crashed out in the 1500m first-round heats at the World Athletics Championships, Jinson Johnson has admitted that he needs more speed and capacity to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. The Army athlete will be running in the World Military Games in Wuhan, China next week.
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newsathletics6 days ago

National Open Athletics Championships | Annu Rani clinches gold in javelin throw

Annu Rani has clinched a gold medal in the women’s javelin throw final at the 59th National Open Athletics Championships in Ranchi on Thursday. Rani registered a distance of 58.60m while her teammate from Indian Railways Sharmila Kumari got to 53.28m and bagged the silver medal.
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newsathletics7 days ago

Indian sprinter Nirmala Sheoran gets four-year ban for failing dope test

Nirmala Sheoran has been stripped of her two Asian Championships gold medals and was banned for four years by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) which manages track and field doping cases. She was tested positive for the steroids drostanolone and metenolone at a competition back home in June 2018.
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newsathletics7 days ago

Athletics Federation of India asks Neeraj Chopra to pull out of nationals

Fearing that the star javeline thrower would further exacerbate his injury, the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has asked Neeraj Chopra to pull out of the upcoming National Open Athletics meet. The athlete, sideline for a year with elbow injury, had to skip the World Championships in Doha.
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