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2021 Tokyo Olympics | Difficult to prepare for Games without international competitions, states Neeraj Chopra

In spite of full-throttle training at the moment, Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra feels that he needs international competition in the build-up to the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. The athlete is one of India's brightest medal prospects at the Games, which is set to start on July 23.
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newsathletics19 days ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Indian women's relay team likely to miss Olympic qualifiers

The women’s 100m squad, which was all set for qualification to the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, will miss out on the upcoming World Relays, a qualifying event, owing to the cancellation of a connected flight to Poland. The suspension of flights was due to the rising number of Covid-19 cases in India.
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newsathleticsa month ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | We are confident of qualifying in the 4*100m event, asserts Hima Das

Indian sprinter Hima Das is confident that the women’s 4*100m relay team, which she is also a part of, will qualify for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics during the World Athletics Relay, in Poland, next month. Apart from the 'Dhing Express, national record holder Dutee Chand will also feature in the event.
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newsathleticsa month ago

Dutee Chand to undergo one-week quarantine before preparing for World Relays

Indian sprinter Dutee Chand will stay in quarantine for one week, at Patiala’s National Sports Institute before she starts preparing for next month’s World Relays. During the seven-day period, she won’t be able to train on the main synthetic track, use the main gymnasium or enter the dining hall.
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newsathletics2 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Should be fit to win an Olympics berth by June, asserts Jinson Johnson

Indian sprinter Jinson Johnson is confident that he is going to recover from his injury by June and qualify for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. The Kerala-based athlete is eyeing the Inter-State Athletics Championship, to be held in Bangalore as his comeback as well as book a Tokyo berth in the same.
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newsathletics2 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Annu Rani creates national record but fails to earn Tokyo berth

Indian javelin thrower Annu Rani surpassed her own national record but still failed to breach the 2021 Tokyo Olympics qualification mark at the Federation Cup Senior National Athletics Championships, in Patiala. Also, Gurindervir Singh of Punjab clocked 10.30 in the men’s 100m event.
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newsathletics2 months ago

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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newsathletics3 months 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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newsathletics3 months 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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newsathletics3 months 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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