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Independent India's first Olympic medal in danger of being auctioned

The family of India's first Olympic medalist in an individual event, KD Jadhav, has threatened to auction the medal he won at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, after a clash with the Maharashtra government. The feud is over the funding of an Academy being established in his honor by the State government.
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newsathletics4 days ago

World Para Athletics Championships | Sharad Kumar wins silver, Varun Bhati secures Bronze

Sharad Kumar won the silver medal in the high jump T42 event at World Para Athletics Championships in London yesterday while Varun Bhati bagged bronze in the same event. Kumar jumped 1.84 m making it his personal best while Bhati cleared 1.77 m to take India's medal tally in the competition to five.
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newsathletics5 days ago

World Para Athletics Championships | Discus-thrower Karamjyoti Dalal wins bronze

Discus-thrower Karamjyoti Dalal secured India’s third medal at the World Para Athletics Championships in London as she claimed a bronze medal in the Women’s F55 category. Dalal managed a throw of 19.02m at the last moment which helped her to secure her position for the medal.
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newsathletics7 days ago

Neeraj Chopra all set for Herculis meet challenge

Neeraj Chopra will hope to carry forward his form from recent performances at the Asian Athletics Championship in Odisha and a Diamond League debut in Paris as the 19-year-old prepares for the IAAF Herculis meet, to be held at the Stade Louis II in Fontvieille, Monaco on Friday night.
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newsathletics7 days ago

India Judo players shine at the Youth Commonwealth Games

Indian junior judokas won a gold and three bronze medals in the ongoing Commonwealth Youth Games being held in the Bahamas. Soni won the gold medal in the below 73Kg Weight Category, after beating Nikolic Uros of Australia in the final bout, while Ashish won a bronze in the below 60Kg category.
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newsathletics8 days ago

Asian champion shot-putter Manpreet fails drug test, may lose Gold

Shot-putter Manpreet Kaur has tested positive for a banned stimulant and might lose the gold medal which she won earlier this month at the Asian Championships. Manpreet had already qualified for next month's World Championships to be held in London but this incident may rule her out of the event.
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newsathletics10 days ago

2017 IPC World Para Athletics Championships | Amit Saroha wins a Silver medal in Club Throw

Amit Saroha secured India's second medal at the 2017 IPC World Para Athletics Championships in London today. Amit who finished in 4th place at Rio last year, bettered his result this time around and in the process also set a new Asian Record with a personal best throw of 30.25m.
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newsathletics12 days ago

Abhinav Bindra suggests helpline for athletes after para-athletes compelled to borrow money in Berlin

Abhinav Bindra wrote to Sports Ministry suggesting the inception of a helpline for all Indian athletes, especially for the ones travelling to foreign countries on national duty. Recently, Kanchmala Pande, a para-swimmer, was forced to beg in order to arrange money for competing at the World Series.
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newsathletics15 days ago

Indian para-swimmers compelled to arrange money in Berlin to compete at World Series

A team of six Indian para-swimmers were compelled to borrow money in Berlin to compete at World Series after the Paralympic Committee Of India(PCI) failed to release the sanctioned money. But despite the setback, Kanchmala Pande, bagged the silver medal for India in the 200m individual event.
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newsathletics17 days ago

India top medal tally at Asian Athletics Championships 2017

India put up a dominant performance to secure five gold medals on the final day and top the medal tally for the first time in the history of Asian Athletics Championships. India ended the championship with their highest-ever medal haul of 29 medals (12 gold, 5 silver, and 12 bronze).
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