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AFI expels Ayush Dabas from national camp after syringes and needles found in room

Athletics Federation of India (AFI) dismissed national-level athlete Ayush Dabas from the national camp at NIS Patiala on Tuesday after syringes and needles were discovered in his room. Dabas received a penalty for breaking AFI's "No Needle Policy," which has been in effect since 2018.
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newsathleticsa day ago

Racewalker Bhawna Jat backs out of the World Athletic Championships

Bhawana Jat, a race walker, has backed out from the World Athletics Championships in the United States next month. Experienced discus thrower Seema Punia may possibly not compete in the championship, since certain Indian athletes would be selected based on the world ranking quota.
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newsathletics2 days ago

Murali Sreeshankar eyeing medals at CWG 2022 and World Championship

Murali Sreeshankar, after proving to be a big flop at the Tokyo Olympics, has had a wonderful year so far, where he had a personal best jump of 8.36m. Consistency and some improvements in technique make him a medal contender for the World Championship, as well as the Commonwealth Games.
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newsathletics3 days ago

Qosanov Memorial 2022 | Dhanalakshmi Sekar wins 200m gold, sets personal best

Dhanalakshmi Sekar, a Tokyo Olympian, won the 200-meter sprint on Sunday at the Qosanov Memorial 2022 athletics competition in Almaty, Kazakhstan, with a timing that was a personal best (22.89). Sekar missed breaking Saraswati Saha's 22.82-second national record that has stood for 20 years.
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newsathletics8 days ago

High jumper Tejaswin Shankar takes legal route after being overlooked for Commonwealth Games

After being overlooked for the upcoming Commonwealth Games despite meeting the qualification standards set by the Athletics Federation of India, high jumper Tejaswin Shakar has moved to the Delhi High Court. The national record holder recently attained the qualification mark at NCAA Championship.
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newsathletics13 days ago

Neeraj Chopra to compete at Kuortane Games 2022, gets ready for Diamong League

Neeraj Chopra, the gold medalist from the Tokyo Olympics, will compete for the 2nd time this week at the Kuortane Games 2022 in Finland. With a silver medal at the Paavo Nurmi Games, the 24-year-old Indian javelin thrower made a stunning comeback to competition after more than ten months.
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newsathletics13 days ago

CWG 2022 | AFI announces athletics squad, high jumper Tejaswin Shankar left out

On Thursday, the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) confirmed the Indian team for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. While several anticipated names were left off the list, long jumper Jeswin Aldrin and high jumper Tejaswin Shankar were notable absences, who missed the bus to CWG 2022.
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newsathletics15 days ago

National Inter-State Athletics Championship | Dhanalakshmi Sekar wins 200m, Praveen Chitravel books berth to World Championship

Dhanalakshmi Sekar, a Tokyo Olympian, won gold in the women's 200m event at the National Inter-State Athletics Championships 2022 in Chennai on Tuesday, defeating Hima Das. On the last day of the competition, Dhanalakshmi Sekar won gold in the strong 200m final with a time of 23.27s.
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newsathletics15 days ago

WATCH | Neeraj Chopra comes close to breaching 90m mark, betters own national record

Ace India javelin thrower and Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Neeraj Chopra set a new national record in the event, with a throw of 89.30m, shattering his own distance of 88.07m, which he set last year in March. Chopra was participating in the Paavo Nurmi Games, his first competition in 10 months.
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newsathletics16 days ago

Aishwarya Babu breaks long-standing triple jump national record

Aishwarya Babu broke the national triple jump record with a remarkable performance of 14.14m on Monday, emerging as the indisputable hero of the National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championships. Mayookha Johny held previous record of 14.11m established in 2011 and was bettered by 24-year-old.
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