featureathletics3 months ago

Usain Bolt - the advertisement Athletics desperately needed

When a sportsman bids goodbye to his revered sport, it is only natural for the fans to revisit the edifice that he built and trace the path he took on his way to achieving sporting greatness. This serves as an attempt to seek a context which might help in defining the true impact of his career.
Bastab K Parida
featureathletics9 months ago

Irfan KT : I still can’t believe I finished 10th at the Olympics

Irfan Kolothum Thodi is one of the very best that India have offered in the field of Racewalking. The 27-year-old managed to finish 10th at the 2012 London Games, which could have been better had he not received two penalties near the end when he was at the fifth place.
Faizan Qadiri
featureathletics9 months ago

From Egypt to Rio - Tracing the steps of racewalking

When I told a friend that I was planning to write an article about race walking, not only did it take him a second to realize what the sport is but he went on to call it the race with the funny walk.
Faizan Qadiri
featureathletics10 months ago

Race walking | A unique combination of speed, endurance, strength and flexibility

The Summer Olympic Games is arguably the greatest and biggest event on the sporting calendar. Whether or not one's own country has a chance of winning a medal at the quadrennial extravaganza, people world over follow the Games closely, a tradition that has continued over the years.
Faizan Qadiri
featureathleticsa year ago

Norman Pritchard | The mystery man who won India’s first Olympic medal

"Indians should be proud of the fact that Norman Pritchard of India was the first from Asia to win medals in the Paris Olympics in 1900. That was a splendid beginning…a magnificent start for Asia," - Dr. Otto Peltzer, renowned German coach and athlete.
Arun S Kaimal
featureathleticsa year ago

Olympic memories of Wilma Rudolph | Doctor said she could not walk, so she ran

“My doctor told me I would never walk again,” Wilma wrote in her autobiography. "My mother told me I would. I believed my mother."
Arun S Kaimal
featureathleticsa year ago

Dutee Chand | The woman who stood the test of 'biological racism'

Amlan Majumdar