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featureathletics2 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Meet your Olympians - Indian Athletics Team (Field)

Neeraj Chopra, one of India’s brightest medal prospects at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, leads the charge for India in athletics in field events. However, we cannot ignore the likes the Shivpal Singh, Murali Sreeshankar and Kamalpreet Kaur who are equally talented and aiming for glory at the spectacle
sounak mullick
featureathletics2 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Meet your Olympians - Indian Athletics Team (Track and Road)

Apart from the two silver medals claimed at the 1900 Paris Olympics, India's achievement in athletics at the mega-event is as good as nothing. However, the ever-determined young brigade is on a mission to break the trend once the 2021 Tokyo Olympics gets underway later this year.
sounak mullick
featureathletics2 years ago

Select your events wisely and give yourself ample opportunity to train, Kaustubh Radkar advises emerging triathletes

India’s Ironman triathlete Kaustubh Radkar has advised the budding Indian athletes to choose their challenges wisely and give themselves ample opportunity to train for the competitions. Radkar also feels that although Ironman triathlon is an expensive sport, one can easily manage it.
Chiranjibi Pati
featureathletics3 years ago

Know Your Heroes | Sandeep Choudhary - Throwing beyond the horizon

MS Dhoni getting picked in school cricket team for his goalkeeping skills is a story well known to everyone. However, what they don’t know is that the same skill also directed a para-athlete to take up javelin throw, and eventually become one of India’s biggest hopes in Asiad 2018.
Subhayan Dutta
featureathletics3 years ago

Know Your Heros ft. Swapna Barman - Seven steps to success

From having six fingers on each foot to having to change her choice of sport mid-career, Swapna Barman has always had unusual challenges in her life. Add to it a strenuous childhood with financial restraints and one would be mesmerized by what the Bengal girl had to endure and still reach the top.
Subhayan Dutta
featureathletics3 years ago

Know Your Heroes | Anandan Gunasekaran - The Blade Runner

“Time punishes us by taking everything, but it also saves us – by taking everything.” American writer Sarah Manguso’s brilliant thought can be best understood through the story of India’s para-athlete runner Anandan Gunasekaran, who is more popularly known as the blade runner.
Subhayan Dutta
featureathletics3 years ago

Anju Bobby George's frustration on AFI needs serious consideration

When I woke up in the morning today, the first news that flashed on my notification screen was Anju Bobby George, one of the most decorated athletes in the country, complaining about the lack of practice facilities for the athletes preparing for the Commonwealth Games ahead of the Federation Cup.
Bastab K Parida
featureathletics4 years 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
featureathletics4 years 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
featureathletics4 years 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