featureathletics12 hours 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
featureathletics2 days 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 challenges unusual in her life. Add to it a strenuous childhood with financial restraints and one would be mesmerized what the Bengal girl had to endure to reach where she is today.
Subhayan Dutta
featureathletics7 days 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
featureathletics6 months 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
featureathleticsa year 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
featureathletics2 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
featureathletics2 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
featureathletics2 years 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
featureathletics2 years 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
featureathletics2 years 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