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newsathletics11 days ago

Six foreign coaches added to boost India chances in athletics at Paris 2024

The SAI has confirmed the appointment of six additional foreign coaches for India's track and field athletes in a shorter Olympics cycle, boosting the country's preparation for Paris 2024. The move was made to speed up India's growth and improve on its best-ever medal total at the Tokyo Olympics.
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newsathletics12 days ago

Sports Authority of India extends athletics national camp

In preparation for the CWG and the Asian Games later this year, 117 track and field athletes will stay in the extended senior national athletics camp. On the 15th of January, the athletic camp began and was to end on the 31st of December. Which is now extended till the 31st March by SAI.
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newsathletics17 days ago

Neeraj Chopra aims to hit 90m mark consistently in 2022

Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra is of the opinion that he needs to consistently breach the 90m mark, to be able to maintain his top standards. His personal best stands at 88.07m currently, which he had set in March 2021, and later went on to win gold at Tokyo Olympics with a throw of 87.58m.
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newsathletics21 days ago

Asian Games 2022 | AFI set stiff qualification marks for the continental championship

The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has now released a list of new qualifying standards for the athletes, who want to make it to the team of Asian Games 2022, which are scheduled to be held in China from September 10 to 25. Back in 2018, the Indian athletes had gone on to win 20 medals.
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newsathletics2 months ago

Neeraj Chopra confident of breaching the 90m mark soon

Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Neeraj Chopra is hopeful of crossing the 90m in the javelin, as he returns to training once again, after his historic feat back in August. The Haryana lad had cliched the historic medal with a throw of 87.58m a little short of his personal best mark of 88.07m.
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newsathletics2 months ago

Neeraj Chopra says no to biopic, says has a lot more to achieve

Tokyo Olympic gold medalist in javelin, Neeraj Chopra does not want a biopic on him, just as yet. The 23-year-old from Haryana feels that his job is not yet done and he wants to focus on winning more medals for the country on the biggest stage, and a movie on his life can wait.  
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newsathletics3 months ago

Sprinter Hima Das tests negative for Covid-19

Hima Das has finally tested negative for Covid-19, the athlete from Assam announced on Twitter. The 21-year-old has had forgettable last few months, as she missed the Olympics after picking up a hamstring injury, and upon her return to NIS Patiala, she had contracted Covid-19 as well.
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newsathletics3 months ago

Neeraj Chopra resumes practice, two-and-a-half months after Tokyo triumph

2020 Tokyo Olympics gold medallist Neeraj Chopra resumed his training, two months after his historic feat, at the National Institute of Sports, in Patiala. The Indian will be defending his Commonwealth Games and Asian Games titles next year, along with an eye on the world championships.
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newsathletics3 months ago

Rainy conditions affected my throws at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, recalls Kamalpreet Kaur

Kamalpreet Kaur revealed that the rainy conditions during the final at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics stopped her from giving her best shot. Even though the Indian qualified for the final with a great throw and raised the expectations, she finished sixth in the medal event with a best throw of 63.70m.
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newsathletics3 months ago

Discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur wants to lay emphasis on training in wet conditions

Kamalpreet Kaur impressed one and all at the Olympics, in the women's discus throw event, but still fell considerably short of a medal in Tokyo. Now that the tournament is over, Kaur is already looking at the two areas she wants to improve upon, and increase her chances of winning a medal.
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