newsathletics5 days ago

National Race Walking Championship | KT Irfan secures win by literally a second

At the conclusion of the men's 20km race walk in the 6th Open National Race Walking Championship on Saturday, KT Irfan emerged triumphant with a timing of 1:26:18 seconds, one second earlier than his opponents. Haryana's Devender Singh and Sandeep Kumar finished with a timing of 1:26:19 seconds.
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newsathletics16 days ago

Athletic Federation of India appoint three new foreign coaches

The Athletic Federation of India has roped in German Dr. Klaus Bartonietz, Russia’s Valerii Satshuk and Athletics recovery expert Andrei Filimonau to their coaching staff. However, Uwe Hohn will continue to hold on to the position of head coach of the Indian Athletics team for now.
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newsathleticsa month ago

Mumbai Marathon | Nitendra Singh Rawat, Sudha Singh qualify for World Championships

Nitendra Singh Rawat and Sudha Singh have qualified to participate at the IAAF World Championships in Doha after they finished as the fastest Indian man and woman respectively at the Mumbai Marathon. The qualification timing for men and women for the championships are 2:16 and 2:37 respectively.
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newsathleticsa month ago

Reports | Asian Games champion tests positive for steroid, Anu Raghavan set to bag bronze

Indian athlete Anu Raghavan will get the Asiad bronze after champion Kemi Adekoya was tested positive for the intake of an anabolic steroid. Adekoya had finished in the 400m hurdles at the Asiad last year where Raghavan had finished fourth with a timing of 56.92s and stayed out of the podium. 
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newsathleticsa month ago

My only target is to qualify for World Championships, says Sudha Singh

Sudha Singh has stated that her only goal right now is to qualify for the World Championships by finishing her next marathon in Mumbai under two hours and 57 minutes. If she manages to finish the race in that timing, she will be in contention for inclusion in India’s squad for the Championship.
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newsathleticsa month ago

AFI proposes two-year ban for violating athletes in “No Needle Policy”

The Athletics Federation of India has released a new draft – “No Needle Policy” that has proposed a maximum ban of two years for athletes caught taking needles and injection vials. Once implemented, this will be the first such decision by a national federation regarding doping in athletics.
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newsathletics2 months ago

Reanalysis of 2012 Olympics urine samples see five weightlifters getting banned

As many as five weightlifters have been provisionally suspended from practising their trade after a reanalysis of urine samples during the 2012 London Olympics were reconducted. Among the weightlifters in danger of losing medals include Ukrainian Oleksiy Torokhtiy and Azerbaijan’s Valentin Hristov.
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newsathletics2 months ago

Things take time to happen in big country like India, unlike Germany, says Neeraj Chopra

Ace javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has tried playing down his coach Uwe Hown’s anxious reaction to the delay in clearing Chopra’s training programme abroad. A large number of felicitation programmes in India has hampered Chopra’s training has led them to ask the government to sanction a tour abroad.
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newsathletics3 months ago

Reports | India under scanner as per IAAF’s new anti-doping rules

International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has placed India in high doping risk category as per its new rules. The Indian athletes are under the scanner of the world body and the federation is at risk of getting severe sanctions in case there is an increase in the number of cases.
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newsathletics3 months ago

Top five national athletes fail dope tests conducted by IAAF

Five Indian athletes have failed the dope tests carried out by IAAF’s Athletics Integrity Unit based on samples that were collected at the inter-state trials which were held in Guwahati. Nirmala Sheoran, Sanjivini Jadhav, Sandeep Kumari, Jhuma Khatun, and Naveen Chikara failed the test.
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