newsathletics3 days ago

CWG 2018 | AFI fails to register names of two jumpers leaving their participation in doubt

The participation of jumpers M Sreeshankar and Siddharth Yadav is in doubt for the upcoming CWG after AFI failed to register their names. AFI secretary CK Valson admitted that they have written the Gold Coast organizing committee to try and include some more names on the final list of the athletes.
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newsathletics4 days ago

CWG 2018 | Indian gymnastics team remain unsure about their participation

The Indian gymnasts have been practicing for the last three months, but none of them has received their games kit yet, which has put their CWG participation in doubt. What’s worse is that the Gymnastics Federation of India is yet to recruit a coach for the team which has been working hard.
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newsathletics5 days ago

AFI clueless about discus thrower Seema Punia’s whereabouts ahead of CWG

Barely two weeks to go before the Commonwealth Games start and the Athletics Federation of India is still clueless about the whereabouts of discus thrower Seema Punia. The federation has also revealed that they hadn’t given the three-time CWG medalist permission to train on her own.
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newsathletics11 days ago

World Para Athletics Grand Prix: Deepa Malik seals Asian top spot in discus throw

Inspirational Indian para-athlete Deepa Malik has sealed the top spot in the discus Asia Ranking 53 category and second place in the Asian Games. With this superb effort, the inspirational 47-year old has qualified for the 2018 Asian Para Games to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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newsathletics14 days ago

AFI announce a 31-member list for upcoming Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast

The Athletic Federation of India has revealed a 31-member list for the upcoming Commonwealth Games to be held in Gold Coast, Australia, which is scheduled start in April. The AFI committee met in Patiala, on Thursday, following the end of the four-day Federation Cup which was the final trials event.
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newsathletics15 days ago

AFI delays names for 2018 CWG team

In a surprising turn of events, the Athletics Federation of India still hasn’t revealed the names of the athletes for the 2018 CWG despite Friday being the last day of sending in the entries. There are 37 athletes who will be a part of the athletics contingent for the CWG 2018 in April.
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newsathletics16 days ago

Federation Cup | Ayyasamy Dharun breaks national record in 400m hurdles; books CWG berth

Tamil Nadu athlete Ayyasamy Dharun shattered the men’s 400m hurdles national record on the last day of the 22nd Federation Cup National Senior Championships in Patiala and booked his berth for the upcoming Commonwealth Games. Along with Dharun, triple jumper Arpinder Singh also got a CWG place.
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newsathletics17 days ago

Commonwealth Games 2018 : Gymnast Rakesh Patra included in CWG team after initial snub

Gymnasts Rakesh Patra and Yogeshwar Singh have been included in India’s seven-member team after a couple of rookie gymnasts were dropped as they were yet to receive their international licenses. On being picked, Patra stated that he wants to work very hard and bring home a medal from Gold Coast.
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newsathletics17 days ago

NADA to dope test discus thrower Seema Punia

Discus thrower Seema Punia will undergo a dope test as she could not be tested during the 22nd Federation Cup National Senior Athletics Championships held between March 5-8 in Patiala. The dope test was postponed as the NADA officials didn’t turn up on the day of the competition.
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newsathletics18 days ago

I was promised a lot but nothing has been fulfilled by AFI and SAI, says India’s Javelin coach Uwe Hohn

Uwe Hohn asserted that his promises have still not been fulfilled by the AFI and SAI, that were assured to him when he had signed a contract four years back to coach Indian Javelin throwers. He has also asked for a proper training system which involves an assistant coach and other staff.
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