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Asian Games | Tintu Luka withdraws from athletics squad after failing to recover from injury

Indian track and field athlete, Tintu Luka, has pulled out of the upcoming Asian Games in Indonesia as she has failed to recover from a heel injury that made her miss the 2018 Gold Coast CWG as well. Luka had previously won the silver medal in the in the women’s 800m event at Incheon in 2014.
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featureathletics4 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.
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newsathletics4 days ago

It was a long journey from the cowshed to Asian games, says Khushbir Kaur

25-year-old Khushbir Kaur from Amritsar, whose claim to fame was a silver medal at the Asiad 2014, in Incheon, has stated that it was a very long and tough journey from the cowshed, where she stayed, to the Asian games. She had to face many hardships on her journey towards all her victories.
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newsathletics6 days ago

IOS group recruits India’s latest sporting sensation Hima Das

The IOS sports management group joins hands with Indian golden girl Hima Das who inked a multi-crore two-year exclusive contract with the company and secured her immediate future. Das joins a long line of sports personalities that IOS represent such as MC Mary Kom, Manika Batra and Mirabai Chanu.
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newsathletics23 days ago

Mohit Kumar establishes new Under-18 national record in men's Decathlon

Mohit Kumar went on to set up a new Under-18 national record in men's Decathlon with 6707 points that he earned on the second day of the 15th National Youth Athletics Championships. The previous record belonged to A Sangwan who had created it in 2017 with 6618 points that was bettered by Mohit.
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newsathletics23 days ago

Prachi Choudhary and Chhavi Sharawat move to Supreme Court against AFI

Runners Prachi Choudhary and Chhavi Sharawat have filed a petition against Athletics Federation of India in Supreme Court, claiming that AFI has been arbitrary in their selection policies. Prachi stated that after their protest AFI changed the rules overnight to keep both of them out of Asiad squad.
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newsathletics24 days ago

The ability to push hard in closing stages of race gives Hima Das an edge, says P.T. Usha

P.T. Usha has heaped praise on Hima Das for her courage and confidence stating out that her ability to push hard in closing stages of the race gives Das an edge over others. She also pointed out that Das doesn’t get overawed by others’ performances and remains focused that will help her in Asiad.
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newsathleticsa month ago

Neeraj Chopra bags gold in Javelin throw in Sotteville Athletics meet

Neeraj Chopra, who won the gold in the Commonwealth Games in Australia earlier this year, has continued his good run with his latest feat being another gold in Sotteville Athletics meet in France. He claimed the top spot in the podium with a throw of 85.17m, ahead of second-placed Andrian Mardare.
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newsathleticsa month ago

Hima Das was so desperate to improve that she always wanted to run with boys, reveals Nipon Das

Nipon Das, Hima Das' coach, has revealed that in order to improve her timing Hima used to run with boys and would do everything to improve her timings. He appreciated the hard work she used to put in and revealed that Hima always told him that she doesn’t run after medals, she runs after the clock.
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newsathleticsa month ago

I want to achieve something for the country, says Hima Das

India’s new sensation Hima Das has bagged India’s first ever gold in a track event at the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships in Finland on Thursday. The eighteen-year-old hails from a nondescript district in Assam and has high aspirations to achieve something for her country.
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