newsathletics13 days 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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newsathletics19 days 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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newsathleticsa month ago

Reports : Hima Das’ future performances to be monitored closely by NADA

India’s sprinting ace Hima Das has been reportedly put in the 'Registered Testing Pool' by NADA where the 18-year-old would have to give frequent testing regardless of competitions. The body stated that the move was taken to prevent Hima from any possible use of performance-enhancing drugs.
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newsathleticsa month ago

Swapna Barman to get seven customized pair of shoes from Adidas

Asian Games gold medallist in heptathlon event, Swapna Barman will be receiving seven pairs of customized shoes from Adidas. The 22-year-old youngster had earlier in the year shot to the limelight after she became the first woman athlete from India to win a Gold in Heptathlon at the Asian Games.
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newsathleticsa month ago

US Olympic committee initiates process to disband its gymnastics body

The United States Olympics Committee has put the procedures on roll that will ultimately lead to the dissolvement of the United States’ Gymnastics Body. The move comes in the aftermath of the Larry Nassar’s criminal convictions, which was said to be not handled rightly by the body.
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newsathleticsa month ago

14 national records created at the ongoing Junior Athletics Championships

14 new national records were set on the fourth day of the 34th Junior Athletics Championships, which concluded at the Birsa Munda Athletics Stadium on Monday. Among the major ones, Maharashtra’s Avantika Narvale set a new record in the U-16 girls 200m event with an impressive time of 24.96 seconds.
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newsathletics2 months ago

PCI refuses to bear the registration fee of the team

The Paralympics Committee of India (PCI) has refused to bear the registration and boarding/lodging fee of its contingent who are traveling to 2018 World Para Powerlifting America’s Open Championship in Colombia. The body has stated that the athletes have not settled their dues with organizers.
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newsathletics2 months ago

Youth Olympic | India's Suraj Panwar clinches medal silver in 5000m race walk

17-year-old lad Suraj Panwar has won India’s first medal of 2018 in athletics in the Youth Olympics as he clinched silver in men's 5000 meters race walk. Panwar's total time was 40.59.17, which was seven seconds short of 40.51.86, while the bronze medal went to Puerto Rico’s Jan Moreu.
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newsathletics2 months ago

Want to win medal in 2020 Olympics, says Mirabai Chanu

2017 World Weightlifting Championship gold medallist Mirabai Chanu has stated that she is aiming a medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The Commonwealth Games gold medalist has now recovered from the back injury that had prompted her to take a break and she has started training in Patiala.
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newsathletics2 months ago

Asian Para Games | Harvinder Singh bags seventh Gold for India at the Asian Para Games

Indian recurve archer Harvinder Singh won a seventh gold for India at the 2018 Asian Para games on the fifth day of the eight-day event. He won the medal in the W2 category of impairment, which covers athletes with paraplegia, diplegia or double leg amputation below the knee, requiring a wheelchair.
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