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Harmilan Bains secures top-finish in women's 800m, completes double at National Athletics Championships

Mid-distance runner Harmilan Bains claimed a gold medal in the women’s 800m event at the 60th National Open Athletics Championships in Warangal on Saturday. Long jumper B Aishwarya also scripted a rare double after winning the triple jump crown within 24 hours of her long jump triumph.
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newsathleticsa day ago

2021 National Athletics Championships | Parul Chaudhary claim gold medal in women's 3000m steeplechase

Indian international Parul Chaudhary scripted a new personal best to win the women’s 3000m steeplechase title at the National Open Athletics Championships 2021 in Warangal, Telangana on Friday. The 26-year old clocked 9:51:01 to pip Maharashtra’s Komal Jagadale and claim the top honours.
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newsathletics2 days ago

2021 National Open Athletics Championships | Harmilan Bains scripts new national record in women's 1500m event

Mid-distance runner Harmilan Bains scripted a new national record to bag top-honours in the women’s 1500m event at the National Open Athletics Championships 2021 in Warangal, Telangana on Thursday. Andhra Pradesh’s K Naresh Kumar also set a new championship record in the men’s 100m event.
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newsathletics4 days ago

Railways bag two gold medals on opening day of National Open Athletics Championship

Railways pocketed two gold medals on the opening day of the 60th National Open Athletics Championship in Warangal. Abhishek Pal and Parul Chaudhary won the top honours in the men's and women's 5000m events respectively. In pole vault, Railways' Pavithra Venkatesh recorded a leap of 3.90m.
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newsathletics5 days ago

AFI set to restructure junior programme to identify more talents

The AFI has decided to restructure its junior program to be able to build on the success of javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. However, apart from Neeraj and discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur, no Indian athlete had made it to the medal rounds, in Tokyo.
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newsathletics5 days ago

Long-jumper M Shreeshankar's coach removed after poor show in Tokyo Olympics

Shreeshanar's father, Murali, who is also his coach, has been removed from the position after the Olympics. Shreeshankar was way below his best at the Games, and could not even qualify for the final of his event. The AFI also decided to conduct trials before events, to select the final team.
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newsathletics6 days ago

Neeraj Chopra's coach Uwe Hohn sacked, AFI not satisfied with performance

Indian javelin team's coach Uwe Hohn has been sacked after Tokyo 2020. Even though Neeraj Chopra continued to blossom during his tenure, other throwers could not prove their mettle on the big stages. Now AFI will appoint two coaches for the javelin team. Hohn had started coaching in India in 2017.
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newsathletics6 days ago

After breaking Asian record in men’s 4*400m relay at Tokyo Olympics, Muhammad Anas says 'need to improve our individual timing'

Indian sprinter Muhammad Anas feels that the national team must improve their individual 400m timings and also participate in more international tournaments in the future. The Indian men’s 4*400m men’s squad narrowly failed to qualify for the final medal round at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
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newsathletics7 days ago

Report | Olympians Arokia Rajiv and Dhanalakshmi Sekar to skip upcoming National Open Athletics Championships

Olympians Dhanalakshmi Sekar and Arokia Rajiv won't be a part of the upcoming National Open Athletics Championships. As per a report, the athletes have not got enough time to prepare for the competition. Rajiv was part of the men's 4x400 relay team in Tokyo which went on to set a new Asian record.
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newsathletics9 days ago

Neeraj Chopra's family had to be persuaded by army officers to let him join Rajputana Rifles

Neeraj Chopra’s family had to be persuaded to let him join the Indian Army to secure his future as an athlete. The Subedar ranked officer of the Rajputana Rifles created history by becoming the first-ever Indian to claim an individual Olympic medal in track and field events in 121 years.
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