newsathleticsa month ago

AFI under fire after high jumper Tejaswin Shankar objects to President’s comment

The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) President continued to face flak for leaving high-jumper Tejaswin Shankar out of Asian Championships squad. Though the final squad is yet to be confirmed, the likes of Kamalpreet Kaur, Praveen Chithravel, Dutee Chand, Hima Das are likely to make the cut.
SportsCafe Desk
newsathleticsa month ago

Indian athletes face uphill task of securing qualification for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

IAAF’s updated criteria of qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics meant that Indian athletes will be fighting against the odds to reach the final. The qualification criteria states that an athlete can qualify if he/she has the required world ranking or through timings which are set very high.
SportsCafe Desk
newsathleticsa month ago

Federation Cup | Avinash Sable, Swapna Barman and others pass the qualifying mark for Asian Championship; Hima Das misses out

Athletes Avinash Sable, Swapna Barman, Jinson Johnson, Rajiv Arokia and others have cleared the qualifying mark for the Asian Championship during the Federation Cup in Patiala. However, sprinter Hima Das, who clinched a gold in 400m, missed out closely from making it to the Asian Championship.
SportsCafe Desk
newsathleticsa month ago

Federation Cup | 700 athletes including Hima Das, Dutee Chand, Swapna Barman to participate

The best athletes of India will take part in the four-day Federation Cup which starts from today in Patiala. However, a few star performers like Neeraj Chopra and others will miss out the Championship which acts as a qualification round for the Asian Athletics Championships to be held in Doha.
SportsCafe Desk
newsathletics5 months 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.
SportsCafe Desk
newsathletics6 months ago

I never run for medals, I always run to improve my timing, says Hima Das

India’s newest athletics sensation Hima Das has stated that her ambition when taking the track and field game is to chase timings but not medals. She believes in keeping the things simple and small by improvising self-performance and not putting herself to compare with other competitors.
SportsCafe Desk
newsathletics7 months ago

It feels good to improve timings and create records, says Hima Das

After her recent success at the Asian Games in Indonesia, Indian athlete Hima Das has mentioned that improving timings and creating records makes her feel good. The Assam athlete also mentioned that she was not expecting to get nominated for the prestigious Arjuna Award this year.
SportsCafe Desk
newsathletics7 months ago

Hima Das pulls out of IAAF Continental Cup

Indian sprinter Hima Das has decided to stay away from the IAAF Continental Cup scheduled to be held in Ostrava, Czech Republic from September 8. The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) wanted her to take rest after a hectic season in which she came up with some amazing performance.
SportsCafe Desk
newsathletics7 months ago

It was a big challenge to beat Bahrain, says M.R. Poovamma

Following the Indian women's relay team's brilliant gold feat in the 4x400m relay event at the Asian Games, athlete M.R. Poovamma has revealed that it was a huge task to defeat Bahrain. This was also quite unbelievably India's fifth consecutive gold in the women's 4x400m relay event.
SportsCafe Desk
newsathletics8 months ago

Asian Games | The fear factor has disappeared in today’s Indian athletes, says Rachita Mistry

Former Asian Games silver medalist, Rachita Mistry reckons that the current crop of Indian athletes like Hima Das and Dutee Chand are fearless when it comes to racing in international competitions. Mistry also suggested that Chand will only get better with time as she works on her technique.
SportsCafe Desk