newsathleticsa month ago

IAAF World Relays | India fail to qualify for the final

India’s women’s relay team finished a terrible 18th in the 21-team field while the men’s team ended 17th in the 17-team field, thereby failing to qualify for Doha World Championships, where the top 10 qualifies. Hima Das participated in the women’s team amidst all injury fears but to no avail.
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newsathleticsa month ago

Reports | Hima Das may not take part in World Relays due to spondylitis

According to The Indian Express, Hima Das may not take part in the IAAF World Relays starting this Saturday in Yokohama after she was diagnosed with spondylitis of the lumbar vertebrae. According to reports, this will require Das to go through a period of rest, rehabilitation along with medication.
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reportathletics2 months ago

Asian Athletics Championships | PU Chitra clinches gold in 1500m race on final day

PU Chitra has claimed a gold for India in the 1500m at the ongoing 23rd edition of the Asian Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, where India finished with a total of 17 medals. Ajay Kumar Saroj and women’s 4X400 relay team bagged silver medals while Dutee Chand clinched a bronze in 200m race.
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newsathletics2 months ago

Asian Athletics Championships | India start campaign with five medals on opening day

Indian started their campaign with five medals on the opening day of Asian Athletics Championship as winning three bronze and two silver medals. Odisha’s Dutee Chand smashed her own record to qualify for the semis with the biggest disappointment being Hima Das, who retired with back spasms.
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newsathletics2 months ago

Asian Athletics Championships | Dutee Chand sets new national record in women’s 100m event

India sprinter Dutee Chand broke her own national record as she recorded a timing of 11.28 seconds to qualify for the semi-finals of the Asian Athletics Championships in Doha on Sunday. Meanwhile, Hima Das failed to make the semis as she suffered a severe back cramp in the 400m heats.
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newsathletics3 months 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.
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newsathletics3 months 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.
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newsathletics3 months 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.
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newsathletics3 months 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.
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newsathletics7 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.
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