newsathletics16 days ago

Athletics World Championships | Confident M Sreeshankar looks to kick-start India’s campaign on a high

The 2019 Athletics World Championship kicks off in Doha on Friday with M. Sreeshankar (Long Jump), the only Indian athlete participating on the opening day, eyeing a career-defining jump to get him into the finals of the event. Sreeshankar is the current national record holder at 8.20m.
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newsathletics21 days ago

Anjali Devi tops confirmatory trial, cleared for World Championships

Anjali Devi, the fastest Indian woman in 400 metres this season, was on Saturday cleared to take part in the World Championships in Doha after she won a confirmatory trial in New Delhi. She had clocked in a remarkable 51.53s in the National Inter-State Championships in Lucknow last month.
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newsathletics23 days ago

Mismanagement of injury keeps Hima out of World Championships, IFSM letter reveals

In a letter to Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) CEO Rajesh Rajagopalan, Dr. Chandran, of IFSM had written about the risks of Hima Das continuing to run despite reports of injury. While coach Radhakrishnan Nair believes India can reach 4x400m mixed relay finals despite the absence of Hima.
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newsathletics25 days ago

IAAF World Championships | Hima Das to miss with back injury

Ace Indian sprinter Hima Das, on Wednesday, has pulled out of the IAAF World Championships scheduled to be held in Qatar, after she failed to recover from a back injury, revealed the Athletics Federation of India. Das was expected to participate only in the relay events and not in the 400m.
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newsathletics2 months ago

Muhammed Anas, Hima Das finish on top at Mlada Boleslav Athletics Meet

Indian athlete Muhammad Anas emerged victorious in the men’s 400m race with a timing of 45.57 seconds at the Mlada Boleslav Athletic Meet in the Czech Republic. Among the women athletes at the meet, Hima Das clocked 53.07s and finished as the fastest runner in the 400m race on Saturday.
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newsathletics2 months ago

Hima Das, Mohammad Anas win gold medals in Czech Republic

Hima Das and Mohammad Anas continued their winning streak on the international stage as they clinched the gold medal at the Athleticky Mitink Reiter event, in the Czech Republic. This was Hima Das' sixth gold medal in Europe since July 2, although the competition has been mediocre.
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newsathletics2 months ago

Long exam breaks could hurt Hima Das’ World Championship chances, reveals coach

Deputy chief coach Radhakrishnan Nair has revealed that Hima Das’ long 45-day break stretching across and February and March could inflict damage her chances of qualifying for the World Championships. Not up to the highest level at the moment, Das has time until September 6 to prepare herself.
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newsathletics2 months ago

Hima Das to miss Inter-State meet, decides to stay in Czech Republic

Ace sprinter Hima Das managed to extend her visa, which was to expire on Tuesday, and would be training in the Czech Republic along with many other Indian athletes giving the Inter-State meet a miss. Numerous Indian athletes would be participating in IAAF-sanctioned Brno Grand Prix in Czech.
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newsathletics3 months ago

Hima Das is progressing in the right direction, says AFI performance director

Athletics Federation of India (AFI) Performance Director Volker Herrmann has opined that star sprinter Hima Das is close to reaching her peak fitness levels. Since the start of July, Das has won a total of five races - four in 200m and one in 400m event - in Poland and the Czech Republic.
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newsathletics3 months ago

India’s mixed relay silver medal in 2018 Asian games to be upgraded following ban on Bahrain athlete

India will be awarded the gold medal for the mixed relay race in the Asian games last year after Bahrain athlete Kemi Adekoya, who was a part of the winning Bahrain team, failed a dope test. The athlete’s results for a period of three months have been scrapped and she has been given a four year ban.
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