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newsathletics6 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Should be fit to win an Olympics berth by June, asserts Jinson Johnson

Indian sprinter Jinson Johnson is confident that he is going to recover from his injury by June and qualify for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. The Kerala-based athlete is eyeing the Inter-State Athletics Championship, to be held in Bangalore as his comeback as well as book a Tokyo berth in the same.
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newsathletics7 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Like to take part in good quality competitions abroad as preparations, asserts Jinson Johnson

Indian middle-distance runner Jinson Johnson wants to participate in good quality competitions abroad as a part of his preparations for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. The Kerala-based runner is a 2018 Asian Games gold medallist in the men’s 1500m event and silver medallist in the men’s 800m event.
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newsathletics2 years ago

My chances are better in 800m than 1500m, believes PU Chitra

The 2017 and 2019 Asian 1500m champion PU Chitra feels that the Tokyo entry standard for 1500m is very tough and now plans to work on the 800m seriously for a Tokyo ticket. Her coach JS Bhatia believes that she could improve by a big margin in the longer race if she fulfills her potential.
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newsathletics2 years ago

Need to improve my speed and capacity to qualify for Olympics, says Jinson Johnson

After having crashed out in the 1500m first-round heats at the World Athletics Championships, Jinson Johnson has admitted that he needs more speed and capacity to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. The Army athlete will be running in the World Military Games in Wuhan, China next week.
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newsathletics2 years ago

National Open Athletics Championships | Annu Rani clinches gold in javelin throw

Annu Rani has clinched a gold medal in the women’s javelin throw final at the 59th National Open Athletics Championships in Ranchi on Thursday. Rani registered a distance of 58.60m while her teammate from Indian Railways Sharmila Kumari got to 53.28m and bagged the silver medal.
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newsathletics2 years ago

Reports | Neeraj Chopra to return to action at National Open Athletics Championships in Ranchi

India’s star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra will be returning to action at the National Open after a year as he had surgery for an elbow injury and missed this April's Asian Championships and the Worlds in Doha. Annu Rani, returning from the Worlds, will take part but Avinash Sable is doubtful.
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newsathletics2 years ago

IAAF World Championships | Tejinder Pal Singh, Jinson Johnson bow out in qualification rounds of respective events

India’s Asian Games gold medallist duo of shot-putter Tejinder Pal Singh Toor and 1500m runner Jinson Johnson crashed out of the World Athletics Championships in Doha on Thursday. Tejinder registered a season-best throw in men's shot put, however, he couldn't clear the qualification mark.
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newsathletics2 years ago

Hima Das named in World Championships relay team after triumphant run of form

Hima Das has been picked by the Athletics Federation of India in the 25-member Indian squad of the relay team for the World Championships in Doha. With the Olympics in sight, Indian track and field fans will rest their hopes on the selected squad for a successful display at the World Championships.
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newsathletics2 years ago

Jinson Johnson breaks his own national record, qualifies for World Championships

India’s star long distance runner Jinson Johnson created headlines at the ISTAF Meet in Berlin as he managed to break his own previous record of 3:37.62, which was made earlier this year. Amidst uncertainties from some of the best athletes at the World Championships, this is a huge boost for India.
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newsathletics2 years ago

Reports | Jinson Johnson splits up with coach, likely to move to USA

After splitting with his two-year-old coach Jasvinder Singh Bhatia, star sprinter Jinson Johnson is eyeing to shift to Colorado, USA, to better his chances of qualifying in the Olympics. The speedster set the national record last month in Netherlands by creaking his previous one in CWG Goal Coast.
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