newsathletics4 days ago

Athletics Federation of India asks Neeraj Chopra to pull out of nationals

Fearing that the star javeline thrower would further exacerbate his injury, the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has asked Neeraj Chopra to pull out of the upcoming National Open Athletics meet. The athlete, sideline for a year with elbow injury, had to skip the World Championships in Doha.
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newsathletics5 days 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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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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newsathleticsa month 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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newsathleticsa month ago

Reports | Hima Das to step down from individual events at World C’ships

India’s ace sprinter Hima Das would reportedly not be participating in the individual events at the World Championships with federation focusing more on the success of 4x400m relay. It was also reported that she is suffering from a back injury but those claims were refuted by the national coach.
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newsathletics4 months ago

AFI appoints Neeraj Chopra as city captain for IAAF Run 24-1

After a successful first edition last year at the International Association of Athletics Federations’ Global Run Delhi 24-1, the Athletic Federation of India has named ace javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra as their city captain. In the last edition, quarter-miler Paramjit Singh was named the skipper.
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newsathletics5 months ago

Shivpal Singh, Annu Rani to make their maiden Diamond League appearances

Indian javelin throwers Shivpal Singh and Annu Rani are all set to make their debut in the prestigious Diamond League Series in Oslo which is scheduled to begin on June 13. Earlier this year, both the athletes had clinched the silver medal at the 23rd Asian Athletics Championships in Doha.
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newsathletics5 months ago

We are taking step by step and not pushing Neeraj Chopra, says Adille Sumariwala

Athletics Federation of India (AFI) president Adille Sumariwala has said that, the federation is going step by step regarding Neeraj Chopra’s participation in the World Athletics Championships. Sumariwala has also added that they are also not having a word with Chopra regarding the global event.
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newsathletics5 months ago

Reports | Neeraj Chopra undergoes elbow surgery

Reports have suggested that Neeraj Chopra has undergone a surgery in Mumbai for his elbow injury which has hampered his progress in 2019 so far. The Javelin thrower had missed the Asian Athletics Championships in Doha last month because of the injury and is doubtful the World Championships as well.
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newsathletics5 months ago

AFI nominates Neeraj Chopra for Khel Ratna, five athletes for Arjuna Award

Neeraj Chopra has been nominated by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award. On the other hand, the athletics federation has also recommended Arpinder Singh, Tejinder Pal Singh, Swapna Barman and Dutee Chand for Arjuna Award this year.
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