newsathleticsa year ago

Jauna Murmu, A Dharun make the cut for Asian Games among seven other Indians

Jauna Murmu created Meet record in women’s 400m hurdle, while A Dharun and Santosh Kumar T came under the games qualification mark of 50.80 in the men’s category to make it to the Asian Games. Sandeep Kumari, Sanjeevani Jadhav, Sarita Singh and Dutee Chand were among others to make the cut.
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newsathleticsa year ago

Asian Games 2018 | Our athletes will do better and win more medals this time, says AFI president

AFI President Adille Sumariwalla seemed confident as he stated that the Indian will secure more medals in track and field events in the upcoming Asian Games than the last edition in 2014. Sumariwalla also added that he urged athletes to say no to any form of drugs ahead of selections.
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newsathletics2 years ago

AFI clueless about discus thrower Seema Punia’s whereabouts ahead of CWG

Barely two weeks to go before the Commonwealth Games start and the Athletics Federation of India is still clueless about the whereabouts of discus thrower Seema Punia. The federation has also revealed that they hadn’t given the three-time CWG medalist permission to train on her own.
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newsathletics2 years ago

NADA to dope test discus thrower Seema Punia

Discus thrower Seema Punia will undergo a dope test as she could not be tested during the 22nd Federation Cup National Senior Athletics Championships held between March 5-8 in Patiala. The dope test was postponed as the NADA officials didn’t turn up on the day of the competition.
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newsathletics3 years ago

Olympian Seema Punia draws flak for training in doping-tainted Russia

India's ace discus thrower Seema Punia has attracted the wrath of the Athletics Federation of India after she began her training for the Rio Olympics in Russia. Although Seema said she had informed the federation about her decision, officials pointed that she had not requested their permission.
Prabu Thiruppathy
reportathletics3 years ago

Discus thrower Seema Punia qualifies for Olympics

2014 Asian Games gold medallist Seema Punia qualified for the upcoming Rio Olympics after winning gold at the Pat Young Thrower's Classic in Salinas, California on Sunday. The 32-year-old threw a distance of 62.62 meters in the discus throw event to confirm her place in the quadrennial event.
Arun S Kaimal