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Kamalpreet Kaur tests positive for banned substance, could be jailed for four years

The Athletics Integrity Unit has provisionally barred top Indian discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur after she tested positive for a prohibited drug. If proven guilty, Kaur, who made it to the finals of women's discus at Tokyo Olympics 2020, risks a potential four-year prison sentence.
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newsathletics3 months ago

Tokyo gold medalist Neeraj Chopra nominated for Laureus Breakthrough of the Year award 2022

India's Neeraj Chopra has been nominated for the coveted Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year 2022 award for his historic gold medal victory in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. He is just the third Indian to be nominated for a Laureus Award, following wrestler Vinesh Phogat and Sachin Tendulkar.
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newsathletics6 months ago

Neeraj Chopra confident of breaching the 90m mark soon

Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Neeraj Chopra is hopeful of crossing the 90m in the javelin, as he returns to training once again, after his historic feat back in August. The Haryana lad had cliched the historic medal with a throw of 87.58m a little short of his personal best mark of 88.07m.
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newsathletics6 months ago

Neeraj Chopra says no to biopic, says has a lot more to achieve

Tokyo Olympic gold medalist in javelin, Neeraj Chopra does not want a biopic on him, just as yet. The 23-year-old from Haryana feels that his job is not yet done and he wants to focus on winning more medals for the country on the biggest stage, and a movie on his life can wait.  
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newsathletics7 months ago

Sprinter Hima Das tests negative for Covid-19

Hima Das has finally tested negative for Covid-19, the athlete from Assam announced on Twitter. The 21-year-old has had forgettable last few months, as she missed the Olympics after picking up a hamstring injury, and upon her return to NIS Patiala, she had contracted Covid-19 as well.
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newsathletics7 months ago

Neeraj Chopra resumes practice, two-and-a-half months after Tokyo triumph

2020 Tokyo Olympics gold medallist Neeraj Chopra resumed his training, two months after his historic feat, at the National Institute of Sports, in Patiala. The Indian will be defending his Commonwealth Games and Asian Games titles next year, along with an eye on the world championships.
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newsathletics7 months ago

Rainy conditions affected my throws at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, recalls Kamalpreet Kaur

Kamalpreet Kaur revealed that the rainy conditions during the final at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics stopped her from giving her best shot. Even though the Indian qualified for the final with a great throw and raised the expectations, she finished sixth in the medal event with a best throw of 63.70m.
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newsathletics7 months ago

Discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur wants to lay emphasis on training in wet conditions

Kamalpreet Kaur impressed one and all at the Olympics, in the women's discus throw event, but still fell considerably short of a medal in Tokyo. Now that the tournament is over, Kaur is already looking at the two areas she wants to improve upon, and increase her chances of winning a medal.
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newsathletics7 months ago

Cut off my long hair as it was hampering my concentration, reveals Neeraj Chopra

Neeraj Chopra recently revealed that he chopped off his long hair just ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as it constantly kept falling on his eyes and it hampered his concentration. The track and field athlete claimed a gold medal with a throw of 87.58m at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
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newsathletics8 months ago

AFI president opens up on javelin coach Uwe Hohn sacking, says athletes didn't want to train with him

Javelin coach Uwe Hohn was sacked from the position after the Tokyo Olympics, as other Indian throwers - Annu Rani and Shivpal - failed to make an impact in the Games. AFI president Adille Sumariwala has opened up about the whole issue and said that the sacking was purely on non-performance.
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