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Holloway breaks world indoor 60m hurdles record in Madrid
Madrid, Feb 24 (IANS) World champion Grant Holloway eclipsed the long-standing world indoor 60m hurdles record at the Villa de Madrid meeting on Wednesday, clocking 7.29 seconds to secure his overall victory in the World Athletics Indoor Tour.
2021-02-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Athletics
Grand Prix athletics: Javelin thrower Annu keen to book Olympic spot
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh's international javelin thrower Annu Rani is looking forward to a good start to the current competitive season when she steps competes in the second leg of the one-day Indian Grand Prix being held at Patiala's National Institute of Sports on Thursday.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
My focus is on booking Olympic berth, says long jumper Sreeshankar
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Murali Sreeshankar, India's national men's long jump record holder, is geared up to compete in the second leg of the one-day Indian Grand Prix Meet scheduled for Thursday at Patiala's National Institute of Sports (NIS) campus. Sreeshankar is focusing on achieving the 2021 Olympic qualification mark of 8.22m.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Dutee Chand to skip leg of Indian Grand Prix athletics
Patiala, Feb 22 (IANS) Odisha's international sprinter Dutee Chand will skip Thursday's second leg of the one-day Indian Grand Prix Meet at Patiala's National Institute of Sports (NIS) campus due to strict quarantine rules for using the facilities at the NIS, her coach N. Ramesh on Monday.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
2nd GP Athletics: Javelin throwers Chopra, Shivapal to compete
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) India's star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra will be seen in action during the second leg of the one-day Indian Grand Prix athletics meet scheduled on Thursday at Patiala's National Institute of Sports (NIS) campus.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Hajilol, Sonika clinch National Cross Country titles
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Karnataka's Parasappa Madevappa Hajilol and Sonika of Haryana tamed the challenge to win the men's and women's 10km titles at the 55th National Cross Country Championships at the ATF Golf Meadows course in Dera Bassi, near Chandigarh, on Sunday.
2021-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
WADA slams Italian judge for clearing Schwazer of doping
Rome, Feb 19 (IANS) The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Thursday slammed an Italian judge's decision to clear the criminal proceedings against Italian race walker Alex Schwazer.
2021-02-19
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Athletics
GP Athletics: Dutee wins 100m, none could qualify for Olympics
Patiala, Feb 18 (IANS) Odisha's international sprinter Dutee Chand warmed up for a challenging season ahead by winning 100m dash in 11.51 seconds in the first Indian Grand Prix here on Thursday.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
Ayyasamy endures shin pain to win 400m hurdles, eyes Olympics
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's 400 metre hurdles national record holder Dharun Ayyasamy endured pain of shinbone stress fracture to win the 400 metre hurdles title in the inaugural Indian Grand Prix (IGP) athletics at Patiala's National Institute of Sports (NIS) on Thursday.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
North Zone Athletics deferred due to farmers' protest
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The North Zone Athletics Meet, scheduled to commence from February 23 in nearby Meerut, has been postponed due to ongoing farmers' protest in the region, the Uttar Pradesh Athletics Association (UPAA), the organisers, said on Wednesday.
2021-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
15 events in first Indian Grand Prix Athletics on Thursday
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) India's top athletes, including Odisha's international sprinter Dutee Chand, have registered for the inaugural one-day Indian Grand Prix, the first seniors' track and field competition since the outbreak of the pandemic, to be held at the Patiala's National Institute of Sports (NIS) campus on Thursday.
2021-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Kenya's Beatrice Chepkoech sets new world 5km record
Monaco, Feb 15 (IANS) Beatrice Chepkoech of Kenya has set a new 5km road world record, completing the Monaco Run in 14 minutes and 43 seconds.
2021-02-15
Category: International, Monaco,Sports,Athletics
Several stars to miss first Indian Grand Prix athletics
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The 2018 Asian Games 800m champion, Manjeet Singh of Haryana, and 400m national record holder Muhammed Anas are among several leading athletes who are set to skip the upcoming first Indian Grand Prix scheduled to be held at Patiala's National Institute of Sports (NIS). Response to the other events of the competition is also not encouraging, said sources.
2021-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Race Walking National: Rawat (35km), Gurpreet (50km) win gold
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) It was stroll in the park for Uttarakhand's international race walker Manish Singh Rawat as he comfortably won gold medal in the newly introduced 35km event in the eighth National Race Walking Championships in Ranchi on Sunday.
2021-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
World Para Athletics GP: India finish with 23 medals
Dubai, Feb 14 (IANS) Teenaged high jumpers Praveen Kumar and Nishad Kumar produced personal best jumps to take a gold medal each and set new Asian records as curtains came down on the 12th Fazza World Para Athletics Grand Prix here.
2021-02-14
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Athletics
Gurpreet Singh wins 50km race walk event in National C'ships
Ranchi, Feb 14 (IANS) Race walker Gurpreet Singh won the men's 50km race walk event at the 8th National Championships here on Sunday.
2021-02-14
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Athletics
Sandeep, Rahul, Priyanka qualify for World Athletics 2022
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Race walkers Sandeep Kumar, Rahul Kumar and Priyanka Goswami are the first Indian athletes to qualify for the 20km event Oregon World Athletics Championships to be held from July 15 to 24 next year.
2021-02-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Race walking: Sandeep, Rahul, Priyanka qualify for Olympics
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Haryana's international athletes Sandeep Kumar and Rahul Kumar in the men's event and Uttar Pradesh's Priyanka Goswami in the women's category won the 2021 Olympic Games quota places in the 20km event of the eighth National Race Walking Championships held in Ranchi on Saturday.
2021-02-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Sandeep, Rahul, Priyanka qualify for Olympics race walking event
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Haryana's international athletes Sandeep Kumar and Rahul Kumar in the men's event and Uttar Pradesh's Priyanka Goswami in the women's category won the 2021 Olympic Games quota places in the 20km event of the eighth National Race Walking Championships held in Ranchi on Saturday. It was double joy for Priyanka, as she broke the national record with her best effort of the current season.
2021-02-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
World Para Athletics GP: 2 golds among India's 5 medals on Day 2
Dubai, Feb 12 (IANS) Indian para-athletes continued their good show at the 12th Fazza International World Para Athletics Grand Prix winning five medals, including two golds, on the second day of the competitions.
2021-02-12
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Athletics
Race walking meet: Sandeep looks to qualify for Olympics in 20km
New Delhi, Feb (IANS) Haryana's international athlete Sandeep Kumar could achieve Tokyo Olympic qualification time of one hour 21 minutes when he steps on the starting line for the men's 20km competition of eighth National and International Race Walking Championships scheduled to be held in Ranchi on Saturday and Sunday.
2021-02-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
World Para Athletics GP: Devender, Nimisha win gold on opening day
Dubai, Feb 11 (IANS) Para-athletes Devender Kumar and Nimisha Suresh Chakkungalparambil clinched a gold medal each as India started their campaign at the 12th Fazza International Championships - Dubai 2021 World Para Athletics Grand Prix on a strong note, winning six medals on the opening day.
2021-02-11
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Athletics
Even as DSP, Hima Das will keep sprinting for India: Rijiju
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has made it clear that ace sprinter Hima Das -- who will be appointed as the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) in Assam Police -- will "keep running for India" in the future as well.
2021-02-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Gymnastics Olympic qualification All-Around WC series cancelled
Lausanne, Feb 11 (IANS) The All-Around World Cup Series in Artistic Gymnastics, which was part of the Olympic qualification system for the Tokyo Olympic Games has been cancelled, the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) has announced.
2021-02-11
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Athletics
Tsegay comes of age with world indoor 1500m record in Lievin
Lievin (France), Feb 10 (IANS) Ethiopia's Gudaf Tsegay established a new 1,500 metre indoor world record with a time of three minutes 53.09 seconds at the Meeting Hauts-de-France Pas-de-Calais.
2021-02-10
Category: International, France,Sports,Athletics
National Junior Athletics: Devadiga, Ancy win u-20 200m races
Guwahati, Feb 10 (IANS) Abhin Bhaskar Devadiga of Karnataka and Ancy Sojan of Kerala turned in smart running on the bend to claim the under-20 men and women's 200m crowns respectively on the final day of the 36th National Junior Athletics Championships at the Sarusajai Stadium here on Wednesday.
2021-02-10
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Athletics
Dope tests: Out of 1,637 athletes, NADA collects only a few samples
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Having missed the first three days of the 36th National Junior Championships in Guwahati, a National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) team have collected urine samples of only a handful of athletes among the 1,600-plus competitors, targeting only the athletes who have erased national or meet records, and not all the medal winners.
2021-02-10
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Mumbai Marathon on May 30 with limited participation
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) The Tata Mumbai Marathon will be held on May 30, event promoters Procam International have said. The full marathon, half marathon, and 10 kilometre runs will be conducted on ground with limited participation while participants from around the country and abroad can participate via the event's app.
2021-02-10
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Tsegay renews women's world indoor 1,500m record in France
Lievin (France), Feb 10 (IANS) Gudaf Tsegay of Ethiopia improved the women's world indoor 1,500-meter record at the recent World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold meeting in Lievin.
2021-02-10
Category: International, France,Sports,Athletics
Dawar breaks 24-yr-old 5000m national record in u-20 men's section
Guwahati, Feb 8 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh's Sunil Dawar broke a 24-year-old national record when he won the under-20 men's 5000m gold in 14 minutes 13.95 seconds in the National Junior Athletics Championships here on Monday. In completing the 1500m-5000m double, he erased N Gojen Singh's mark of 14:14.48 secs, achieved in the World Junior Championships in Sydney on August 23, 1996.
2021-02-08
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Athletics
Uttarakhand is the new force reckon with in race walking
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Uttrakhand athletes have stamped their authority in endurance events of 36th National Junior Athletics Championships in Guwahati by winning as many as five medals in the race walking events so far.
2021-02-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
National Jr Athletics: Reshma breaks 2nd national record in 2 weeks
Guwahati, Feb 7 (IANS) Uttarakhand's 16-year-old Reshma Patel broke a national record for the second time in a fortnight when she won the girls under-18 5000m event in the 36th National Junior Athletics Championship at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium here today. She clocked 23 minutes 38.57 seconds to go past KT Neena's under-18 record of 24:11.70 set in Bambolim, Goa, in 2014.
2021-02-07
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Athletics
National Jr Athletics: Mor first to be found overage, disqualified
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Haryana 10km race walker Paramdeep Mor on Sunday became the first athlete to be found overage and disqualified in the ongoing National Junior Athletics Championships in Guwahati.
2021-02-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Covid protocol goes for a toss at Guwahati National Jr Athletics
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), created for conducting sports activities as they resume in the aftermath of Covid pandemic, went for a toss as several officials were seen violating the rules on the opening day of the National Junior Athletics Championships in Guwahati on Saturday.
2021-02-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
National Jr Athletics: Ankita, Pavana, Kaler rewrite records
Guwahati, Feb 6 (IANS) Uttarakhand's Ankita Dhyani announced her arrival as a middle and long-distance runner of immense potential by breaking Sunita Rani's National under-20 record in the women's 5000m on the opening day of the 36th National Junior Athletics Championships at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium here today.
2021-02-06
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Athletics
No dope tests as NADA skips national junior athletics meet
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) No samples for dope tests were collected on the first day of the five-day 36th National Junior Athletics Championships in Guwhati on Saturday as National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) was conspicuous by its absence.
2021-02-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Hailu's world under-20 indoor 1,500m record ratified
Monaco, Feb 6 (IANS) Lemlem Hailu's world under-20 indoor 1,500m record of 4:01.57 seconds, set last year, has been ratified, World Athletics announced on Saturday.
2021-02-06
Category: International, Monaco,Sports,Athletics
1,637 athletes to compete in National Junior Athletics (Preview)
Guwahati, Feb 5 (IANS) As many as 1,637 boys and girls are set to compete at the 36th National Junior Athletics Championships beginning here on Saturday, making it the country's single largest sports event since the outbreak of Covid-19 early last year.
2021-02-05
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Athletics
91 athletes found overage on eve of National Junior Athletics
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) As many as 91 athletes were found overage during medical screening on the eve of the five-day 36th National Junior Athletics Championships beginning on Saturday at Guwahati's Indira Gandhi Sports Complex.
2021-02-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Dutee Chand's bid to prepare to qualify for Olympic gets minor jolt
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) Double Asian Games silver medallist sprinter Dutee Chand suffered a minor jolt in her quest to polish skills to qualify for the 2021 Olympic Games as an indoor track event in Almaty, Kazakhstan, was cancelled at the eleventh hour this month.
2021-02-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
No water, food, accommodation for athletes at Junior Nationals
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Athletes who are competing in the National Junior Championships, starting this Saturday in Guwahati, will not be provided even drinking water by the organisers, forget boarding and lodging, due to which some athletes have borrowed money to travel all the way to Assam and compete.
2021-02-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Athletics body chief lauds performances at Jr National Fed Cup
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) is all praise for the overall performance of the competitors during the three-day Junior National Federation Cup that concluded on January 27 in Bhopal.
2021-02-01
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Keely Hodgkinson smashes world U20 indoor 800m record
Vienna (Austria), Jan 31 (IANS) European U18 champion Keely Hodgkinson smashed the world U20 indoor 800m record with a timing of 1:59.03 at the Indoor Track & Field Vienna meeting.
2021-01-31
Category: International, United States,Sports,Athletics
Next month's Federation Cup athletics to serve as Olympic qualifier
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) The 24th edition of the Federation Cup athletics, to be held next month in Patiala, will serve as a qualifier for this year's Tokyo Olympics, the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) said on Friday.
2021-01-29
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
With eye on Olympic medal, Padma Shri Sudha 'shuns' family for glory (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Long distance runner Sudha Singh, who was picked for the Padma Shri in the 2021 honours' list, is so fiercely focussed on her dream of winning an Olympic medal that she hasn't visited home in Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh, for well over a year -- and has been training in national camp.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Amit Khatri rewrites national u-20 record in 10,000m race walk
Bhopal, Jan 27 (IANS) Haryana's Amit Khatri broke the under-20 national record to take the 10,000m race walk title as the 18th u-20 Federation Cup drew to a close on Wednesday at the TT Nagar Stadium.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,Sports,Athletics
Under-20 Fed Cup: Reshma erases 10,000m race walk national record
Bhopal, Jan 26 (IANS) Reshma Patel marked her 10,000m race walk debut with a national under-20 record, c;ocking 48 minutes and 25.90 seconds, on the second day of the National Federation Cup Junior Under-20 Athletics Championships here on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,Sports,Athletics
AFI announces certification course district technical officials
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Athletics Federation of India (AFI) announced the setting up of a certification course for more than 2,100 district technical officials. The AFI said that it aims to have 10,000 such district technical officials across the country in the next five years.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Burkina Faso's Zango smashes world indoor triple jump record
Paris, Jan 17 (IANS) Burkina Faso athlete Hugues Fabrice Zango produced the first standout athletics moment of 2021 by leaping to a new indoor triple jump world record of 18.07 metres.
2021-01-17
Category: International, France,Sports,Athletics
Burkina Faso's Zango breaks world indoor triple jump record
Aubiere (France), Jan 16 (IANS) World bronze medallist Hugues Fabrice Zango produced the first standout athletics moment of the year by sailing to a world indoor triple jump record of 18.07 metres here on Saturday (16). The record is subject to the usual ratification procedure.
2021-01-16
Category: International, France,Sports,Athletics