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Olympic-bound race walker Goswami tests positive for Covid-19
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Olympic-bound athlete Priyanka Goswami was isolated on Tuesday at the Sports Authority of India training centre in Bengaluru after she tested positive for Covid-19.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Australia pull out of relay Worlds due to Covid-19 fears
Sydney, April 11 (IANS) The organisers of the 2021 World Athletics Relay Championships in Silesia, Poland suffered a setback as Athletics Australia (AA) confirmed on Sunday it is withdrawing its team for the May 1-2 event due to Covid-19 challenges.
2021-04-11
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Athletics
Dutee Chand to get Chhattisgarh Veerni award
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Dutee Chand, the Jakarta Asian Games silver-medalist in 100 and 200 metres will receive Chhattisgarh Veerni Award, it was announced on Thursday.
2021-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Strong Indian squad for World Athletics Relays
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Indian sprinters will finally get to test their form and fitness in a top-notch event after nearly two years when a 20-member squad competes in the World Athletics Relays in Chorzow, Poland on May 1-2.
2021-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
World Athletics launches developmental campaign
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The global governing body in track and field -- World Athletics -- launched 'Global Conversation for the Future of Athletics', a campaign to develop the discipline from 2022 to 2030.
2021-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Chepngetich smashes world half marathon record in Istanbul
Istanbul, April 4 (IANS) Kenya's 26-year-old world marathon champion Ruth Chepngetich shaved 29 seconds from the world record as she emerged winner in the N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon -- an Elite Label road race -- timing a mind-boggling 1:04:02 on Sunday.
2021-04-04
Category: International, Turkey,Sports,Athletics
Istanbul Half Marathon could see world mark get erased
Istanbul, April 3 (IANS) One of the most exclusive races in the distance-running calendar, the N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon --- a World Athletics Elite Label road race, will see the strongest field ever assembled in the event's 16-year history on Sunday, with the spotlight firmly on the duel between the reigning world half-marathon record-holder Kibiwott Kandie and his predecessor Geoffrey Kamworor.
2021-04-03
Category: International, Turkey,Sports,Athletics
Tsegay, Chepkoech, Kandie on cloud nine as 3 world records ratified
Lausanne, April 2 (IANS) Three of the world's top athletes -- Gudaf Tsegay, Beatrice Chepkoech and Kibiwott Kandie -- have reason to cheer in the Olympic season after their world records in women's 1,500m and 5km and men's half-marathon, respectively were ratified by World Athletics (WA), the sport's world governing body.
2021-04-02
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Athletics
SA athlete Semenya makes one last attempt to compete in Tokyo
Cape Town (South Africa), April 2 (IANS) With barely four months to go for the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games, South African athlete Caster Semenya is making a last-ditch attempt to compete in her favourite events --- 400m and 800m --- and has asked Athletics South Africa to lobby on her behalf in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to overturn a World Athletics (WA) decision, which makes it mandatory for her to take testosterone-suppressing medication in order to compete.
2021-04-02
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Athletics,Other Sports
Prominent throwing coach tests positive in Patiala
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) A prominent throwing coach at Patiala's National Institute of Sports (NIS) has tested positive for coronavirus, and that has put athletes he has been training under observation, said a source.
2021-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
SAI pole vault centre in New Delhi in a shambles
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The pole vault setup at the showpiece Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium is in a shambles. A mat borrowed from high jump currently makes up for a proper landing pit. The poor condition of the infrastructure could cause serious injuries to athletes, but no one seems to have noticed the shortcoming.
2021-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Para javelin thrower Antil breaks own world record
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Within 20 days, Haryana's para javelin thrower Sumit Antil has broken the world record twice in the F-64 category.
2021-03-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Para javelin thrower Antil breaks own world record
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Within 20 days, Haryana's para javelin thrower Sumit Antil has broken the world record twice in the F-64 category.
2021-03-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Steeplechaser Dagar operated upon, ruled out for entire year
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) The sporting career of Naveen Dagar, the 2014 Asian Games bronze medallist in 3000 metres steeplechase, has come to a halt temporarily due to multiple fractures in the shinbone of his left leg.
2021-03-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
'Global Conversation' launched about the future of athletics
London, March 22 (IANS) For the first time in the history of World Athletics, the global governing body, it is reaching out to the entire international athletics community to participate in a Global Conversation and contribute insights and feedback that will shape the future direction of the sport for the next decade.
2021-03-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Athletics
Kamalpreet Kaur: India's latest discus throw sensation (Profile)
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Kamalpreet Kaur booked her ticket for the Tokyo Olympic Games after she sent the discus to 65.06 metres in her first and only legal throw at the 24th Federation Cup Senior Athletics Championships held in Patiala.
2021-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Kamalpreet Kaur: India's latest discus throw sensation (Profile)
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Kamalpreet Kaur booked her ticket for the Tokyo Olympic Games after she sent the discus to 65.06 metres in her first and only legal throw at the 24th Federation Cup Senior Athletics Championships held in Patiala.
2021-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Hoping to clear 8.40m this season: Long jumper Sreeshankar
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Long jumper M. Sreesankhar cleared 8.26 metres at the Federation Cup recently to erase the national record and secure a spot at the Tokyo Olympics Games. For the youngster, it was just reward for his passion and love for sports and athletics, honed by calculated and methodical guidance from his parents.
2021-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
China's Yang smashes women's world 20km race walk record
Huangshan (China), March 20 (IANS) Yang Jiayu of China chopped 49 seconds off the women's world record to win the 20km race walk in 1:23:49 seconds at the Chinese Race Walking Championships here on Saturday.
2021-03-20
Category: International, China,Sports,Athletics
Kamalpreet qualifies for Olympics discus event
Patiala, March 19 (IANS) Kamalpreet Kaur's one legal throw in the Federation Cup Senior Athletics Championships on Friday rewrote the women's discus throw national record and earned her a spot in the Olympic Games competition to be held in Tokyo in July this year. Her 65.06m opening effort did the trick for her, producing the fourth national record in five days.
2021-03-19
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
Kipchoge ready for Hamburg Marathon redemption
Nairobi, March 19 (IANS) Kenyan Olympic champion and marathon world record holder Eliud Kipchoge, is hoping to return to the top of the podium at the NN Hamburg Marathon on April 11 to redeem his stature following his shock London defeat last year.
2021-03-19
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Fed Cup: Dhanalakshmi breaks Usha's meet record
Patiala, March 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's S. Dhanalakshmi clocked a meet record in the semi-final of the women's 200 metres in the ongoing 24th National Federation Cup Senior Athletics Championships at Patiala's National Institute of Sports (NIS) here on Thursday.
2021-03-18
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
Fed Cup: Avinash Sable sets national record in steeplechase
Patiala, March 17 (IANS) Avinash Sable of Maharashtra paid the best possible tribute to late coach Nikolai Snesarev by posting a new national record time of 8 minutes 20.20 seconds as he won the men's 3000-metre steeplechase on the third day of the National Federation Cup Senior Athletics Championships at the Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports here on Wednesday.
2021-03-17
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
Fed Cup: Avinash Sable sets national record in steeplechase
Patiala, March 17 (IANS) Avinash Sable of Maharashtra paid the best possible tribute to late coach Nikolai Snesarev by posting a new national record time of 8 minutes 20.20 seconds as he won the men's 3000-metre steeplechase on the third day of the National Federation Cup Senior Athletics Championships at the Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports here on Wednesday.
2021-03-17
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
Fed Cup: Anjali withdraws from women's 400m race
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Haryana sprinter Anjali Devi has pulled out of the women's 400 metres event of the Senior National Federation Cup athletics due to injury. The competition starts on Monday in Patiala.
2021-03-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Federation Cup: Pressure on top athletes to qualify for Olympics
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The pressure will be on India's top athletes to achieve Tokyo Olympic Games qualification standards during the Senior National Federation Cup athletics meet starting on Monday at Patiala's National Institute of Sports.
2021-03-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
High jumper Shankar to skip Federation Cup athletics
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) National high jump record holder Tejaswin Shankar will skip the Senior National Federation Cup athletics meet starting next week in Patiala as it clashes with his National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) indoor season.
2021-03-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
2 Indian athletes test positive for doping: NADA chief
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) Two leading athletes -- one of them an Asian Games medallist - have failed dope tests for performance enhancing drugs, said Navin Aggarwal, director general of the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA), here on Saturday.
2021-03-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Javelin thrower Shivpal pulls out of Fed Cup athletics
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) Olympic-bound javelin thrower Shivpal Singh will watch from the stands the National Senior Federation Cup athletics meet starting on March 15 at Patiala as he is on the injured list.
2021-03-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
2022 Athletics WC to end with women's relay
London, March 9 (IANS) The 2022 World Championship will end with the women's 4x400m relay, World Athletics president Sebastian Coe hassaid.
2021-03-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Athletics
43 years on, Shiv Nath's Indian marathon record remains intact
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) The oldest Indian record in athletics, the men's marathon, has amazingly stood unchallenged for almost 43 years in the name of Shiv Nath Singh. The latest attempt to break it here at the New Delhi Marathon was also futile as the winner, Srinu Bugatha, clocked 2 hours 14 minutes and 59 seconds.
2021-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Sudha gung-ho about qualifying for Olympic marathon on Sunday
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) From sleeping in an 'altitude tent' and running a weekly mileage of 270 kms, Sudha Singh is set to crack the qualification time of the Olympic Games women's marathon at the National Marathon on Sunday.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Sudha gung-ho about qualifying for Olympic marathon on Sunday
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) From sleeping in an 'altitude tent' and running a weekly mileage of 270 kms, Sudha Singh is set to crack the qualification time of the Olympic Games women's marathon at the National Marathon on Sunday.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
India's Belarusian athletics coach passes away
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Belarusian Nikolai Snesarev, who was appointed as India's middle and long-distance coach till September by the Sports Ministry, passed away in his room at Patiala's National Sports Institute (NIS) on Friday. He was 72.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
3rd GP Athletics: Hima runs alone, wins 100m; double for Poovamma
Patiala, March 5 (IANS) Absence of elite women sprinters robbed the sheen off the most glamorous athletics event at the third leg of the Indian Grand Prix (IGP) Athletics event here on Friday, and it was amplified when Assam's Hima Das ran the 100m dash all alone.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
3rd GP Athletics: Hima runs alone, wins 100m; double for Poovamma
Patiala, March 5 (IANS) Absence of elite women sprinters robbed the sheen off the most glamorous athletics event at the third leg of the Indian Grand Prix (IGP) Athletics event here on Friday, and it was amplified when Assam's Hima Das ran the 100m dash all alone.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
Belarussian athletics coach passes away in Patiala
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Belarussian Nikolai Snesarev, who was appointed as a middle and long-distance coach till September by the Sports Ministry, passed away in his room at Patiala's National Sports Institute (NIS) on Friday. He was 72.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Neeraj Chopra sets national record in javelin
Patiala, March 5 (IANS) Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra began the 2021 season with an outstanding performance and a new national mark -- of 88.07 metres -- in the third leg of the one-day Indian Grand Prix meet at Patiala's National Institute of Sports on Friday.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
If pushed, I can do well at national marathon: Army's Rawat
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Army's marathon runner Nitendra Singh Rawat is aiming to go all out in this weekend's National Marathon race here as it is also a Tokyo Olympic qualification event.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Being athlete-mother has not a bar to success in shot circle
London, March 2 (IANS) Just six months after giving birth to her first child, double Olympic champion Dame Valerie Adams snared a silver medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
2021-03-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Athletics
World Athletics Council approves return of Russian body
London, March 1 (IANS) Following detailed work by World Athletics' Russia Taskforce, its independent experts, and Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF), a final plan for the reinstatement of RusAF to membership of World Athletics (WA) was recommended to the World Athletics Council last week, WA said on Monday.
2021-03-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Athletics
World champ para javelin thrower 'skips' anti-doping test
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) World-record holder para-athlete Sandeep Chaudhary could face a problem after he failed to take an out-of-competition dope test when a foreign team of officials reached his room at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here last week, said an official of the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI).
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
I'd rather miss Olympics than take vaccine: Blake
Kingston, March 1 (IANS) Jamaica's two-time Olympic gold medallist sprinter Yohan Blake said that he would rather not participate in the Tokyo Olympics than take a vaccine for Covid-19. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has "encouraged" all athletes travelling for the Games to take a vaccine but it is not compulsory.
2021-03-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Athletics
3,000m steeplechaser Avinash Sable to train under Belarusian coach
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Avinash Sable, national record holder in the men's 3,000m steeplechaser who has qualified for this year's Olympic Games, will train under Belarusian Nikolai Snesarev, a middle and long distance expert, from next month.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Dutee, Hima Das win sprints; Jacob 400m in personal best time (Ld)
Patiala, Feb 25 (IANS) Assam's ace sprinter Hima Das won the women's 200m race while Odisha's Dutee Chand dominated 100m in the second leg of the Indian Grand Prix meet here on Thursday, even as Delhi's Amoj Jacob recorded personal best time to win the men's 400m.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
60m hurdles sexier than a sprint: New world indoor champ Holloway
Madrid, Feb 25 (IANS) Grant Holloway, who eclipsed the 16-year-old world indoor 60m hurdles record at the Villa de Madrid meeting on Wednesday by clocking 7.29 seconds, says his event is sexier than just a regular fast sprint.
2021-02-25
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Athletics
Indian Grand Prix athletics: Dutee, Hima Das win sprints
Patiala, Feb 25 (IANS) Assam's sprint prodigy Hima Das won the women's 200m race while Odisha's Dutee Chand dominated 100m in the second leg of the Indian Grand Prix meet at Patiala's National Institute of Sports here on Thursday.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
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