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Trust yourself, never give up: Relay Olympians Shubha, Dhanalakshmi's motto
Bengaluru, July 20 (IANS) Shubha Venkateshan, and Dhanalakshmi Shekar, representing India in the 4x400 relay event at Tokyo Olympics, are scheduled to board the plane on July 23.
2021-07-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Athletics
Olympic countdown: Van Niekerk, Shaunae Miller chase second gold in 400m
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) While the focus in the Olympics has always been on 100m -- the blue riband of all competitions -- and 200 metres, the 400m is no less glamorous given that some of the biggest names have competed in the event and cornered glory.
2021-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Athletics
Kenyan Olympic sprinter Kishoiyan banned for 4 yrs for doping
Nairobi, July 14 (IANS) Kenyan sprinter and two-time Olympian Alphas Kishoiyan has been banned for four years by the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) for the presence of prohibited substance, nandrolone, in his system.
2021-07-14
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Tokyo-bound 'Gundur Express' Dhanalakshmi enroute breaks 'Payyoli Express' record
Chennai, July 14 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's `Gundur Express' is all set to board the flight to Tokyo Olympics after breaking the speed record held by the `Payyoli Express'.
2021-07-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Athletics
Chopra confident of Tokyo performance despite disrupted preparations
Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) Despite his preparations being disrupted by an injury and COVID-19 restrictions, star Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra is confident of putting up his best performance at the Tokyo Olympics, starting on July 23.
2021-07-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Athletics
Subha Venkatesan: Example of catch them young so others can't catch up on track
Chennai, July 9 (IANS) Twenty one year old Subha Venkatesan from Tamil Nadu's Tiruchirappalli is one classic example to the philosophy of sporting tracks 'catch them young so that other runners can't catch up with them'.
2021-07-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Athletics
Olympic bound Revathi: Sprinting away from poverty
Chennai, July 8 (IANS) When 23-year old Tamil Nadu sprinter and the Tokyo Olympic bound V.Revathi went to the dining hall at the Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports, Patiala for the first time she saw almonds and pista.
2021-07-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Athletics
Constable Naganathan: No thief can outrun this Olympic bound athlete
Chennai, July 7 (IANS) No ordinary thief can outrun this city police constable. If a thief outran this city police constable then one will have to conclude that the former is an Olympic Games material.
2021-07-07
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Athletics
Olympic countdown: Five-member athlete army from TN to Tokyo
Chennai, July 6 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Athletic Association (TNAA) is upbeat with five athletes from the state finding berths in the Indian Olympic team.
2021-07-06
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Athletics
Olympic countdown: Born in farmers' family, Bhawna Jat fights odds to qualify for Tokyo
Jaipur, July 6 (IANS) Bhawna Jat, coming from a farmer's family in Rajasthan's Rajsamand region, will be representing India in the 20km race walk event at the Tokyo Olympics.
2021-07-06
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Athletics
AFI picks 26 including Neeraj Chopra for Tokyo Olympics
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) India's star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra is prominent in the 26-member squad announced by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) for the Tokyo Olympic Games to be held from July 23 to August 8.
2021-07-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
400m runner Poovamma quits national camp
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) India's leading women's 400m runner MR Poovamma has quit the national camp in Patiala due to an injury, said a source late on Sunday evening.
2021-07-04
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
The heart-breaking story of 5,000m runner Parul missing Olympics
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) No one comes as close to missing qualifying for the Olympic Games as ace 5,000 metres runner Parul Chaudhary did -- by a solitary ranking spot, after the Covid-stricken Uttar Pradesh athlete failed to crack the qualification timing.
2021-07-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Namibia's 'speed queens' to miss 400m Olympic race
Windhoek, July 2 (IANS) The dream of Namibia's two sprinting queens, Christine Mboma and Beatrice Masilingi, of competing in the 400m Olympic events were shattered after they were ruled not eligible by World Athletics.
2021-07-02
Category: International, Namibia,Sports,Athletics
Warholm breaks 29-year old 400m hurdles world record
Oslo, July 2 (IANS) Norwegian star Karsten Warholm clocked 46.70 seconds in men's 400 metres hurdles to smash Kevin Young's long standing world record of 46.78 secs at the Bislett Games, which is also the fourth Diamond League, here on late Thursday night.
2021-07-02
Category: International, Norway,Sports,Athletics
Athletics Integrity Unit acknowledges CAS verdict on Salwa
Monaco, July 1 (IANS) While acknowledging the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) verdict on a two-year suspension of Bahrain's 400m runner Salwa Eid Naser for whereabouts failure in 2019, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has emphasised that the whereabouts clause is an important tool of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and that it shouldn't be ignored by athletes.
2021-07-01
Category: International, Monaco,Sports,Athletics
Discus thrower Seema books Olympic berth
Patiala, June 29 (IANS) Discus thrower Seema Punia, bronze medallist at the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games, booked her ticket for the Tokyo Olympic Games with a gold medal-winning throw of a 63.72m meters on the concluding day of the National Inter-State Athletics Championships here on Tuesday.
2021-06-29
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
Saroj's gold medal effort not good enough for Olympics
Patiala, June 28 (IANS) The 2017 Asian champion Ajay Kumar Saroj's chances of making cut for the Tokyo Olympic Games evaporated as his gold medal-winning time of 3 minutes 42.55 seconds in men's 1500 metres fell short of Olympic qualification time of 3 minutes 35 seconds, at the National Inter-State Athletics Championships here on Monday.
2021-06-28
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
Olympic-bound Toor wins gold, sets record in Inter-State Athletics
Patiala, June 28 (IANS) Olympic-bound Tajinderpal Singh Toor won gold and set a meet record in men's shot put with a throw of 21.10 metres at the National Inter-State Athletics Championships here on Monday.
2021-06-28
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
When Milkha's Pak competitor was taken as prisoner of war in 1971
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) One of Pakistan's most celebrated sprinters, Abdul Khaliq -- who created history by winning the 1954 Manila Asian Games sprint gold in record time but lost a much-hyped race with Indian legend Milkha Singh at Lahore in 1960 -- was a prisoner of war (PoW) following the India-Pakistan war in 1971.
2021-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
800m men, women runners lose last chance to qualify for Olympics
Patiala, June 27 (IANS) Manjeet Singh, the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games men's 800 metres champion, and others failed to avail the last chance to qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Games at the National Inter State Athletics Championships here on Sunday.
2021-06-27
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
Chopra bags javelin bronze at Kuortane Games
Kuortane (Finland), June 26 (IANS) Star Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra hurled the spear to a distance of 86.79 meters for bronze at the Kuortane Games here on Saturday.
2021-06-26
Category: International, Finland,Sports,Athletics
Gurindervir shatters 100m meet record in Inter-State Athletics
Patiala, June 26 (IANS) Punjab's Gurindervir Singh won the men's 100 metres dash with a meet record of 10.27 seconds at the National Inter-State Athletics Championships here on Saturday.
2021-06-26
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
Dutee Chand's Olympic hopes hang by a thread
Patiala, June 26 (IANS) Star sprinter Dutee Chand's hopes of cracking Tokyo Olympic qualification time of 11.15 seconds in the women's 100 metres final at the National Inter-State Athletics Championships on Saturday may get dashed after she strained her left quadriceps muscles in the morning session.
2021-06-26
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
Mo Farah fails to qualify for Tokyo Olympics
Manchester, June 26 (IANS) Long-distance Olympic champion Mo Farah's chances of competing at the Tokyo Olympics disappeared as one of the most successful British athletes failed once again to achieve the qualification time of 27min 28sec at the specially-arranged race at the British Athletics Championships.
2021-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Athletics
Olympics: Men's 4x400m relay team improves chances of qualifying
Patiala, June 25 (IANS) Indian men's 4x400m relay team on Friday enhanced its chances of qualifying for the next month's Tokyo Olympic Games by clocking 3 minutes 01.89 seconds on the opening day of the National Inter-State Athletics Championships here.
2021-06-25
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
Bharatsinh wins gold in 10,000 metres
Patiala, June 25 (IANS) Vikram Bharatsinh of Madhya Pradesh won gold in men's 10,000 metres on the opening day of the National Inter State Athletics Championships here on Friday.
2021-06-25
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
Chinese sprinters better men's 4x200m Asian record
Chongqing (China), June 24 (IANS) An eastern Chinese province Shandong team reset the Asian record in the men's 4x200 meters relay at 2021 Chinese National Athletics Championships here on Thursday.
2021-06-24
Category: International, China,Sports,Athletics
Two Sri Lankans to compete in India's Inter-State Athletics
Patiala, June 24 (IANS) Sri Lanka's middle-distance runner Nimali Waliwarsha and sprinter Nadeesha Ramanayake are among the prominent athletes will compete in the five-day National Inter State Athletics Championships starting here on Friday.
2021-06-24
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
Last chance to qualify for Olympic: Spotlight on men's, women's relays
Patiala, June 24 (IANS) The spotlight will be on the women's 4x100m and men's 4x400m relay squads at the five-day National Inter-State Championships starting here on Friday. This will be the last chance for athletes to make the cut for the Tokyo Olympic Games before the June 29 deadline.
2021-06-24
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
Javelin ace Chopra to compete in Kuortane Games on Friday
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Ace javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra will be part of a highly competitive field at the Kuortane Games on Friday in Finland in a bid to further boost his confidence ahead of next month's Tokyo Olympic Games.
2021-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Former Ukrainian athletics coach of India Ogorodnik dead
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Ukrainian Yuriy Ogorodnik, who was associated with India as an athletics coach for nearly two decades, died in Kharkiv on Monday. He was 84.
2021-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Toor qualifies for Olympics in shot put with Asian record throw
Patiala, June 21 (IANS) India's Tajinderpal Singh Toor, the reigning Asian Games champion in men's shot put, has qualified for Tokyo Olympic Games with an Asian record throw of 21.49m in the Indian Grand Prix IV here on Monday.
2021-06-21
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
Dutee powers India A to win with national record in Indian GP relay
Patiala, June 21 (IANS) Dutee Chand anchored India A women's 4x100m relay team to gold medal with a national record of 43.37 seconds in the one-day Indian Grand Prix IV here on Monday.
2021-06-21
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
High jumper Shankar's last chance to qualify for Olympic Games
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Tejaswin Shankar, India's high jump national record holder, has dashed down from the USA to India with the sole aim of qualifying for the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games. He will get one last opportunity to do that at the National Inter-State Athletics Championships starting on Friday in Patiala. 
2021-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Indian GP IV: Maldives teams to compete in relay races
Patiala, June 20 (IANS) Maldives athletes will compete in the men's and women's relay competitions of the one-day Indian Grand Prix IV scheduled for Monday here.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
Athletics GP IV: Only 7, including Dutee, to race in 100m (Preview Women)
Patiala, June 20 (IANS) Ace sprinter Dutee Chand and Daneshwari A.T. will battle it out for supremacy in women's 100 meters in the Indian Grand Prix IV scheduled to be held here on Monday.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
Indian Grand Prix IV: Entries of 16 athletes rejected
Patiala, June 20 (IANS) Entries of as many as 16 athletes, including five in men's 1,500 meters event, have been rejected by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) for the Indian Grand Prix IV, an Olympic qualification competition, here on Monday.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
Several top athletes to miss Monday's Indian GP IV (Preview men's)
Patiala, June 20 (IANS) Muhammed Anas, the national 400m record holder, and Noah Nirmal Tom will be the notable absentees from the individual 400m race of the one-day Indian Grand Prix IV to be held here on Monday.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
'You cannot stop', Milkhaji once told me: India goalkeeper Sandhu
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) India football team goalkeeper Gurpreet Sandhu recollected an "unforgettable" memory with athletics legend Milkha Singh, who passed away at the PGI Hospital in Chandigarh after a prolonged battle with Covid-19 late on Friday night.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football,Athletics
When Milkh's name in Arjuna Awards' list created a furore
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Athletics legend Milkha Singh had the courage to speak up against the system when his name was included in the list of Arjuna Award for lifetime contribution to sports in 2001.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
American Crouser breaks 31-year-old shot put world record
Eugene, June 19 (IANS) Olympic champion Ryan Crouser broke the 31-year-old world record of Randy Barnes in men's shot put at the US Olympic Trials, recording a throw of 23.37 metres here.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United States,Sports,Athletics
Milkha's mantra: Cross-country running, climbing hill with stones
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The secret behind late Milkha Singh's consistent performances at international level in 400m races was cross-country running which he did while building up for main competitions during his time in the Indian Army.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
City administration let Milkha down on synthetic track
Chandigarh, June 19 (IANS) Milkha Singh's efforts for a synthetic running track in the city went in vain as his proposal, which he had made during his 21-year tenure as head of Chandigarh athletics body, couldn't see the light of day due to apathy from administration.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
Dinner invite from Milkha invaluable, says man who broke his record
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Former athlete Paramjeet Singh said he was honoured to be invited by Milkha Singh for dinner at his residence in Chandigarh after he broke the legend's 38-year-old national record in 400 metres at a domestic meet in 1998.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Milkha wanted to see an Indian win Olympic athletics medal
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Sprint king Milkha Singh, who missed an Olympic medal by a whisker 60 years ago, wanted to see an Indian win an Olympic medal in athletics -- a dream that remained unfulfilled.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Milkha's cremation in Chandigarh at 5pm with state honours
Chandigarh, June 19 (IANS) Tributes have been pouring across the globe as legendary Indian athlete Milkha Singh, 91, whose 400 metres Indian national record stood for 38 years and the 400 metres Asian record for 26 years, died at the age of 91 after a long battle with COVID-19 on Friday night.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
Milkha Singh: The 'Flying Sikh' no one could catch (Profile)
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) A glimpse into the stupendous athletics career of legendary Milkha Singh, who passed away on Friday aged 91, can be had from this mind boggling fact: his 400 metres Indian national record stood for 38 years and the 400m Asian record for 26 years. In 1960 in Rome, he came closest to winning an individual Olympic Games medal as an Indian, in 400m, eventually finishing fourth in a photo finish.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Legendary athlete Milkha Singh passes away at 91
Chandigarh, June 19 (IANS) Legendary Indian athlete Milkha Singh, popularly known as 'Flying Sikh, passed away in a local hospital here at 11.30 p.m. on Friday, said a statement from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, where he was being treated for Covid-related complications.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
Legendary athlete Milkha Singh dead
Chandigarh, June 19 (IANS) Legendary Indian athlete Milkha Singh, 91, passed away in a local hospital here at 11.30 pm on Friday, said a statement from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, where he was being treated for Covid-related complications.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics