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Indonesia Open: Sindhu, Satwik-Chirag enter semis, Praneeth bows out (Ld)
Bali, Nov 26 (IANS) Two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu and men's doubles duo of Chirag Shetty-Satwiksairaj Rankireddy entered the semi-finals of the 2021 Indonesia Open after winning their respective matches, here on Friday.
2021-11-26
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Athletics
India sprinter Hima Das recovers from Covid-19
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Ace Indian sprinter Hima Das on Thursday announced that she has tested negative for Covid-19, one week after contracting the virus.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Ethiopian, Kenyan runners win Amsterdam Marathon in course records
The Hague (Netherlands), Oct 17 (IANS) Ethiopian Tamira Tola and Kenyan Angela Tanui grabbed victories in the 45th Amsterdam Marathon on Sunday with course records in the men's and women's race respectively.
2021-10-17
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Athletics
World record holder athlete Tirop dead in apparent stabbing in Kenya
Nairobi, Oct 14 (IANS) The world athletics community was in shock on Thursday as reports emerged from Kenya of the death of World 10,000m bronze medallist Agnes Tirop, who was found dead at her home in an apparent stabbing incident.
2021-10-14
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
India sprinter Hima Das tests COVID-19 positive
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Ace Indian athlete Hima Das on Wednesday revealed that she has tested COVID-19 positive but is stable in isolation.
2021-10-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Harmilan, Aishwarya claim golden doubles in National Open Athletics
Warangal, Sep 18 (IANS) Harmilan Kaur Bains (Punjab) completed the women's middle-distance double while Railway's B. Aishwarya achieved the same feat in women's horizontal jumps at the 60th National Open Athletics Championships at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Saturday.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Athletics
Parul wins steeplechase with personal best in National Open athletics
Warangal, Sep 17 (IANS) Parul Chaudhary of Railways overcame a tough challenge from Maharashtra's Komal Chandrakant Jagdale to win the women's 3000m Steeplechase in the 60th National Open Athletics Championships at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Hanamkonda here on Thursday.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Athletics
National Open Athletics: Harmilan Kaur sets national record in 1500m
Warangal (A.P.), Sep 16 (IANS) Punjab's Harmilan Kaur Bains stole the thunder from the sprinters by breaking Sunita Rani's long-standing national record in the 1500 metres on the second day of the 60th National Open Athletics Championships in the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Hanamkonda here on Thursday.
2021-09-16
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Athletics
Paralympics: Praveen Kumar wins silver in men's high jump T64
Tokyo, Sep 3 (IANS) Praveen Kumar bagged a silver medal for India in the Men's High Jump T64 with an Asian Record to boot at the Tokyo Paralympic Games here on Friday.
2021-09-03
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
Army names stadium in Pune after Neeraj Chopra
Mumbai, Aug 27 (IANS) The Indian Army on Friday felicitated Subedar Neeraj Chopra for winning gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics by naming a stadium at the Army Sports Institute, Pune Cantt in his honour.
2021-08-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Athletics
Neeraj ends 2021 season, aims to come back stronger next year
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra on Thursday said that he has decided to end his 2021 competition season because of 'the packed travel schedule and a bout of illness' upon his return from Tokyo.
2021-08-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Sports teaches us to be together: Chopra trashes javelin controversy
Panipat, Aug 26 (IANS) India's first-ever gold medallist in athletics at the Olympics, Neeraj Chopra, has trashed claims that Pakistan's Arshad Nadeem was tampering with his javelin before his first throw in the final at the Tokyo Olympics on August 7.
2021-08-26
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Athletics
Paralympians carry hopes of nation to Tokyo
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Four para-athletes set off to join the Indian campaign at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) partner and accessibility pioneer Svayam is ensuring a safe and dignified commute for the participating sportspersons in Delhi NCR.
2021-08-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
World Athletics U20: Shaili wins silver in long jump
Nairobi, Aug 22 (IANS) India's Shaili Singh bagged a silver medal with a superb leap of 6.59 metres, missing the gold medal agonizingly by a mere 1 centimetre in womens long jump, as the country ended its campaign in World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya, on Sunday, with two silver and one bronze medal. This is India's best-ever performance in the junior world championships.
2021-08-22
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
World Athletics U20: Shaili wins silver in long jump
Nairobi, Aug 22 (IANS) India's Shaili Singh improved on her personal best of 6.48 metres with a superb effort of 6.59 in the womens long jump final but lost out on the gold medal by an agonizing one centimetre on the final day of competitions at the World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya, on Sunday.
2021-08-22
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Thompson-Herah runs second fastest-ever women's 100m
Eugene (USA), Aug 22 (IANS) Two-time Olympic 100m champion Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica ran a stupendous 100m race, clocking 10.54 seconds at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Eugene, Oregon. That was the second fastest time ever in the history of 100m racing -- just short of the 10.49 clocked by American Florence Griffith-Joyner in 1988.
2021-08-22
Category: International, United States,Sports,Athletics
Continue with the good work, Neeraj Chopra tells race walker Khatri
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Tokyo Olympics javelin throw gold medallist Neeraj Chopra has advised Amit Khatri, who won silver in the men's 10,000m race walk event at the World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi on Saturday, to keep coming up with similar good performances for the country.
2021-08-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Athletics
World U20 Athletics: Priya Mohan finishes fourth in 400m final
Nairobi, Aug 21 (IANS) India's Priya Mohan came up with her personal best but had to be satisfied with the fourth place in the women's 400m at the World Athletics U-20 Championships here on Saturday.
2021-08-21
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Rana finishes fifth in javelin throw in World Athletics U20 Championships
Nairobi, Aug 20 (IANS) While Shaili Singh maintained India's hopes of more medals at the World Athletics U20 Championships by reaching women's long jump final, javelin thrower Ajai Raj Singh Rana came close to the medals but eventually had to be satisfied with a fifth-place finish on Friday.
2021-08-20
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Nambiar, PT Usha's coach, dies aged 89
Kochi, Aug 19 (IANS) O.M. Nambiar, the coach who trained and guided legendary sprinter P.T. Usha to international glory, died on Thursday, aged 89.
2021-08-19
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Athletics
Bahrain's Asiad medallist suspended provisionally for doping violation
Monaco, Aug 19 (IANS) Bahrain marathon runner El Hassan El Abbassi, the Asian Games 10,000m gold medallist from Incheon, South Korea in 2014, has been provisionally suspended following an adverse analytical finding for homologous blood transfusion -- collecting and infusing blood from a compatible donor.
2021-08-19
Category: International, Monaco,Sports,Athletics
This is your moment to shine, Seb Coe tells Indian athletes after 4x400 mixed relay team wins bronze
Nairobi, Aug 19 (IANS) World Athletics Chief Seb Coe has congratulated the 4x400m mixed relay team for winning a bronze medal while addressing the Indian contingent on the sidelines of the U20 World Athletics Championships in Nairobi, Kenya.
2021-08-19
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
This is just the beginning; Neeraj Chopra
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) India's first-ever gold medallist in track and field in the Olympics, Neeraj Chopra, on Sunday expressed his joy after attending the 75th Independence Day celebrations at Red Fort, saying "it feels great" that the entire nation is proud of the history that was made in Tokyo.
2021-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Kipchoge's success at Tokyo 2020 reaffirms Kenyan dominance in marathon
Nairobi, Aug 11 (IANS) Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge, who defeated a world class field to retain his Olympic marathon title at the Tokyo 2020 Games, has cemented his legacy as the undisputed Greatest of All Time (GOAT) at the distance. His success also continues the dominance of Kenyans in ultimate distance running.
2021-08-11
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Army Chief greets Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, who created history by winning India's first gold medal in a track and field event at the Olympics in Tokyo, was greeted by Indian Army chief General M.M. Naravane after he came to the South Block at Raisina Hill on Tuesday.
2021-08-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Defence/Security,Athletics,Other Sports
Biopic can wait, want to focus on the game for now: Neeraj Chopra (Interview)
Tokyo, Aug 9 (IANS) Neeraj Chopra, who made history on Saturday by winning India's first-ever gold medal in athletics at the Olympics, is now setting sight on next year's Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and the World Championships. Excerpts from an interview with the star Indian athlete:
2021-08-09
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
Olympics: Feats in track & field beyond Chopra's historic gold
Tokyo, Aug 9 (IANS) While Neeraj Chopra's success in getting India their first-ever Olympic medal in athletics, and that too a gold, was the highlight of the Tokyo 2020 Games for Indian fans, there were other achievements that also made news. Here's a look at them:
2021-08-09
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
Golden boy Chopra calls up former coach, his modesty appreciated
Bengaluru, Aug 9 (IANS) Despite being inundated with accolades for winning India's first Olympic gold medal in athletics, javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra didn't forget to call his coach to express gratitude.
2021-08-09
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Athletics
Olympian Dhanalakshmi breaks down after learning of sister's death
Chennai, Aug 8 (IANS) Dhanalakshmi Sekhar, who was a member of the Indian mixed relay team of 4x400 m at the Tokyo Olympics, was inconsolable on her return to her native Tiruchirappalli as she came to know of the passing away of her sister due to illness.
2021-08-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Athletics
Karnataka announces Rs 10 lakh for Chopra's former coach Naik
Bengaluru, Aug 8 (IANS) Karnataka on Sunday announced a Rs 10 lakh award for former national javelin coach Kashinath Naik, who was also one of the trainers of Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra.
2021-08-08
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Athletics
PT Usha: Scouting raw talent is must for exceeding performance in Athletics
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 8 (IANS) Pilavullakandi Thekkeparambil Usha or P.T. Usha is a name synonymous with Indian athletics. The 'Payyoli Express' as she was fondly known during her athletic career, was a raw talent picked by the great coach O.M. Nambiar from Payyoli village in northern Kerala. She is one of the greatest athletes produced by the country and in the Los Angeles Olympics of 1984, Usha missed a medal by a whisker in the 400 m women hurdles competition, reaching fourth, bringing in a heartbreak to the Indian population.
2021-08-08
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Athletics
Olympics: USA wins women's 4x400m relay gold at Tokyo
Tokyo, Aug 7 (IANS) Team USA won the women's 4x400m relay gold with a big margin at the Tokyo Olympic Games here on Saturday.
2021-08-07
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
Focussed on my throws to stave off pressure: Chopra
Mumbai, Aug 7 (IANS) As he got ready for his first throw in the final, javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra was conscious of the fact that India had never won an Olympic medal in athletics and neither had it claimed a gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics and that he was the last hope for the country on Saturday. But he says this did not add to the pressure and he could focus on winning the gold medal.
2021-08-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Athletics
Golden boy Neeraj Chopra, a fashionista in making
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Athlete Neeraj Chopra is being hailed for winning India's first gold medal in the track and field event. He achieved this feat in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics. However, it seems like he also needs to be hailed for not just his sport but his fashion sense too.
2021-08-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
BCCI announces Rs 1cr award for Chopra, Rs 1.25cr for hockey team
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) The Indian cricket board has announced a cash award of Rs 1 crore for Neeraj Chopra, who won India's first-ever athletics gold medal in Olympic history. It also set aside an award of Rs 1.25 crore for the Indian hockey team that won bronze medal at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.
2021-08-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,Athletics
Javelin master Hohn and his imprint in Neeraj Chopra's golden effort
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) One of the world's all-time great javelin throwers, Germany's Uwe Hohn, would be mightily pleased with Neeraj Chopra's performance at the Tokyo Olympic Games where the Indian won the gold medal with a monstrous throw of 87.58 metres.
2021-08-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
CSK announces Rs 1 crore award, jersey No. 8758 in Chopra's honour
Chennai, Aug 7 (IANS) Indian Premier League's Chennai Super Kings (CSK) franchise has announced a cash award of Rs 1 crore for Neeraj Chopra, who won gold medal in the men's javelin competition of the Tokyo Olympic Games on Saturday. The franchise also promised to create a special jersey in his honour.
2021-08-07
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket,Athletics
Pak javelin thrower Nadeem congratulates role model Chopra
Tokyo, Aug 7 (IANS) Pakistan's Arshad Nadeem, who finished fifth in Olympic men's javelin throw, congratulated India's Neeraj Chopra on winning gold medal in Saturday's competition and also apologised to his nation for not fulfulling their hopes of a medal.
2021-08-07
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
Gavaskar celebrates Chopra's gold with jig, jalebis
Nottingham, Aug 7 (IANS) Former India cricket captain and opener Sunil Gavaskar celebrated javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra's historic gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics with jalebis and a jig on Bollywood song, "Mere Desh Ki Dharti Sona Ugle, Ugle Heeray Moti" while commentating on the first Test between India and England at the Trent Bridge here on Saturday.
2021-08-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket,Athletics
Neeraj Chopra will inspire generations, says Odisha CM
Bhubaneswar, Aug 7 (IANS) Congratulating Neeraj Chopra for his historic win at Tokyo Olympics, Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik said he will inspire generations.
2021-08-07
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Athletics
Neeraj's village erupts into celebrations, chants 'Chak De India'
Chandigarh, Aug 7 (IANS) The non-descript Khandra village in Haryana's Panipat district erupted into celebrations when the news flashed that its talented son, Subedar Neeraj Chopra, VSM, had become the first Indian track and field athlete to win a medal (that too a gold) at the Olympics since the time India officially gained entry into the Games in 1928.
2021-08-07
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
Olympics: India overjoyed after Neeraj Chopra wins gold in Tokyo
Tokyo, Aug 7 (IANS) Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra on Saturday fetched India its first-ever gold medal in athletics at the Olympics.
2021-08-07
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
Neeraj Chopra bags India's first-ever athletics gold in Olympics
Tokyo, Aug 7 (IANS) Neeraj Chopra on Saturday made history by becoming the first Indian to win gold medal in athletics at Olympic Games when he clinched first position at Tokyo 2020 with a throw of 87.58 metres in javelin competition.
2021-08-07
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
Neeraj Chopra wins India's first-ever athletics gold in Olympics
Tokyo, Aug 7 (IANS) Neeraj Chopra on Saturday made history by becoming the first Indian to win gold medal in athletics at Olympic Games when he clinched first position at Tokyo 2020 with a throw of 87.58 metres in the javelin competition.
2021-08-07
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
Olympics: Allyson Felix hunts down record 10th medal
Tokyo, Aug 6 (IANS) American sprinter Allyson Felix sprinted to bronze medal in 400 metres on Friday to win her 10th career Olympic medal and become the most decorated woman in track events of the quadrennial Games.
2021-08-06
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
Olympics: Italy claims men's 4x100m relay gold
Tokyo, Aug 6 (IANS) Newly-crowned men's 100m champion Lamont Marcell Jacobs won his second gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday as Italy won the men's 4x100m relay title with a strong finish.
2021-08-06
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
Olympics: Race walkers fail to replicate their best in Tokyo
Tokyo, Aug 5 (IANS) All the three Indians failed to come up with their best performance in the 20km race walk in the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday with Sandeep Kumar placed the best with a timing of 1 hour 25.07 seconds.
2021-08-05
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
Olympics: Kamalpreet finishes sixth in discus throw, Valarie Allman wins gold
Tokyo, Aug 2 (IANS) Indian discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur has finished a commendable sixth in the final of the women's discus throw final at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday. Kamalpreet, on her Olympics debut, had a throw of 63.70m to be placed sixth.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
Olympics: Italian and Qatari say no to jump-off, share high jump gold
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) The men's high jump gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics was on Sunday shared by an Italian and Qatari athlete, both deciding not to participate in a tie-breaking jump-off after they cleared the same height.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
Italian job: Jacobs the surprise winner of men's Olympics 100m dash
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) Italy's Marcell Jacobs on Sunday produced the performance of a lifetime to win the men's 100m final of the Olympic Games, shocking the pre-race favourites. The USA-born Italian, racing from lane three, dipped at the line in a time of 9.80 seconds in a new national record at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics