Commonwealth games 2022

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Day 8 Of CWG 2022: India To Compete In Wrestling, Hockey, Athletics, Badminton, TT

Following an eventful seventh day of India's Commonwealth Games 2022 campaign, which saw Sudhir win gold in men's heavyweight powerlifting and Murali Sreeshankar win silver in men's long jump, all eyes will be on Indian women's hockey team playing  Australia in semifinals. Day 8 activities in Birmingham begin at 1:00 p.m. On August 5, India will also compete in … read-more

Fri, 05 Aug 2022 - 09:52 AM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: India, Wrestling, Hockey, Athletics, Commonwealth Games 2022

Courtesy: ANI

Bhagwani Devi

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94-Year-Old Bhagwani Devi Wins Gold Medal At World Masters Athletics 22

Known as 'queen of athletics' Bhagwani Devi, 94-years-old, bagged a gold medal for India, at the World Masters Athletics Championships held in Tampere, Finland. On July 12, Devi competed in the 100m sprint event with a timing of 24.74 seconds and secured a gold medal. She also won a bronze medal in the Shot Put event in Finland. Th… read-more

Wed, 13 Jul 2022 - 01:01 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Bhagwani Devi, Athletics, Finland, Gold Medal, senior citizens

Courtesy: NDTV Sports

Neeraj Chopra

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Javelin Thrower Neeraj Chopra Says COVID-19 Hindered His Olympic Prep

Indian Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra on May 12 said that lack of international participation due to COVID-19 has disrupted his training for Tokyo Olympics. Eying for his first Olympic participation, Neeraj qualified for Tokyo games but COVID spoiled his preparation. In a virtual conference, Chopra said "If we cannot take part in competitions then what is the use of training. To rise to the Olympic level, you need international exposure."

Wed, 12 May 2021 - 08:26 PM / by Anvitha Shetty

Tags: Neeraj Chopra, Tokyo Olympics, Athletics, Covid-19

Courtesy: WION News

Chris Nikic and his guide

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Florida Athlete Became World's First To Win Ironman Triathlon Battling Down Syndrome

Floridian Chris Nikic became the first-ever athlete with Down Syndrome to finish an Ironman triathlon. The 21-year-old earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records after completing a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride, and full marathon in sixteen hours and 46 minutes. Nikic received applauds from social media after being inspired by his determination. He will be taking part in the 2022 Special Olympics in Florida.

Tue, 10 Nov 2020 - 06:24 PM / by Dharshana Vijayan

Tags: Triathlon, Florida, Athletics, Chris Nikic

Courtesy: The Reuters

Christian Coleman

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American Sprinter Coleman Banned For 2 Years After Missing Drug Tests

The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has handed a two-year ban to world 100m champion, Christian Coleman, after missing two drug tests and a filing failure. Coleman will miss the postponed Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2021 since his suspension will remain in-effect till 2022. The 24-year-old's attitude was described as "entirely careless, perhaps even reckless" by the AIU. However,… read-more

Wed, 28 Oct 2020 - 01:28 AM / by Dharshana Vijayan

Tags: Christian Coleman, Athletics, Banned, Tokyo Olympics

Courtesy: The Guardian

Athletics Federation of India

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AFI To Hold Elections During Annual General Meeting On October 31

The Athletic Federation of India (AFI) has scheduled the office bearers’ election for the term 2020-2024 on October 31 and November 1 during the Annual General Body Meeting in Gurugram. The federation had postponed the meeting from April due to the pandemic and did not hold online elections as they insisted on having elections 'in person'. The nominations for the post can be filed from October 18 to 21.

Sun, 18 Oct 2020 - 03:02 PM / by Dharshana Vijayan

Tags: Athletic Federation of India, Elections, Covid-19, Athletics

Courtesy: NDTV Sports

Joshua Cheptegei and Letesenbet Gidey

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Long Distance Runners Cheptegei, Gidey Create Records In Valencia

Long-distance runners Joshua Cheptegei and Letesenbet Gidey on October 7 created new records in men's 10,000 metres and women's 5,000 metres respectively at Valencia World Record Day event. The Ugandan world champion Cheptegei set a new time-record of 26 minutes 11.02 seconds, breaking the previous record set by Kenenisa Bekele in 2005. The 22-year-old, Gide, broke the record of Tirunesh Dibaba by crossing the line in 14 minutes 6.62 seconds… read-more

Thu, 08 Oct 2020 - 04:17 PM / by Dharshana Vijayan

Tags: Athletics, Joshua Cheptegei, Letesenbet Gidey, Long Distance Running

Courtesy: Hindustan Times