President Droupadi Murmu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Indian Army as well as prominent personalities congratulated athlete Neeraj Chopra for winning a historic gold in men's javelin at the World Athletics Championship 2023. Neeraj created history by becoming the first Indian to win gold at the World Athletics Championships. The athlete once again created history and brought glory to the nation.
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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
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
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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."
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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