Tori Bowie, an American sprinter and long jumper who won three Olympic medals and two world titles in the sport, died at the age of 32, confirmed local sources. Bowie was found dead at her Orlando, Florida, home after the sheriff's office reported going there "for a well-being check of a woman in her 30s who had not been seen or heard from for several days."
Former Indian athlete PT Usha is scheduled to take oath as Rajya Sabha MP on July 19. PT Usha, who was born in Kerala's Kozhikode, has been an inspiration for girl children across the country. Reportedly, Usha and legendary music composer Ilayaraja, were not able to make it to the oath taking ceremony on July 18. In 1984 Olympics, Usha finished fourth in women's 400m hurdles.
An 18-year-old athlete Siddesh Choudhari stood first in 400m hurdles at the 36th National Junior Athletic Championship. While Pune's Siddhesh recorded his career-best in 53.91 seconds, Nashik’s Swyam Badhe stood second. Moreover, Maharashtra's Rujula Bhonsle bagged emerging player trophy at the games. Reportedly, Haryana, with 21 gold, secured the top position in the medal tally followed by Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh with 13 gold each.
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Ethiopian sprinter Gudaf Tsegay has become the world champion by breaking a world record in the Women's indoor 1500 meters in a meet at Lievin. The 24-year-old posted a time of 3 minutes, 53.9 seconds, two seconds quicker than the previous record. After the feat, the sprinter said, "I'm not really surprised. I worked to do that." Previously, the record was held by Genzebe Dibaba in 2014.