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2022 National Games | Jyothi Yarraji becomes first Indian to break the 13 second barrier in 100m hurdles

Jyothi Yarraji of India has become the first Indian woman to record a sub-13s time to win the gold medal in the women's 100m hurdles at the National Games 2022 on Tuesday. The Andhra Pradesh youngster shattered her own national record by winning the wind-assisted final in 12.79 seconds.
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newsathletics2 days ago

WATCH | Subramaniam Siva betters own pole vault national record, celebrates mid-air

On Monday, Tamil Nadu's Siva Subramaniam, a pole vaulter, grabbed the athletics spotlight at the 2022 National Games in Ahmedabad when a number of national records fell. The vaulter bettered his own national record of 5.30m, and set the bar at 5.31m, thus winning the gold medal for his state.
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newsathletics3 days ago

National Games 2022 | Jeswin Aldrin makes the cut for World Athletics Championship after 8.26m leap

With a meet record leap of 8.26 metres, Jeswin Aldrin clinched the men's long jump top spot at the National Games 2022. This accomplishment also enabled him to earn a spot at the Budapest, Hungary, venue of the 2023 World Athletics Championships, which is a huge achievement as well.
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newsathletics15 days ago

MR Poovamma to miss Asian Games and World Championships after getting suspended for doping

The national Anti-Doping Appeal Panel (ADAP) has sentenced Indian quarter-miler MR Poovamma to a two-year penalty for failing a drug test in February 2021. Her three-month penalty by a National Anti-Doping Agency disciplinary panel was reinstated by the ADAP (NADA).
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newsathletics16 days ago

Murali Sreeshankar and Avinash Sable only superstars to participate at National Games

The next National Games will feature a host of track and field superstars, including steeplechaser Avinash Sable and long jumper Murali Sreeshankar, with athletics expected to be the largest contingent of competitors among the 36 disciplines. Gujarat will host the Games starting on September 29.
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newsathletics17 days ago

Asian Games gold medalist Sudha Singh announces retirement from international athletics

At the age of 36, Indian long-distance runner Sudha Singh decided to end her international career. For more than 13 years, the two-time Olympian and gold medalist from the Asian Games represented India abroad; meanwhile she will still carry on participating in domestic competitions.
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newsathletics22 days ago

WATCH | Neeraj Chopra makes most of his break, skydives in Switzerland

India's Neeraj Chopra has churned out performances in the past few months, where he managed to win the Diamond League, and a World Championship silver, to add to his gold at the Tokyo Olympics. Post his efforts, the ace athlete is taking a short break and would skip the National Games 2022.
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newsathletics23 days ago

Jeswin Aldrin wins Golden Fly Series Liechtenstein with an effort of 8.12m

Jeswin Aldrin, an Indian long jumper, won the Golden Fly Series competition in Liechtenstein, Lucerne on Sunday after clearing a height of 8.12 metres. With prior career leaps of 8.37m and 8.26m from the Federation Cup in Calicut, this 8.12m jump in Lucerne is currently his greatest jump overseas.
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newsathletics24 days ago

Neeraj Chopra set to give National Games 2022 a miss

Neeraj Chopra, who won the gold medal in the javelin throw at the Tokyo Olympics, will not compete in the 2022 Indian National Games, which will take place in Gujarat from September 27 to October 10. Neeraj returned to winning ways by taking the top prize at the Lausanne Diamond League competition.
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newsathleticsa month ago

WATCH | Neeraj Chopra creates history, becomes first Indian to win Diamond League

Neeraj Chopra, the javelin throw winner from the Tokyo Olympics, won the Zurich Diamond League Final 2022 on Thursday in Switzerland, setting a new record for India. Chopra became the first Indian to win the Diamond League title with his second throw, which measured 88.44 metres.
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