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newsathletics3 months ago

Arjuna Award has come at the right time, claims Dutee Chand

India’s ace sprinter Dutee Chand won will receive the Arjuna Award this year and she feels that the timing couldn’t have been any better with the Tokyo Olympics less than a year away. The sprinter is geared up for a second consecutive appearance at the Games, having featured in Rio, back in 2016.
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newsathletics4 months ago

India's mixed team relay event Silver medal at 2018 Asian Games upgraded to Gold

India’s Silver medal win at the mixed team 4*400 relay event of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta has been upgraded to Gold after the original winners Bahrain was disqualified owing to a dope ban on one of its runners. Anu Raghavan was also upgraded to Bronze in her 400m hurdles event.
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newsathletics4 months ago

Dutee Chand wants to sell her car to fund training for Tokyo Olympics because of COVID-19 pandemic

Indian sprinter Dutee Chand wants to sell her luxurious car to fund her training for the upcoming 2021 Tokyo Olympics. The Covid-19 outbreak put an abrupt halt to sports activities in the country while also pushing the Olympics by a year, with sponsorships are no longer in place to help athletes.
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newsathletics4 months ago

Not worried about Olympic qualifications, praying for the pandemic to end soon, reveals Hima Das

Hima Das has confessed that she isn't worried about Olympic qualifications right now as it will only create tension, with her praying for the pandemic to end. The Athletics Federation of India has suspended all national events until September, while the athletics season starts in December.
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newsathletics10 months ago

Khelo India University Games is great way to unearth talent in our country, says Dutee Chand

India's fastest woman Dutee Chand believes that the Khelo India University Games will help India unearth talent for the future as athletes from across the country will get a chance to show their talent. The first edition of the competition will be held in Bhubaneswar from February 22 to March 1 2020
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newsathletics10 months ago

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games | Neeraj Chopra achieves Qualifying standard

Neeraj Chopra marked a memorable comeback to competitive throwing, registering a best throw of 87.86m to win the ACNW League Meeting in Potchefstroom. With the throw, the reigning Commonwealth and Asian Champion became the first Indian javelin thrower to qualify for the Olympics in Tokyo.
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newsathleticsa year ago

India withdraw CWG boycott threat, prepare bid for Youth Olympics in 2026

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) officially took back its threat of withdrawing from the 2022 CWG over shooting's exclusion at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in New Delhi. Officials have confirmed that India will bid to host the Youth Olympics in 2026, before CWG and Asian Games in 2030.
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newsathleticsa year ago

Bloomberg Square Mile Relay set to return to Mumbai in 2020

Following a significantly successful inaugural edition of the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay event in 2019, it is set to make its return to Mumbai in 2020 as well. Headline sponsor of the event, Bloomberg has extended its partnership agreement with the event, scheduled on March 6, 2020, till 2025.
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newsathleticsa year ago

Khelo India Youth Games to be biggest-ever sporting event in India, claims Avinash Joshi

According to the Khelo India Youth Games CEO Avinash Joshi, the third edition of the tournament will be the biggest-ever sporting event in India. Joshi, who is also the Principal Secretary of Sports and Youth Welfare Department of Assam, promised that the infrastructure will be ready 28 Dec.
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newsathleticsa year ago

Commonwealth Games Federation CEO likely to keep shooting out of CWG 2022

Even after prolonged tensions concerning Indian Olympic Associations’ threat to pull out of the Commonwealth Games 2022, the CGF CEO would most likely keep shooting out of the Games. The decision would be conveyed to Indian Olympic Association chief Narinder Batra in Thursday's meeting.
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