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newsathletics6 days ago

Sprinter Hima Das tests negative for Covid-19

Hima Das has finally tested negative for Covid-19, the athlete from Assam announced on Twitter. The 21-year-old has had forgettable last few months, as she missed the Olympics after picking up a hamstring injury, and upon her return to NIS Patiala, she had contracted Covid-19 as well.
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newsathletics6 days ago

Neeraj Chopra resumes practice, two-and-a-half months after Tokyo triumph

2020 Tokyo Olympics gold medallist Neeraj Chopra resumed his training, two months after his historic feat, at the National Institute of Sports, in Patiala. The Indian will be defending his Commonwealth Games and Asian Games titles next year, along with an eye on the world championships.
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newsathletics9 days ago

Rainy conditions affected my throws at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, recalls Kamalpreet Kaur

Kamalpreet Kaur revealed that the rainy conditions during the final at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics stopped her from giving her best shot. Even though the Indian qualified for the final with a great throw and raised the expectations, she finished sixth in the medal event with a best throw of 63.70m.
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newsathletics10 days ago

Discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur wants to lay emphasis on training in wet conditions

Kamalpreet Kaur impressed one and all at the Olympics, in the women's discus throw event, but still fell considerably short of a medal in Tokyo. Now that the tournament is over, Kaur is already looking at the two areas she wants to improve upon, and increase her chances of winning a medal.
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newsathletics12 days ago

Tokyo gold medalist Neeraj Chopra to start training soon for 2022 season

Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Neeraj Chopra is all set to get back to training, and prepare for the upcoming tournaments, which include the Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, and the World Championship. The national camp will begin on October 15, and as many as 148 athletes will be part of it.
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newsathletics15 days ago

Sprinter Hima Das tests positive for Covid-19 after return from injury

India's star sprinter Hima Das has tested positive for Covid-19, upon reaching NIS Patiala, for the national camp starting this month. This is yet another setback for the youngster, who had missed the bus to Tokyo Olympics due to a hamstring injury she picked up at a qualifying event in June.
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newsathletics16 days ago

National Open 400m Championships 2021 | Ayush Dabas secure gold medal in men's 400m event

Indian athlete Ayush Dabas claimed a gold medal in the men’s sprint at the 2021 National Open 400m Championships, in New Delhi. In the women’s field, Vandana Sharma claimed top honours in the women’s 400m event, with her clocking 55.01 seconds for the distance covered.
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newsathletics16 days ago

Boston Marathon 2021 | India's Nitendra Singh Rawat finishes 31st

In the 125th edition of the Boston Marathon, India's Nitendra Singh Rawat came up with a sparkling performance. Even though he finished 31st from a roster of 45 runners, he did create an Indian record at the event -- 2:22:01s -- by surpassing Anubhav Karmakar's timing of 2:46:34s.
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newsathletics18 days ago

Rio Olympian Nitendra Singh Rawat to participate in Boston Marathon 2021

India marathoner and Olympian Nitendra Singh Rawat will be participating in the 125th edition of the Boston Marathon 2021, on Monday. Rawat, who had qualified for the 2016 Olympics, will be participating in his first race since New Delhi Marathon in March, where he had finished second.
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newsathletics19 days ago

Cut off my long hair as it was hampering my concentration, reveals Neeraj Chopra

Neeraj Chopra recently revealed that he chopped off his long hair just ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as it constantly kept falling on his eyes and it hampered his concentration. The track and field athlete claimed a gold medal with a throw of 87.58m at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
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