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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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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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newsathletics6 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Indian women's relay team likely to miss Olympic qualifiers

The women’s 100m squad, which was all set for qualification to the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, will miss out on the upcoming World Relays, a qualifying event, owing to the cancellation of a connected flight to Poland. The suspension of flights was due to the rising number of Covid-19 cases in India.
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newsathletics6 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | We are confident of qualifying in the 4*100m event, asserts Hima Das

Indian sprinter Hima Das is confident that the women’s 4*100m relay team, which she is also a part of, will qualify for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics during the World Athletics Relay, in Poland, next month. Apart from the 'Dhing Express, national record holder Dutee Chand will also feature in the event.
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newsathletics8 months ago

Hima Das inducted as Deputy Superintendent of Assam Police

Indian athlete Hima Das has been inducted as Deputy Superintendent of Assam Police, with Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal also in attendance to grace the occasion. The ‘Dhing Express’ claimed three medals during the 2018 Asian Games, in Jakarta, including two top-podium finishes.
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newsathleticsa year 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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newsathletics2 years ago

Athletics World Championships | Confident M Sreeshankar looks to kick-start India’s campaign on a high

The 2019 Athletics World Championship kicks off in Doha on Friday with M. Sreeshankar (Long Jump), the only Indian athlete participating on the opening day, eyeing a career-defining jump to get him into the finals of the event. Sreeshankar is the current national record holder at 8.20m.
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newsathletics2 years ago

Anjali Devi tops confirmatory trial, cleared for World Championships

Anjali Devi, the fastest Indian woman in 400 metres this season, was on Saturday cleared to take part in the World Championships in Doha after she won a confirmatory trial in New Delhi. She had clocked in a remarkable 51.53s in the National Inter-State Championships in Lucknow last month.
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newsathletics2 years ago

Mismanagement of injury keeps Hima out of World Championships, IFSM letter reveals

In a letter to Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) CEO Rajesh Rajagopalan, Dr. Chandran, of IFSM had written about the risks of Hima Das continuing to run despite reports of injury. While coach Radhakrishnan Nair believes India can reach 4x400m mixed relay finals despite the absence of Hima.
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