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Tag: Asian Athletics Championships

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Dutee Chand wins bronze in women's 200m at Asian Athletics Championships

Doha: Indian sprinter Dutee Chand won a bronze medal in women’s 200m on the fourth and final day of the Asian Athletics Championships here on Wednesday P U Chitra defended her 1500m title to give India its third gold medal and Ajay Kumar Saroj won a silver in men’s 1500m. Chitra overtook Bahraini runner Tigest Gashaw […]

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Throwback 2017: A year to remember for Odisha sports

Odisha has always produced some of the best sporting personalities and so it did in 2017. But what left an indelible impression on the sporting year for the state was the Asian Athletics Championships in July. Right from the word go, the event remained the cynosure of all eyes and it did exceed expectations on […]

Odisha likely to host international Rugby tournaments

Bhubaneswar: After successfully hosting the Asian Athletics Championships and Champions Trophy Hockey, Odisha may likely host International-level Rugby tournaments soon. Delegations of World Rugby Federation, Asia Rugby and Rugby India Association today visited Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar to inspect the infrastructure for hosting international Rugby tournaments here. After inspection of the stadium, the delegates expressed […]

Olly awarded: CM Naveen felicitates five students who dressed as AAC mascot

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday handed over cash awards to the five students who had turned the star attraction by dressing up as the mascot Olly of the recently concluded 22nd Asian Athletics Championships here in the city. The five students who wore the costume of the Olly mascot worked hard during the […]

Asian Athletics Championships: CM felicitates medal winners with cash awards

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today felicitated medal winners of the Indian contingent at the Asian Athletics Championships that concluded at Kalinga Stadium on Sunday. At a special function, the CM presented the successful athletes with cash awards. At the function, the CM awarded the gold medal winners with Rs 10 lakh each while silver […]

Asian Athletics Championships: Mixed results for Odia athletes

Bhubaneswar: After four days of power packed action the final curtain came down on the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships here on Sunday with a grand ceremony. The mega event featured many memories to savour especially for the state which witnessed experience of an international level sporting extravaganza like never before even as it was a […]

Asian Athletics Championships conclude with grand ceremony, India finishes on top

Bhubaneswar: The 22nd Asian Athletics Championships concluded at the Kalinga Stadium here with a grand ceremony amid a host of dignitaries including Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Sports Minister Chandra Sarathi Behera and many noted sports personalities and leaders. For the first time in its history India finished on top of the standings table beating the […]

Asian Athletics Championships: Malaysian athletes get glimpse of Odisha’s heritage

Bhubaneswar: After sweating it out on the field for almost three days in the Asian Athletics Championships, the Malaysian athletes on Sunday took a break and visited several historical places in Bhubaneswar. A delegation comprising officials and players of the Malaysian contingent visited Parshurameswar, Mukteswar and Lingaraj temple. The sightseeing trip was organised by Odisha […]

Asian Athletics Meet: Odia sprinters Dutee, Srabani win bronze

Bhubaneswar: It was a memorable day for the host Odisha with local star athletes Dutee Chand and Srabani Nanda both winning bronze medals in 4×100 m relay event on the third day of 22nd Asian Athletics Championships here. National record holder Dutee and Srabani along with Merlin Joseph and Himashree Roy as the other two sprinters […]

Asian Athletics Championships: India lead table with 7 golds

Bhubaneswar: Indian athletes continued to shine and helped take the country top spot in the medal standings on the third day of the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships here after a 7th gold thanks to a superb performance from Sudha Singh to win the women’s 3,000 metre steeplechase. Sudha finished the top of the podium with […]

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Asian Athletics Championships: Odisha govt announces cash reward for winning Indian Athletes

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to encourage sports persons, Odisha government has announced cash award for Indian athletes for winning medals at the ongoing 22nd Asian Athletics Championships here at Kalinga Stadium. While gold medal winners will get a cash award of Rs 7 lakh, the silver and bronze medalists will get Rs 5.5 lakh and […]

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Asian Athletics Meet: Odia sprinters Dutee, Amiya in semis

Bhubaneswar: Spectators got their money’s worth on the opening day of the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships at Kalinga Stadium here as local Odia athletes Dutee Chand and Amiya Mallick showed impressive performance and entered into final rounds in the mega event while the Indian contingent opened up its medal tally. National record holder Dutee stormed […]

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Asian Athletics Meet: India begins medal hunt on a positive note

Bhubaneswar: India kicked off its campaign on a positive note on the opening day of the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships here with athletes easing into semi finals in 1500m, men’s 400m events. Muhammed Anas, Rajiv Arokia and Amoj Jacob showed impressive performance to enter into the semis of the men’s 400 m event. Arokia qualified […]

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Asian Athletics Championships 2017: City all set to host sporting extravaganza 

Bhubaneswar: The Asian Athletics Championships frenzy has just started to take the twin city residents in its grip with the 22nd international meet scheduled to kick off on July 2 at the Kalinga Stadium. The ground is almost ready with final preparations continuing for the international meet. The eight-lane track at the Kalinga Stadium, the […]

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Odisha braces up to host Asian Athletics Championships

Bhubaneswar: A preparatory meeting for the Asian Athletics Championships scheduled to be held here from July 6 to 9, was held here today with Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi, Sports Secretary Vishal Kumar Dev and Secretary of Athletics Federation of India (AFI) chalking out strategies for smooth functioning of the event. Padhi informed, the championship […]

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