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Tag: Athletics

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Mo Farah Fails To Qualify For Tokyo Olympics

Long-distance Olympic champion Mo Farah's chances of competing at the Tokyo Olympics disappeared as one of the most successful British athletes failed once again to achieve the qualification time of 27min 28sec at the specially-arranged race at the British Athletics Championships.

Ethiopian Gidey Breaks 10,000m World Record

Ethiopia's Letesenbet Gidey clocked 29 minutes 01.3 seconds to break the women's 10,000-metre world record by five seconds during the Ethiopian athletics trials here on Tuesday night.

Kohli, Chanu conferred Khel Ratna; Neeraj, Hima get Arjuna award

New Delhi: Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and world champion weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu were conferred with the country’s highest sporting honour — Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award — by President Ram Nath Kovind at the annual National Sports Awards ceremony here on Tuesday. This year’s award ceremony was postponed to September 25 from the […]

Asian Games will be tougher than CWG: Neeraj

New Delhi: The Commonwealth Games gold has given him the confidence and Indian star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra is now aiming to grab another yellow metal at the upcoming Asian Games, which he admitted will be tougher than the Gold Coast CWG. Neeraj became the first Indian javelin thrower to win a gold at the […]

Dipsan Tirkey to receive Ekalabya Puraskar today

Bhubaneswar: International hockey defender Dipsan Tirkey will be presented with the 25th Ekalabya Puraskar 2017 instituted by Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust (IMPaCT) today at Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB). Tirkey, who recently played for the Indian team in the Men’s Hockey World League held in Bhubaneswar will receive a cash award of Rs […]

65th State Athletic Meet underway in Cuttack

Cuttack: The 65th State Athletic Meet-2017 is underway at Barabati Stadium, Cuttack. This three-day state competition for athletes from across Odisha was inaugurated on Thursday by Sports Minister Chandra Sarathi Behera. On the first day of the event, international sprinter Dutee Chand clinched Gold medal in 100m sprint for KIIT University by clocking 11.6 seconds. […]

Bolt to run 100, 4×100 relay in final World Championships

London: Jamaican star Usain Bolt confirmed on Wednesday that he will compete in the 100 metres and 4×100m relay race at the IAAF World Championships here next month. The 100 meters and 200 meters world record holder Bolt said in a press conference that he will only run in the 100 and 4×100 relay in his […]

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101-year-old Man Kaur bags gold in 100m event

Auckland: Indian Man Kaur, 101, won the 100 metres sprint at the World Masters Games here on Monday. Hailing from Chandigarh, Man Kaur was the lone contender in the 100-years-and-over event which she completed in a minute and 14 seconds. She will also compete in the 200m race on Wednesday, and has registered to take […]

Dutee figures on NYT, India Today cover

Bhubaneswar: Ace woman sprinter of Odisha, Dutee Chand, has figured on the cover pages of New York Times, one of the frontline news magazines of USA, and the leading Indian news magazine, India Today. In its exclusive article, NYT has given a detailed account of the Dutee’s travails after she failed the test conducted to […]