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Srabani Nanda

First Indian athlete to compete amid COVID-19, Srabani aims for 2nd Olympics

Ace sprinter Srabani Nanda has not been a regular in the Indian athletics team for a while now but she is leaving no stone...
Hima Das

Hima Das dedicates Asian Games gold medal to Corona warriors

On Thursday, the Indian 4x400m mixed relay team’s silver medal in the 2018 Asian Games was upgraded to gold following the disqualification of original winners Bahrain...
Srabani Nanda (Source- Indian Express)

Srabani runs in Jamaica meet, first Indian to participate in competition amid pandemic

Ace sprinter Srabani Nanda has become the first Indian track and field athlete to participate in a competition amid the COVID-19 pandemic, running in...
Swapna Barman (Source: PTI Photos)

Forest Dept recovers ‘illegal’ timber from Asiad gold-medallist Swapna Barman’s house

The Forest Department has issued a notice to Arjuna Awardee Swapna Barman, for allegedly hoarding 'illegal' timber at home. A team from the Baikunthpur...
Hima Das

Hima Das keeps herself fit by playing cricket at NIS Patiala

She became the first Indian woman to win gold at the World Junior Athletics Meet just two years ago. Indian sprinter Hima Das is...
Dutee Chand with her BMW (Source: Rediff.com)

Dutee Chand puts up her BMW car for sale to fund training for Olympics

India’s 100-m national-record holder, Dutee Chand, wants to sell her BMW luxury car to cover the cost of training for the Olympics next year....
Hima Das

Hima is not worried for not yet qualified for Olympics

Star sprinter Hima Das is not unduly worried about having to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, as she feels she can make it to...
Hima Das won the 400 m final at the World U-20 Championships 2018 held at Tampere, Finland, clocking 51.46 seconds. (Image: Hindustan Times)

On this day, two years ago, the Hima Das phenomenon was born

India has so far produced a number of successful athletes in the who have a rich tradition of dazzling performances in the international tournaments....
Bahadur Singh

Bahadur Singh exits from Indian athletics chief coach’s post after 25 years

Indian athletics chief coach Bahadur Singh's 25 year-long reign at the top post has ended with the Sports Authority of India (SAI) denying him...

Flashback Friday: When Milkha Singh beat Asia’s fastest runner, Pakistan’s Abdul Khaliq

Milkha Singh is still revered as one of the most celebrated figures in the Indian athletics arena. The ‘Flying Sikh’, broke multiple records in...
Dutee Chand

People look at me and my partner differently, but it doesn’t matter: Dutee Chand

Star Indian sprinter Dutee Chand concedes that her revelation of being in a same-sex relationship last year led to people looking at her "differently"...
Geeta Kumari

Athlete forced to sell vegetables in Jharkhand

Athlete Geeta Kumari was forced to sell vegetables in the streets of Jharkhand's Ramgarh district to make ends meet. Chief Minister Hemant Soren's intervention...
Athletics Technical Officials

AFI to give certificates to technical officials online

The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has made available certificates of participation online for those who took part in its seminar for technical officials...
Kamaljeet Kaur Sandhu

Forgotten Women | 5 decades before Hima Das, an Indian woman brought the country...

India's teen sensation Hima Das had clinched the silver medal in the final of the 400m race at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta....
Adille Sumariwalla

Every sport in India already has several Sachin Tendulkars: AFI chief Sumariwalla

India needs a Sachin Tendulkar in every sport to achieve its dream of becoming an Olympic power, vice-president of Indian Olympic Association and president...
Hima Das

Sprinter Hima Das nominated for Khel Ratna award

Country's top sprinter Hima Das, who had a stellar 2018, has been nominated for the prestigious 'Khel Ratna' by the state government of Assam. Assam...
Davinder kang

In dope net, Javelin thrower Kang confident of clean chit in disciplinary hearing

Caught in the dope net, Asian bronze-winning javelin thrower Davinder Singh Kang on Sunday said the failed result is because of a declared medication...
gomathi marimuthu (Source: TOI)

Gomathi Marimuthu handed 4-year ban by Atheletes Integrity Unit

The Athletes Integrity Unit (AIU) of the World Athletics has imposed a four-year ban on sprinter Gomathi Marimuthu, who won the gold medal in...
Neeraj Chopra

Khel Ratna recommendation for Neeraj Chopra: AFI

The Athletics Federation of India on Wednesday confirmed recommending star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, country's highest sporting...
Neeraj Chopra

Neeraj Chopra recommended for Khel Ratna by AFI

Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra was on Saturday recommended for the coveted Khel Ratna Award by the committee constituted by the Athletics Federation of...
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