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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....

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...
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....
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Critical differences between marathon runners and sprinters

Eliud Kipchoge was already famous but became increasingly well known for being the poster boy who set the world record in October 2019. He...
Swapna Barman (Source: PTI Photos)

In absence of dumbbells, Swapna Barman trains by lifting her nephew

With the Tokyo Olympics postponement, the road to the event is wide open for her. She is now desperate to get on the field...
Irrfan Khan (Source: A still from the movie Paan Singh Tomar)

Irrfan Khan, the man who reminded us of Paan Singh Tomar’s glory

Veteran actor Irrfan Khan passes away at the age of 54, after being admitted to Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital on Tuesday, where was...
Hima Das Adidas

Once I scribbled Adidas on my shoes, they now make shoes with my name:...

Sportswear giants Adidas now manufacture custom-made shoes for Hima Das with her name printed on them but country's top sprinter on Sunday revealed that...
Neeraj Chopra (Image: Neeraj Chopra/Twitter)

Breaks do affect mentally, but it’s all about staying positive — Neeraj Chopra

Just two years ago, javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra was seen at the pinnacle of his career when he became one of India's brightest hope...

We might have to start again from the scratch — Anju Bobby George

Sports and physical activities have taken a backseat amid the force majeure that has been imposed by the outbreak of COVID 19. Athletes, who...
Sreeshankar Murali

It will be a painful wait for Olympics qualification: long jumper Sreeshankar

Yet to qualify for the Tokyo Games, national record holder long jumper Murali Sreeshankar says it will be a 'painful wait' before he can...
Bhawna Jat

Disappointed with Olympic postponement: Bhawna Jat

Most athletes in India are looking at Olympic postponement as more time in hand for training but not race walker Bhawna Jat, who isn't...

Top Memorable Celebrations in Indian Sports

Here is going back in time and recalling some of the top celebrations in Indian sports. 
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How athletics is infusing new life to India’s African-origin community

One runner, one straight line. A bang, an explosion of muscle and, ten seconds later, emerges a future champion. And all he does is...
P T Usha (Image: AFP)

Happy Birthday PT Usha: When the Olympic gold medallist cried for Usha

One of Indian sports' most revered sprinter PT Usha narrowly missed a medal and a shot at history at the Los Angeles Olympics when...

This Tablighi follower helped put Indian athletics on global stage

Mohammad Ilyas Babar is credited to have produced  five Arjuna awardees — B.S. Barua, Awtar Singh, Charles Borromeo, Sriram Singh and Geeta Zutshi.

Know the Indian athletes who reached the finals at the Olympic games

Let’s have a look at athletes who have been to the final stages of Olympics from the year 1948 to present
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Mercy and Murali Kuttan — The story of India’s first athletics couple who won...

They were the first ever Indian athletics couple to have won medals at nationals and the firsts to meet Asian medals.
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I have been running all my life | By Lalita Babar

India's first Olympic finalist in a track event in 32 years, Lalita Babar pens her journey.

5 BOLD predictions for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

From how many medals India will win in Tokyo to which athlete will win which colour here are five bold predictions for Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
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This 41-year-old athlete practised without boots to win many medals for India

The hair is gray and the skin is wrinkled - but they are likely to defy the law of gravity for more...
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