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P T Usha (Image: AFP)

Throwback: When the Olympic gold medallist cried for PT 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

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.

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.

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...
Neeraj Chopra

EXCLUSIVE: With a target of throwing 90 metres, Neeraj Chopra eyes Olympic medal

Sixteen months! That's how long India's finest javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra was out of competitive action. While the likes of Hima Das...
Dharun Ayyasamy

Dharun Ayyasamy geared up to qualify for Olympics after injury

Dharun Ayyasamy made headlines after he bagged two silver medals in the 400 metres category at the Asian Games in Jakarta in...
Hima, Dipa, Saina

No Dipa, Saina and Hima at Tokyo Olympics 2020?

The country has, over the years, struggled to find a host of medal-winning athletes for the Olympic Games. Owing to a series...
Avinash Sable

Focus is on improving technique, speed and endurance: Avinash Sable

Indian Army has churned out many illustrious names in Indian athletics space – the names that readily come to mind are four-time...
PU Chitra

Middle-Distance runner PU Chitra is getting better with each competition

She may not be talked about in the same breath as the likes of women runner Hima Das or men’s javelin thrower...
Hima Das

On her birthday, here’s 5 special moments of Hima Das’ career

From being just another teenager, a certain doe-eyed girl from Dhing, Assam has already marked her place on the global running circuit...
Avinash Sable Annu Rani

Athletics: Avinash Sable & Annu Rani the positives in 2019

There was a tinge of positive expectation around Indian athletics at the beginning of the year especially after the performance of track & field...
Neeraj Chopra

Happy Birthday, Neeraj! The man who gave a new identity to Indian athletics

As ace Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra turns 22 today, here's a small reminder of how the Haryana lad turned out to...
OP Jaisha

OP Jaisha aims international comeback despite turning a SAI coach

It’s around four in the afternoon. The Sports Authority of India (SAI), Bengaluru centre is a beehive of activity with young trainees...
Muhammad Anas

From Navy man to champion sprinter: Tracing the journey of Muhammad Anas

Becoming only the third Indian to qualify for the Olympics in the 400 metres race event, Muhammad Anas ensured all eyeballs were...
Santhi Soundarajan

Santhi Soundarajan – Story of her past torments to present struggles

This piece is an excerpt from the newly launched book ‘She Dared – Women in Indian Sports’ authored by Abhishek Dubey and...
Adille Sumariwalla

EXCLUSIVE: We only talk about medals, not the journey to reach there — Adille...

The President of Athletics Federation of India (AFI) Adille Sumariwalla is on a mission to take Athletics to a new height in...

To everyone who wrote me off, thank you | By MR Poovamma

There are different reasons why we might not be able to perform well some times. In the international circuit, maybe the weather,...
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