Saturday, November 17, 2018

SAI orders enquiry into sprinter’s suicide in JLN Stadium

Palinder Chaudhary, 18, a sprinter, who attempted suicide in his hostel room at the Sports Authority of India’s Athletics Academy in Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi, on Tuesday evening, was declared dead at the Safdarjung Hospital later on Tuesday...

2019 World Athletics Championships to retain points-based qualification system

To coincide with the opening of ticket sales for the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 today, the IAAF is announcing a change to the qualification system for the championships. It was originally intended that the new World Rankings system...

Superstition, Self-belief and Finland training key to Sandeep Chaudhary’s world record show

A fourth-place finish in Paralympic Games would be disheartening for many newcomers but not for Indian para javelin thrower Sandeep Chaudhary. It acted as a catalyst to give him the extra push in the years to come. Two years...

Rinku Hooda: From the track to the field, on ‘Haryana ki mitti’

Rinku Hooda's introduction to Para sports began after his arm got stuck in a paddy-sowing machine when he was merely 3-years-old. However, that has not stopped the iron-willed athlete from achieving great heights and making the nation proud. In...

The enormous shoes Arpinder Singh filled

As Arpinder Singh took long strides towards the pit, he had more than one motive in mind. He intended to win the Gold medal. He also, meant to banish the pressures of the past, as India looked for a...

Nurturing Youth Olympic medal dreams in the Nilgiris

Serenaded by teeming coffee plantations on either side the path dips and rises ever so gently as you curve your way through the quaint Nilgiri Hills. Tucked away amidst the blue mist that hangs like a curtain over Southern...

Hima Das pulls out of IAAF Continental Cup

A PTI report yesterday reported that Hima Das will apparently not be participating in the IAAF Continental Cup after a "hectic season" which saw the sprinter push the boundaries and constantly better her own time. Her coaches have ruled...

Indian and Pakistani sports can benefit from each other: Pakistan’s medal winners

For sports fans in India, the Jakarta Asian Games yielded an extraordinary moment the day Neeraj Chopra won his gold, head and shoulders above everyone in the competition. The Bronze medal winner was Pakistan's Arshad Nadeem. In a moment...

Humble Beginnings: Inspiring stories of athletes and Asiad medallists

"It doesn't matter what your background is and where you come from, if you have dreams and goals, that's all that matters." - Serena Williams The eighteenth Asian Games are currently running their Fifteen-day course in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta...

Neeraj Chopra’s Asian Supremacy and the making of a champion

The latest phenomenon in athletics circle has done it yet again. Neeraj Chopra, the javelin throw sensation, triumphed over one and all to clinch the gold medal at Asian Games. In the process, he became the first Indian to...