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ATHLETICS NEWS

Kambala jockey Nishant Shetty said to have 'beaten' Srinivasa Gowda's 'record'

February 18, 2020 4:15 pm

Shetty covered 143m in 13.68 seconds, reportedly at the Soorya-Chandra Jodukare Kambala at Venoor, which would mean he was 0.04 seconds faster than Gowda over 100 metres.

Watch: Armand Duplantis soars again to break own pole vault world record

February 15, 2020 10:24 pm

American-born Swede Armand "Mondo" Duplantis soared to another pole vault world record on Saturday as he easily cleared 6.18 meters at the World Athletics Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix.

Kenya's Rhonex Kipruto breaks 10k world record in Valencia

January 12, 2020 5:36 pm

The 20-year-old Rhonex Kipruto, the world bronze medalist in 10k, lowered the world record mark by 14 seconds that had been set six weeks before by Joshua Cheptegei.

Amidst injuries to Hima Das, Neeraj Chopra, doping, controversies hog limelight in 2019

December 26, 2019 5:35 pm

Amid the many disappointments, Dutee Chand scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman athlete to clinch a gold medal at the World University Games, winning the 100m event.

Dutch Olympic sprinter Madiea Ghafoor jailed in drug smuggling case

November 05, 2019 9:16 am

The Dutch Olympic sprinter Madiea Ghafoor was sentenced to 8 1/2 years in prison on drug charges in Germany on Monday.

USA Triathlon becomes first national governing sports body to embrace CBD

October 21, 2019 12:16 pm

CBD is a nonintoxicating compound that, like the intoxicating compound THC, is found in varying amounts in hemp, a legal cannabis plant. In 2018, the World Anti-Doping Agency removed CBD from its list of banned substances.

Nike closes elite training group Oregon Project after its head is banned for four years

October 11, 2019 1:46 pm

The move comes 10 days after Alberto Salazar was barred for four years from the sport of distance running for doping violations by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.

Avinash Sable qualifies for 3000m steeplechase final after India's successful appeal

October 02, 2019 2:05 am

Avinash Sable was involved in two incidents during the race, both triggered by reigning junior world champion Takele Nigate of Ethiopia.

Order of merit: In post-Bolt era, track and field is in search of the next star

September 26, 2019 8:30 am

A star who could be a big draw. At the World Championships, a bunch of upcoming athletes are poised to topple established names.

Kenya's Brigid Kosgei sets new world record in half-marathon

September 09, 2019 1:23 pm

Brigid Kosgei finished 23 seconds quicker than the previous record set by fellow Kenyan Joyciline Jepkosgei in 2017.

ATHLETICS PHOTOS

Usain Bolt pips Justin Gatlin for World Championships 100m gold

August 23, 2015 9:52 pm

Usain Bolt wins 100m gold in 9.79 secs at World Championships being held at Beijing after pipping Justin Gatlin by 1/100th of a second.

Mary Kom rules the ring, Tintu Luka races to silver, Annu Rani lands bronze, Sarita Devi refuses medal

October 01, 2014 10:08 pm

India won another gold via Mary Kom as the track and field athletes contributed to a silver and a bronze.