athletics News

Caster Semenya’s case is about gender, science & fair play

CAS begins hearing on Caster Semenya's plea, which challenges the International Association of Athletics Federations’ proposed rules that aim to restrict testosterone levels in female athletes

Caster Semenya’s fight begins, with Dutee Chand by her side

Dutee Chand believes that the overwhelming support Caster Semenya has received will hold her in good stead during this difficult period.


Shaili Singh: Girl who could be the next Anju Bobby George

Teenage long jumper Shaili Singh, the U-16 national record holder, has the potential to be country’s best.

Some progress, but still no place for budding Thane athletes

For the past 18 months, the athletics trainees have had to train on the cement steps that surround the grass ground that is now being prepared for cricketing endeavours - starting with a Kolkata Knight Riders training camp.

Cricket forces out budding stars from Thane stadium’s track to its steps

Efforts to drive away the sprinters have been subtle but stern, and cricket’s encroachment goes beyond the six-lane 400m track.

Nursing mother becomes first woman to win 268-mile Montane Spine Race, breaks record by 12 hours

Jasmin Paris created history on Thursday by becoming the first woman to win 268-mile Montane Spine Race. She not only shattered the course record by 12 hours but also expressed breast milk for her baby at aid stations during the race.


Six-time Olympic champion Allyson Felix gives birth after emergency C-section

Medical complications required the baby to be born at 32 weeks and she will need additional time in the neonatal intensive care unit before she can come home.

Justin Gatlin still believes he can be a podium contender for World Championship in 100m

Despite turning 37 next year, there is a renewed sense of confidence from Justin Gatlin that he will be on the 100m podium for a fourth consecutive world championship and a fifth time in his career.

Watch: Chinese marathoner loses after spectator distracts with flag

Volunteers trying to thrust China's flag into long-distance runner He Yinli's hands distracted her during the Suzhou Taihu Marathon and eventually cost her.

Athletics fraternity remembers humble hero Brigadier Kuldip Singh Chandpuri

Better known as a war veteran, Brigadier Kuldip Singh Chandpuri was also a senior technical official who had decades of experience in officiating several international-level meets.

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Usain Bolt pips Justin Gatlin for World Championships 100m gold

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

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