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Federation Cup: Avinash Sable, a man for all seasons

Toughened by cold of glaciers and desert heat, armyman Avinash Sable wins record-breaking steeplechase gold.

Federation Cup: From laying roads to blazing tracks, Gavit Murali Kumar makes his way to two golds

Gavit Murali Kumar’s journey was filled with hurdles. So poor was his family that he used to help laying roads near his village, squeezing time between training and school.


Federation Cup: Annu Rani shatters own national record to qualify for Worlds with the help of a golf ball

Retooling her game with unique training methods, javelin thrower Rani bounces back. Her throw at Federation Cup was measured at 62.34 metres, surpassing her previous best of 61.86 nearly two years ago.

Federation Cup: Early return to the track for Indian athletes

The continental competition will he held in Doha, Qatar and as the weather during the traditional window of June-July to August will not be conducive for high-level athletics, the dates of the championship have been brought forward.

Exams or Federation Cup? High jumper Tejaswin Shankar's dilemma

The AFI has made it mandatory for all athletes to participate in the Federation Cup. Elite athletes could be given an exemption, AFI rules state, but the selection committee will have the final say if they are to be picked for the Indian team.

Thirst quenched, Lalita Babar wants more

Lalita Babar who had already qualified for the Olympics at the World Championships last year was expecting to run a time in the 9:45:00 range.


Marathon girl Sudha Singh ‘chases’ down Rio 2016 Olympics spot

Sudha Singh defies coach by switching disciplines and making cut for Olympics in 3000m steeplechase; Lalita Babar lowers national record.

Arokia Rajiv misses Olympic mark, makes national record his own

Arokia Rajiv (45.47 seconds) broke the 12-year-old national record which stood in the name of KM Binu (45.48), set at the Athens Olympics.

A leap too far: Jumper Ankit Sharma betters standard but omitted from Asian meet

AFI’s justification is that he left the national camp in Patiala, without furnishing an explanation.

Powered by Siddi genes, 20-year-old Rasool Majgul sprints towards future

Rasool Majgul, who runs in Federation Cup, embodies the hope India once placed in Gujarati-African athletes.