Yet another dope shame came to haunt Indian athletics at the fag end of the season with five athletes, including Asian champion quarter-miler Nirmala Sheoran, returning positive tests for banned substances.
A champion athlete Galina Bukharina is currently chiselling India's relay squads. The 73-year-old Russian ensures that when it comes to discipline and a strong work ethic, she gives no quarter to the quarter-milers.
Asian Games medallist Hima Das says improving her timing is her “biggest concern, not medals”, recounts the “fun” of the mixed relay race at the Asian Games, says she misses her family and home-cooked food while travelling, talks about meeting the PM and hopes to see more players from Assam in international events
Dutee Chand was India's sprint champion and looked set to win medals at events like the Commonwealth and Asian Games as well as Olympics. But she suddenly found herself out of the race, due to a natural condition.
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