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Using shorter strides, long-jumper M Sreeshankar looks to leap further than before

The suggestion came from the Athletics Federation of India’s high-performance director Volker Herrmann who noticed the young jumper ‘over-striding’ during a training session.

Anjali Devi beats Hima Das's 400m season best timing at National Athletics meet

Anjali Devi ran the fastest 400-metre lap by an Indian for this season on Thursday, clocking 51.53 seconds at the National Inter-State Senior Athletics meet. This timing is more than half a second better than the season best by Hima Das.


Vismaya wins gold with new personal best in Czech Republic

VK Vismaya is perhaps the most improved Indian woman quartermiler training in Europe. Not long ago, she was considered the weak link in India's 400m women's relay team. Her timing of 52.12 from Wednesday is only 0.03 seconds slower than the season-best timing registered by Hima Das.

Arpinder Singh registers season best, PU Chithra clocks 800m personal best in National Inter-State Athletics Championships

PU Chithra won the women's 800m in her personal best time of 2:02.96, shaving off almost six seconds from her previous personal best.

AFI hopes to open athletics account in Tokyo Olympics with 3 medals

In a presentation during AFI's Annual General Body meeting on Friday, coach Radhakrishnan Nair claimed that India's track and field athletes could clinch 1 silver and 2 bronze in next year's Olympics in Tokyo.

India in line for Asian Games mixed relay gold after ban on Kemi Adekoya

India's mixed relay team of Mohammad Anas, Hima Das, Arokia Rajiv and MR Poovamma are set to have their medals from the 2018 Asian Games 4x400 mixed relay event upgraded from silver to gold.


Indian athletics to get High Performance Director three years after first one resigns

Athletics Federation of India (AFI) chief Sumariwala said the 38-year-old Herrmann was highly recommended by the German Athletics Federation and he will take charge soon.

Depleted India hope for substantial medals at Asian Championships

The 42-member Indian team is not expected to achieve the kind of success it did in 2017 with several athletes, including javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, missing out due to various reasons, including injuries.

After Neeraj Chopra's coach Uwe Hohn red flags delays, Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore steps in

Union Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs, Rajyavardhan Rathore, the Olympic silver medallist shooter-turned-politician, said he would “leave no stone unturned for our Olympics hopes”.

Nirmala Sheoran fails to report for camp, untraceable again

In the run-up to the 2018 Asian Games, Nirmala remained untraceable till June when she participated in the National Inter-state Senior Athletics Championships in Guwahati and met qualifying standards.