AFI has nominated its deputy chief coach Radhakrishnan Nair for the Dronacharya award. AFI president Adille Sumariwalla makes a case for Nair, who counts among his trainees star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra.
In a chat with The Indian Express, the talented youngster talks about being moved by the plight of migrant workers during the lockdown, why he considers himself fortunate, and the challenges of staying away from the game.
Anju Bobby George is, till date, the only Indian track and field athlete to win a medal at the world stage, but had it not been for husband-coach Bobby, the long jumper wouldn't have made it to the 2003 World Championships.
A set of athletes has literally been stopped in their tracks by lockdowns imposed to contain the coronavirus pandemic. A full marathon covers almost 42.2 kilometres and for those putting their bodies on the line, standing still is not an option.
Seven archers and support staff will train in the city during June-July before the Tokyo Games, which are scheduled to start on July 24. And the mayor and town council members are set to roll out the red carpet to make the Indians feel at home.