Nihal Koshie

Articles By Nihal Koshie

Shoe bites: Technology makes marathon track uneven playing field

Kipchoge’s record run vindicates that shoe technology makes marathon track uneven playing field

What’s in a name? Ask some woman cricketers looking for ICA membership

Authentic records were crucial, more so when it came to lesser known players, because only women cricketers who have played at least one international game for India at the senior level or five First-Class matches were eligible to become members and vote.

What Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge has achieved: Not an official record, but a triumph of human endurance

Kipchoge had tried and failed to break the hallowed two-hour barrier two years ago at the famous Monza motor racing track but the serene park in Vienna provided him the perfect setting to become the first man to go so fast over such a long distance.

Neeraj Chopra: Treading cautiously

For the past five weeks, Neeraj Chopra has been transitioning his technique to prevent recurrence of the elbow injury which needed surgery in May.

In and out: Neeraj Chopra told to withdraw from Open nationals at the 11th hour

The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) had also tweeted about his comeback to drum up interest around the competition which begins on Thursday.

Indian Cricketers Association elections on Friday: Fight to be voice of cricketers

Azad, Gaekwad in contention to be players’ representative in apex council.

In the absence Caster Semenya: How the times have changed

In the absence of World and Olympic champion Semenya, the women’s 800 metres regressed in terms of timing.

For Indian athletes, a far from smooth sailing in the World Championship’s run-up

It has been a far from smooth sailing for India in the run-up to the IAAF World Championships. Here’s a summary of India’s preparations for Doha.

Did AFI mismanage Hima Das’ injury?

There has been speculation about why Hima has struggled to post comparable timings after setting the national record of 50.79 seconds at the Asian Games in August last year after her breakthrough performance at the junior world championships.

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.

Hima Das in relay squad, with a caveat

A decision on Hima running the relays will be taken based on the feedback from sports medicine experts monitoring her, Athletics Federation of India (AFI) president Adille Sumariwalla told The Indian Express on Monday.

Achinta Sheuli stitches a new life on the weightlifting platform

This year has been fruitful for Sheuli — he became the national champion in the 73 kilogram category in February and followed it up with a gold at the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships last month.

Jinson Johnson: Faster, smarter

Doha-bound Jinson Johnson has consistently improved his timing and become a better tactician on track

Inter-state of affairs: Injury, 4 DNFs and a bizarre baton exchange

Perhaps at the back of his mind, as he stood waiting endlessly for Antony, anchor leg runner Muhammed Anas felt the pressure of qualifying for the World Championships.

Athletics Championships: After qualification, Anjali Devi faces next hurdle

Reclusive Haryana athlete has to attend confirmatory trials in order to be selected for the World Championship

Athletics Championships: Arpinder Singh falls centimetres short

Asian Games champion wins triple jump gold, but fails to breach world championship mark at inter-state meet.

Volker Herrmann: ‘Athletes rely too much on supplements, need better diet at SAI centres’

The 34-year-old took over as AFI’s high-performance director in July and is based at the National Institute of Sports in Patiala.

Athletes in last-mile dash for Doha

Recalling one of the many false dawns in Indian track and field is a timely reminder of how Indian athletes have often peaked at home but flopped when it mattered.

Anti-doping drive takes a hit as Wada suspends New Delhi lab

In the recent past at least three samples of Indian athletes tested positive at foreign labs after NDTL didn’t report an adverse analytical finding. The samples were re-tested on the insistence of Wada.

Business interests of European labs could have led to suspension: sports secretary

The sports secretary shared an interaction he had with a representative from Kazakhstan in Beijing at an anti-doping conference last week.