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Saturday, December 14, 2019

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Neeraj Chopra no longer training with high-profile coach Hohn
Sat, Nov 30, 2019

It is also learnt that Chopra had suggested the name of another foreign coach but the AFI shot down the proposal as they felt he was not qualified enough. Chopra is yet to qualify for the Olympics and has not competed this season owing to the injury.

After long wait for one, ‘two’ Gautam Gambhir stands come up at Feroz Shah Kotla
Wed, Nov 27, 2019

With the original slot already occupied, the new hoarding was placed at the other end of the stadium. Now Kotla had two Gambhir stands — one on the left of the stadium end and the other on the right.

Gautam Gambhir set to get a stand, months after plan was shelved
Wed, Nov 20, 2019

The homage to Gambhir was supposed to come months earlier. At an emergent meeting of the council in June, members had unanimously decided to name a stand after him 'as a mark of recognition'.

Long-jumping and breaking records: Shaili Singh, remember the name
Thu, Nov 07, 2019

Raised by a single mother, the record-breaking 15-year-old Jhansi girl is tipped to be the next Anju Bobby George. Last week itsef, Shaili Singh broke the U16 national record for the second time in a year.

PS Narasimha: The Negotiator
Sun, Nov 03, 2019

The BCCI was told to reform and set its house in order. Stubborn officials reluctant to shed the old order, multiple interpretations of court judgements and various stakeholders pulling in different directions made it a long-drawn legal battle. PS Narasimha, the Amicus Curiae, was the key that unlocked the gridlock. The Indian Express on how the tide turned.

How Sanju Samson re-discovered himself, and love for the game
Sat, Nov 02, 2019

About four months ago, Sanju Samson turned off the switch in his mind which constantly relayed negative thoughts. Feeling like he had hit a nadir, Samson stopped obsessing about playing for India. This was shortly after the IPL season.

Shoe bites: Technology makes marathon track uneven playing field
Fri, Oct 18, 2019

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
Thu, Oct 17, 2019

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
Mon, Oct 14, 2019

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
Fri, Oct 11, 2019

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
Thu, Oct 10, 2019

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
Wed, Oct 09, 2019

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

In the absence Caster Semenya: How the times have changed
Fri, Oct 04, 2019

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
Fri, Sep 27, 2019

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?
Thu, Sep 19, 2019

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
Sat, Sep 14, 2019

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
Tue, Sep 10, 2019

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
Fri, Sep 06, 2019

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
Tue, Sep 03, 2019

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
Sat, Aug 31, 2019

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.