Athletics Federation of India

AFI plans robust grassroots programme to unearth gems like Neeraj Chopra

The AFI has identified five states —  Haryana, Rajasthan, Kerala, Karnataka and Punjab — where 400m aspirants and throwers are aplenty.

published on : 14th September 2021

Former coach has last laugh over AFI as golden boy Neeraj Chopra lands up at his residence

As Neeraj came to the house of Kashinath Naik and spent almost an hour with his family members, Naik had the last laugh.

published on : 24th August 2021

AFI inks cooperation agreement with Athletics Federation of Iran

The Athletics Federation of India has signed an agreement with its Iranian counterparts to 'formalise one another's support'.

published on : 16th August 2021

AFI to celebrate August 7, Neeraj's Olympic gold winning Day, as National Javelin Day

The 23-year-old Chopra became only the second Indian to win an individual Olympic gold in Tokyo on Saturday when he clinched the yellow metal in javelin throw with a best effort of 87.58 m .

published on : 10th August 2021

AFI's decision to train Neeraj Chopra with German expert Klaus Bartonietz bears fruit

The AFI's appreciation of German coach Klaus Bartonietz, who helped guide javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra to gold at the Tokyo Olympics.

published on : 8th August 2021

AFI names 28-member team for World Athletics U-20 Championships

India named a 28-member team for the World Athletics U-20 Championships to be held in Nairobi, Kenya from August 17 to 22.

published on : 3rd August 2021

Athletes have no excuses, must perform: AFI president Sumariwalla

Sumariwalla pointed to Indian Grand Prix-4 and the national inter-state championship, both of which took place in Patiala last month, as ample preparation for the athletes.

published on : 23rd July 2021

Athletics Federation of India to take action against under-performers at Tokyo Olympics 

AFI President Adille Sumariwalla said the coaches of both the athletes had been spoken to about their lacklustre form in the trials.

published on : 23rd July 2021

Tokyo Olympics: AFI decide against withdrawing M Sreeshankar, KT Irfan from contingent

Sumariwalla also said the coaches of both athletes had been spoken to about the lacklustre form in the trials.

published on : 23rd July 2021

26-member athletics team for Tokyo Olympics

AFI president Adille J Sumariwalla said that the federation is looking forward to a good show by the team.

published on : 6th July 2021

AFI says its Grievance Committee will look into Seema Punia's demand

Despite Punia's demand, the current World Athletics rules on female eligibility regulations are very clear that they do not apply to field events.

published on : 30th June 2021

Athletics Federation of India, Hima Das pay heartfelt tribute to Milkha Singh

Hima Das and Olympian Anju Bobby George on Saturday expressed their condolences on the demise of track legend Milkha Singh.

published on : 19th June 2021

Javelin throwers' spat with coach can impact Tokyo show: Kashinath Naik

Kashinath Naik said that the spat between Uwe Hohn and AFI could have an impact on the mindset of athletes preparing for the Tokyo Olympics.

published on : 17th June 2021

Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bangladesh expected in national athletics; participation mandatory

AFI says skipping without valid reason may result in dropping from Olympic team.

published on : 15th June 2021

Elite athletes get another shot for Olympic qualification via Indian Grand Prix 4 on June 21

Hima and Dutee, who are yet to qualify for the Olympics, were to be a part of the 4x100m women's relay team, which was earlier planned events to be held in the two Central Asian countries.

published on : 9th June 2021
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