Indian athlete

The Volker Herrmann interview: 'India should compete in high-level events'

There were speculations on his sudden departure from Indian athletics, but High Performance Director Volker Herrmann did not want to delve into it.

published on : 24th November 2020

Blow for Indian athletics as High Performance Director Volker Herrmann resigns

Considering Volker was busy plotting the road map for his wards to excel in Tokyo, it's puzzling what happened in the interim.

published on : 21st November 2020

Athletes should be given a higher pedestal in society: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju

Rijiju said that those who win medals at big international meets find it easier to get sponsorship deals but the same is not the case with those who don't win.

published on : 12th July 2020

Relief, albeit with a rider

News of stadia allowed to open good news for athletes, but a lot depends on what sport ministry & states decide

published on : 18th May 2020

Lockdown: More athletes seek psychological help

The ongoing lockdown to help contain the spread of the pandemic is causing mental anguish, of this there is little doubt.

published on : 12th April 2020

Eight-month suspension of Olympics qualification period big blow for Indian athletes

World Athletics said the results in the intervening period of April 6 and November 30, 2020 will continue to be recorded for statistical purposes.

published on : 8th April 2020

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Heavy medal for Indian contingent?

The Tokyo Olympics has the potential to be the kind of turning point that the 2010 Commonwealth Games was to Indian sport.

published on : 12th January 2020

From Poland with pride: Sprint queen Hima Das celebrates her Class XII success 

She scored 63 in English, 84 in Assamese, 60 in Advanced Assamese, 75 in Political Science, 67 in Education and 46 in Geography.

published on : 25th May 2019

Asian Games athletics: India's 4x400m mixed relay team's appeal for gold rejected 

India had lodged a protest, stating that a Bahraini runner had caused obstruction to Hima Das during the relay race in which India finished second after M R Poovamma frittered away a good 30m lead.

published on : 29th August 2018

Asian games 2018: Khushbir Kaur finishes fourth in 20km race walk  as three others disqualified

In the men's 20km race walk event also, both national record holder K T Irfan and Manish Rawat were disqualified in similar situations as Soumya.

published on : 29th August 2018

Dutee Chand bags second Asian Games medal, wins 200m silver 

She crossed the finishing line in 23.20 seconds, behind Bahrain's Edidiong Odiong who clinched the gold in 22.96.

published on : 29th August 2018