athletes

Tamil Nadu state senior athletic championships: M Mariappan bags gold medal in 800m men's event

M Mariappan, with a timing of 1:54:46, bagged a gold in the 800m men’s event at the 93rd Tamil Nadu state senior athletic championships held at Jawaharlal Nehru stadium here on Friday.

published on : 16th October 2021

Athletics, swimming only compulsory sports: CGF roadmap

However, as part of the recommended pathway for the upcoming two CWGs from 2026, they have included T20 (both men and women) as a 'proposed core sport'.

published on : 11th October 2021

Bangalore-based real estate professional to compete in Croatia Ironman triathlon

38-year-old Bengaluru-based property developer Nirupa Shankar is making heads turn with her decision to take part in the Croatia Ironman triathlon being held this Sunday.

published on : 10th October 2021

Abhishek Verma elected to World Archery's athletes committee

The 32-year-old was elected alongside reigning women's world champion Natalia Avdeeva of Russia after participants voted during the ongoing World Championships.

published on : 23rd September 2021

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

Ex-captain of India's wheelchair cricket team Rajendra Dhami turns coach for para-athletes in Uttarakhand

Pithoragarh district administration has decided to employ him as a coach to train para-athletes in his home district only. 

published on : 10th September 2021

India's history-making Paralympians return to rousing reception

The last batch of Indian para athletes, who returned home this evening were the badminton contingent, shooters and recurve archery team.

published on : 6th September 2021

Odisha's para-athletes stage dharna demanding equal rights

The Odisha government has allegedly yet not included these specially-abled sportspersons in its Direct Requirement Scheme for meritorious players. 

published on : 31st August 2021

Odisha para-athletes to observe Sports Day as black day

Despite several reminders, the state government is not considering their legitimate demands, the association said.

published on : 24th August 2021

Australian team condemns double-quarantine for 16 Olympians

South Australia is imposing an additional 14-day domestic quarantine on those athletes who want to return to the state after isolating in Sydney.

published on : 11th August 2021

Punjab government announces increased cash awards for Olympic athletes

Rana Sodhi said that Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh will honour the Olympic players, while Governor VP Singh Badnaur would be the special guest on this occasion.

published on : 11th August 2021

Frenzy, chaos as history-making Indian Olympic contingent returns from Tokyo

Waving the tri-colour, people danced to the beat of the dhol and live band, sang and screamed their lungs out to show their appreciation for the medal winners.

published on : 9th August 2021

Tokyo Olympics: 10 Indian officials allowed for attending closing ceremony, no limit on athletes

As per protocols followed by Indian Olympic Association, the medal winners including gold medallist Neeraj Chopra will be duly made flag bearers in the future multi sporting events.

published on : 8th August 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Can javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra finally end India's wait?

It should be to Neeraj’s advantage that the likes of Julius Yego (Kenya) and Keshorn Walcott (Trinidad and Tobago) – have failed to qualify for the final.  

published on : 7th August 2021

Jharkhand players participating in Tokyo Olympics to be made state icons: CM Hemant Soren

They are being rewarded for their superior performance, he said adding apart from this sports grounds, Astro Turf stadiums and football grounds are being developed in the panchayats.

published on : 3rd August 2021
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