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.
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'.
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.
The 32-year-old was elected alongside reigning women's world champion Natalia Avdeeva of Russia after participants voted during the ongoing World Championships.
The AFI has identified five states — Haryana, Rajasthan, Kerala, Karnataka and Punjab — where 400m aspirants and throwers are aplenty.
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.
The last batch of Indian para athletes, who returned home this evening were the badminton contingent, shooters and recurve archery team.
The Odisha government has allegedly yet not included these specially-abled sportspersons in its Direct Requirement Scheme for meritorious players.
Despite several reminders, the state government is not considering their legitimate demands, the association said.
South Australia is imposing an additional 14-day domestic quarantine on those athletes who want to return to the state after isolating in Sydney.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.