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HindustanTimes Sun,13 Jul 2014

Athletics

Age-conscious Bolt feels need for speed in 2013

Conscious that he is not getting any younger, Usain Bolt will be focusing on pure speed next year after retaining his Olympic 100 and 200 meters titles in London.

Bolt named World Athlete of the Year

Usain Bolt has won the IAAF World Athlete of the Year award for the fourth time over United States hurdler Aries Merritt and Kenyan runner David Rudisha.

After eight years, IOC nabs offenders

Four 2004 Athens Olympic medallists, including Ukraine’s shot put champion Yuriy Bilonog, have been stripped of their medals after re-tested samples from eight years ago were positive, the IOC said on Wednesday.

Ministry notice to AFI on elections

Continuing with its efforts to cleanse the system, the sports ministry issued a show-cause notice to the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Monday, asking the national sports federation (NSF) to explain its stand on certain issues related to the April polls, when the new office-bearers were elected for a term of four years, Navneet Singh reports.

Bolt beaten in season opener

Jamaican Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt was beaten in his first race of the 2013 season on Saturday, finishing third in a low-key 400 metre event in his hometown of Kingston.

Olympian Gurmeet ready for tough battle

Olympian Gurmeet Singh established himself at the top in the men’s 20km event on the opening day of the two-day National race walking championships at Patiala. HT reports.

Yadav aims to be the changing face of marathon

Arvind Kumar Yadav from Uttar Pradesh has been competing in the domestic road-race circuit for the past four years. The former track-runner switched to road racing to earn valuable money and become a force in marathon events.

Fauja Singh shines at last race

A 101-year-old Sikh believed to be the world's oldest distance runner retired today after ending his last race in Hong Kong on a high, describing it as one of the "happiest days" of his long life.

Oldest marathon runner retires at 101

101-year-old Fauja Singh, the world's oldest marathon runner of Indian-origin, retired from competitive events as a "very happy" man as he finished his last race in Hong Kong on Sunday.

Deborah to fight for gold, history

Deborah doesn't feel nervous at the start of a race. It has to do with mental strength, coupled with her physical power. The girl from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands gave her best on Saturday to enter the final of the junior women's 200m sprint event. Navneet Singh reports.

The sheen’s off scarred Oscar

The sporting world has given the cold shoulder to Oscar Pistorius after a court in South Africa allowed the Olympic and Paralympic star to return to international competition.

Lance Armstrong to make splash in return

The disgraced cyclist is signed up to swim three events this weekend at the Masters South Central Zone Swimming Championships at the University of Texas.

Indian runners lucky to escape unhurt in Boston

The festive mood turned sombre soon after the twin blasts rocked the 117th edition of the Boston Marathon yesterday, reports Navneet Singh.

Terror times

Yesterday’s Boston marathon was rocked by two explosions that killed three and injured over 100 near the finish line. HT takes a look at similar attacks:

Yohan Blake suffers hamstring injury

Reigning world 100m champion Yohan Blake could be out up to six weeks after suffering a right hamstring injury during the UTech Classic track and field meet in Kingston on the weekend.
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