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HindustanTimes Mon,21 Apr 2014

Athletics

Sally Pearson fastest hurdler, reinstated Toufiq triumphs

Sally Pearson of Australia set a new Olympics record to win the gold in the women's 100 metres hurdles while reinstated Algerian Taoufik Makhloufi produced a stunning burst in the last 300 meters to be proclaimed the men's 1,500 metres champion.

Bolt, Brathwaite anxiously eyeing semis

Sprint superstar Usain Bolt described his opening 200 metres heat here as "easy" as he took a giant step towards an unprecedented repeat Olympic sprint double at the London Games.

Bolt a legend with the X-Factor

Usain Bolt may believe he is now worthy of the legend tag and be on a par with Michael Johnson - but he arguably surpasses the American because he can win and entertain at the same time.

Olympic athletics: Russia's Lashmanova wins walk in record time

Russia's Elena Lashmanova won Olympic gold in the women's 20km race walk on Saturday, beating the world record of her fellow Russian Vera Sokolova in the process.

Olympic athletics: Farah adds 5000m title to 10000m gold

Britain's Mo Farah added the 5000 metres title to his 10000 metres gold medal at the London Olympics on Saturday.

Olympic athletics: US women power to 4x400m relay gold

The US powered unchallenged to Olympic gold in the women's 4x400 metres relay on Saturday.

Paralympian Girisha accorded a warm reception

Girisha Hosanagara Nagarajegowda was accorded a warm welcome at the international airport in New Delhi on his arrival from the London Paralympic Games, where he won a silver in the Men's High Jump F42 event.

Jithin clears 2.22m, sets new high jump record

International high jumper Jithin C Thomas of Services set a new meet record while Olympian shot putter Om Prakash suffered defeat on the third day of the 52nd Open National athletics championships.

Railways win overall title

Railways lifted the overall trophy in the 52nd National Open Athletics Championships in Chennai on Thursday. Services finished runners-up, and the ONGC were third.

Property tax exemption for Sushil

The South Municipal Corporation on Monday offered tax exemption to silver-medalist Sushil Kumar on any one property in Delhi.

Kavita on the path to redemption

Kavita Raut, the country's leading woman distance runner, isn't addicted to road racing. She is more at home on the track. Nonetheless, whenever opportunity rises, even if the distance is 21km - the longest track race she runs is 10,000m, she performs with enthusiasm.

Kipyego, Wude win Delhi Half Marathon

Braving hot and humid conditions, Kenya's Edwin Kipyego emerged victorious in the men's elite category, while Ethiopia's Yimer Wude won the women's title of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon, here today.

Africa endures Capital punishment

The field was excellent in the elite men's group, there were at least 10 sub-60 runners, and there were huge expectations. Experts were hoping for a blistering run; one which would shatter the record of 59:15.

Going beyond the comfort zone

I had a good feeling going into this year's Delhi Half Marathon — my annual effort to push a middle-aged body beyond its comfort zone.

Inflation hits elite SAI athletes where it hurts most

India's heartening effort at the London Olympics has raised the sports ministry's hopes that the country will emerge as a sporting power by the 2020 Olympics, Saurabh Duggal reports.
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