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KT Irfan, Indian Olympian 20km walker during an award presentation ceremony to honour players who bagged the 4th to 12th position in Olympic games and Paralympic athletes in International competitions at Major Dhyan Chand National stadium.(Hindustan Times)

Olympic-bound race walker KT Irfan, sprinter Dutee Chand included in TOPS core group

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 03:39 PM IST
Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, who has also qualified for the Tokyo Olympics, and top sprinter Hima Das were retained in the TOPS core group after a performance review.
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File image of Neeraj Chopra.(PTI)
File image of Neeraj Chopra.(PTI)

Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra leaves Patiala camp

By Navneet Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 01:08 PM IST
According to the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) issued by Sports Authority of India (SAI) in May for national campers, 14-day quarantine is mandatory for athletes entering the SAI campus.
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File image of Neeraj Chopra.(REUTERS)
File image of Neeraj Chopra.(REUTERS)

AFI confirms Khel Ratna recommendation for Neeraj Chopra; 4 athletes nominated for Arjuna

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 04:37 PM IST
Asian Games gold medallists Arpinder Singh (triple jump) and Manjit Singh (800m) and reigning Asian champion middle distance runner P U Chitra were recommended for the Arjuna Award, besides Dutee.
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Athlete Swapna Barman at a training session at NIS Patiala in June 2014. It seems illogical to put athletes through a draconian quarantine within sports centres, when no one inside is symptomatic.(AP)
Athlete Swapna Barman at a training session at NIS Patiala in June 2014. It seems illogical to put athletes through a draconian quarantine within sports centres, when no one inside is symptomatic.(AP)

Quarantine: An excuse for autocracy?

By Rudraneil Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2020 08:33 AM IST
A generation of gritty stars fought the system, but with the pandemic, old, oppressive ways seem to have returned
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Gold medalist Neeraj Chopra of India.(REUTERS)
Gold medalist Neeraj Chopra of India.(REUTERS)

Neeraj Chopra recommended for Khel Ratna by AFI

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 11:06 PM IST
The 22-year-old Chopra is the only track and field athlete to be recommended by the AFI for the country’s highest sports award this year.
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(L-R): Hima Das, Neeraj Chopra and Navjeet Dhillon(Getty Images)
(L-R): Hima Das, Neeraj Chopra and Navjeet Dhillon(Getty Images)

Athletes resume outdoor training at Patiala centre, top coaches barred

UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 11:59 PM IST
There are close to 40 core group track and field athletes, including javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, Hima Das, women’s 100m relay team, shot putter Tejinder Pal Singh Toor and Navjeet Dhillon in Patiala.
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Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra is currently in Patiala(IANS)
Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra is currently in Patiala(IANS)

Post-lockdown, athletics, boxing draw up plans to resume training

By Navneet Singh/Avishek Roy | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2020 10:45 PM IST
Athletes in SAI campuses must follow the sports ministry’s Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), maintain social distancing and can’t use the gym.
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File image of Neeraj Chopra.(REUTERS)
File image of Neeraj Chopra.(REUTERS)

No Indian athlete to compete abroad this year: AFI chief Sumariwalla

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2020 08:48 PM IST
Earlier this month, the AFI prepared a tentative calendar for this year starting with the Indian Grand Prix on September 12 and squeezing in three national champions in a period of less than two months.
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Noah Lyles of USA competes and wins the Men's 200m Final during the IAAF Diamond League.(Getty Images)
Noah Lyles of USA competes and wins the Men's 200m Final during the IAAF Diamond League.(Getty Images)

No Indian athletes for Diamond League restart

By Navneet Singh | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2020 05:04 PM IST
The Diamond League Circuit this year will be a series of 10 one-day competitions spread over 10 weeks, which will provisionally commence on August 14 in Monaco and conclude on October 14 in Eugene, USA.
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File image of Shivpal Singh.(PTI)
File image of Shivpal Singh.(PTI)

Olympics-bound Shivpal rues missing Diamond League due to COVID-19 pandemic

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 04:21 PM IST
All Diamond League meets scheduled till June 13 have been postponed because of the pandemic which has killed more than 2 lakh people globally.
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Neeraj Chopra of India competes during the mens javelin qualification during day seven of the 16th IAAF World Athletics Championships London 2017.(Getty Images)
Neeraj Chopra of India competes during the mens javelin qualification during day seven of the 16th IAAF World Athletics Championships London 2017.(Getty Images)

Tokyo 2020 delay a blessing in disguise for India’s Neeraj Chopra

By Reuters | MUMBAI
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2020 02:59 PM IST
The Commonwealth and Asian Games champion, seen as one of India’s best medal prospects at the Games, spent the whole of 2019 recovering from an elbow operation on his throwing arm.
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File image of Indian athlete Neeraj Chopra.(AFP)
File image of Indian athlete Neeraj Chopra.(AFP)

Coronavirus outbreak: Neeraj Chopra, Shivpal Singh take emergency flight home

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2020 11:41 PM IST
Neeraj Chopra and fellow javelin thrower Rohit Yadav have been training under Klaus Bartonietz, German bio-mechanic expert attached to the Indian squad, in Turkey.
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Lighting ceremony of the Olympic flame for Tokyo 2020(REUTERS)
Lighting ceremony of the Olympic flame for Tokyo 2020(REUTERS)

Tripping up on the road to Tokyo

By HT Correspondents | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON MAR 16, 2020 10:06 AM IST
For those who have cleared the qualification hurdle, the headache now is to maintain form as sports events are cancelled worldwide with authorities battling to somehow slow the spread of the virus.
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A file photo of Shivpal Singh.(Twitter)
A file photo of Shivpal Singh.(Twitter)

Javelin thrower Shivpal qualifies for Tokyo Olympics, joins Neeraj Chopra

By Press Trust of India | Potchefstroom
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2020 10:54 AM IST
The 24-year-old Shivpal crossed the qualifying standard of 85m by hurling the spear to a distance of 85.47m in his fifth attempt to win gold in the ACNW Meeting at the McArthur Stadium late on Tuesday.
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File image of Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra.(REUTERS)
File image of Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra.(REUTERS)

How Neeraj Chopra battled injuries to make it to Tokyo Olympics

By Karan Prashant Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2020 07:16 PM IST
The javelin thrower had been away from competitions for nearly eight months due to injury, but a throw of 83.90m in September 2018 at the 68th All India Inter-Services Athletics Championships in Jalahalli earned him the berth.
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Neeraj Chopra competes during the men’s javelin qualification during the 16th IAAF World Athletics Championships London 2017.(Getty Images for IAAF)
Neeraj Chopra competes during the men’s javelin qualification during the 16th IAAF World Athletics Championships London 2017.(Getty Images for IAAF)

‘This performance is giving me hope,’ Olympic-bound Neeraj Chopra says relieved to be just competing again

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2020 04:46 PM IST
Chopra qualified for the Tokyo Olympics with a throw of 87.86m at the ACNE League meeting at Potchefstroom on Tuesday, after missing the entire 2019 season following a surgery on his elbow.
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A file photo of javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra.(REUTERS)
A file photo of javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra.(REUTERS)

Neeraj Chopra spears his way to Tokyo Games

By Navneet Singh | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2020 11:33 PM IST
The 22-year-old Indian, the first from the country to win a Commonwealth Games gold in javelin, missed the entire 2019 season due to an elbow injury on his throwing arm.
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File photo of Neeraj Chopra(Getty Images)
File photo of Neeraj Chopra(Getty Images)

Neeraj Chopra sets sights on April return

By Navneet Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2020 10:23 AM IST
Neeraj Chopra is currently training in Potchefstroom, South Africa under German biomechanics expert Klaus Bartonietz, who was appointed a year ago to support chief coach Uwe Hohn.
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Representative image - Olympics rings in display in Tokyo(REUTERS)
Representative image - Olympics rings in display in Tokyo(REUTERS)

Year-Ender 2019: Shooting a ‘happy headache’, Athletics a worry for India ahead of Tokyo Olympics

By Karan Prashant Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2019 08:54 PM IST
Winning gold medals in major tournaments, and setting world records, Indian shooters grabbed the headlines throughout 2019. But will that translate into medals in Tokyo, is the biggest question.
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File photo of Neeraj Chopra.(REUTERS)
File photo of Neeraj Chopra.(REUTERS)

Neeraj, Hima among national campers named for period up to Tokyo Olympics

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2019 10:23 PM IST
Both Neeraj and Hima did not take part in the recently concluded World Championships while Dutee failed to qualify for the semifinals after a disappointing performance.
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A view of Lal Chowk during restrictions in Srinagar. About 800 people, including top politicians, have been under detention since the Centre moved to revoke J&K’s special status and to split the state into two Union territories in August. Around 250 of them have been shifted out of Kashmir.(PTI Photo)
A view of Lal Chowk during restrictions in Srinagar. About 800 people, including top politicians, have been under detention since the Centre moved to revoke J&K’s special status and to split the state into two Union territories in August. Around 250 of them have been shifted out of Kashmir.(PTI Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Call on release of former J-K CMs likely in the next few days and all the latest news at this hour

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2019 08:51 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion curated for you. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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File image of India’s Neeraj Chopra.(Getty Omages)
File image of India’s Neeraj Chopra.(Getty Omages)

I was keen to compete in Ranchi: Neeraj Chopra

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2019 11:20 PM IST
Chopra, who underwent an elbow surgery in May this year and missed the entire competitive season, was keen on making a comeback and had sent his entry on Monday, which was accepted by the AFI
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File image of Neeraj Chopra.(Getty/File)
File image of Neeraj Chopra.(Getty/File)

Neeraj Chopra not fit to participate in National Open Athletics Championships, says AFI chief

By Indo-Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2019 01:40 PM IST
Now it is reported that the 21-year-old has been asked to withdraw after his coaches felt he had not recovered sufficiently following an elbow surgery in May.
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File image of Indian javelin star Neeraj Chopra.(PTI)
File image of Indian javelin star Neeraj Chopra.(PTI)

Javelin star Neeraj Chopra to return after elbow surgery

By Navneet Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2019 07:29 PM IST
Chopra, one of India’s few world-class athletes, was expected to shine in the recent World Athletics Championships in Doha, but injury sidelined him for almost the entire 2019 season.
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File photo of India's Dutee Chand at Asian Athletics Championships.(REUTERS)
File photo of India's Dutee Chand at Asian Athletics Championships.(REUTERS)

India enter World Athletics Championships with low expectations

By Press Trust of India | Doha
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 02:54 PM IST
World-class javelin thrower Neeraj is not taking part in the September 27 to October 6 showpiece as he has been doing light training since May, having underwent an elbow surgery.
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File photo of Hima Das.(Getty Images for IAAF)
File photo of Hima Das.(Getty Images for IAAF)

Hima Das named in World C’ships team as relay runner

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 09:43 PM IST
Hima could not qualify for her pet event 400m but she has been named to run in the women’s 4x400m relay and the mixed 4x400m relay races.
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IOA President Narinder Batra, AFI president Adille Sumariwalla and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju (L-R)(HT Photo)
IOA President Narinder Batra, AFI president Adille Sumariwalla and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju (L-R)(HT Photo)

Sports Minister Rijiju lauds corporate support in talent hunt scheme that produced Neeraj , Dutee

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 04:04 PM IST
The National Inter District Junior Athletics Meet (NIDJAM) is a talent hunt programme that involves young athletes from nearly 500 districts of India with over 50,000 young athletes participating in it every year.
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File photo of India's Neeraj Chopra.(PTI)
File photo of India's Neeraj Chopra.(PTI)

Neeraj Chopra considering World Championships participation after AFI says he has qualified

By PTI | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 11:45 PM IST
Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra on Thursday said he would consider participating in the World Championships later this year after it emerged that he has qualified for the showpiece event
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A file photo of Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra.(PTI)
A file photo of Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra.(PTI)

Neeraj Chopra at the tipping point

By Avishek Roy | Hindustan Times, Vidya nagar (Karnataka)
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 01:56 PM IST
Neeraj Chopra stands on this ground every day, a few steps away from the figure, a few metres away from the Olympics countdown clock, and goes through his action in his mind—the feel of the javelin in his hand, the way he grips it.
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India's Neeraj Chopra competes in the final of the men's javelin throw athletics event during the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 27, 2018.(AFP)
India's Neeraj Chopra competes in the final of the men's javelin throw athletics event during the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 27, 2018.(AFP)

Neeraj Chopra recovering without complications: AFI president

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2019 10:26 PM IST
Neeraj Chopra was successfully operated by celebrated orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Dinshaw Pardiwala at the Kokilaben Dirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai on May 2.
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