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India's Shaili Singh clinches silver in women's long jump

Shaili's personal best effort of 6.59m was not enough for a gold as she was pipped to the post by Sweden's reigning European junior champion Maja Askag, who managed 6.60m for the top spot on the final day of the championships.
Shaili Singh clinched a silver medal in the women's long jump event at World Athletics U20 Championships(SAI Media / Twitter)
Shaili Singh clinched a silver medal in the women's long jump event at World Athletics U20 Championships(SAI Media / Twitter)
Published on Aug 22, 2021 08:51 PM IST
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PTI | , Nairobi

India's Amit Khatri wins silver in 10km race walk at World U-20 Athletics Meet

India's Amit Khatri clocked 42:17.94 minutes to finish behind host country's Heristone Wanyoni of Kenya, who won the gold with a timing of 42:10.84 minutes.
Amit Khatri wins silver medal in the 10km race walk for men at the World U-20 Athletics Championship(MyGovIndia / Twitter)
Amit Khatri wins silver medal in the 10km race walk for men at the World U-20 Athletics Championship(MyGovIndia / Twitter)
Published on Aug 21, 2021 03:09 PM IST
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India win 4x400m mixed relay bronze in world U-20 athletics

Priya Mohan, member of the relay team, also qualified for the 400m final while Indian athletes also reached the finals of men's javelin and shot put.
Indian mixed 4x400m relay team won a bronze(Twitter)
Indian mixed 4x400m relay team won a bronze(Twitter)
Updated on Aug 18, 2021 11:02 PM IST
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India storm into final of mixed 4X400m relay in U-20 World Athletics C'ships

The Indian quartet of Abdul Razzaq, Priya Mohan, Summy, and Kapil (in the same order) entered the final as the second-best team overall with a championship record timing of 3:23.36.
India storm into final of mixed 4X400m relay in U-20 World Athletics Championships(Twitter/WA)
India storm into final of mixed 4X400m relay in U-20 World Athletics Championships(Twitter/WA)
Published on Aug 18, 2021 01:24 PM IST
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World Athletics Championships moved ahead to avoid clash with Tokyo Games

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Tokyo 2020 had announced the Olympics would run from July 23 to August 8 next year with the Paralympics following from August 24 to September 5.
Representational image.(File)
Representational image.(File)
Updated on Apr 09, 2020 12:49 PM IST
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Paris | ByIndo Asian News Service

Will go abroad if required: Dutee Chand on Olympic preparation

Dutee Chand broke her own national record as she clocked a timing of 11.22 seconds in the women’s 100m semifinals on her way to a gold medal at the 59th National Open Athletics Championships in Ranchi on October 11.
File image of Indian sprinter Dutee Chand.(Getty Images)
File image of Indian sprinter Dutee Chand.(Getty Images)
Updated on Oct 15, 2019 10:13 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByAsian News International

World Athletics Championships: India finish 58th in Doha as US top medal tally

Out of these, steeplechaser Avinash Sable and the mixed 4x400m team secured quotas for 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Javelin thrower Annu Rani finished eighth and thus missed out on qualification.
File photo of India's Avinash Sable in action.(REUTERS)
File photo of India's Avinash Sable in action.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 07, 2019 01:14 PM IST
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Doha | ByIndo-Asian News Service

Asian champion P U Chitra crashes out of 1500m in World Championships

Asian champion Chitra ran 4 minutes 11.10 seconds, a tad better than her earlier personal best of 4:11.55, to finish eighth in heat number two and 30th overall out of 35 runners to crash out.
File image of Indian athlete P U Chitra.(REUTERS)
File image of Indian athlete P U Chitra.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 02, 2019 09:09 PM IST
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Doha | ByPTI

Usain Bolt’s World Championships gold medal record broken by USA’s Allyson Felix

Felix’s gold tally is now at 12, one more than what Bolt finished with at the 2017 World Championships.
Allyson Felix breaks Usain Bolt’s World Championships gold medal record.(Reuters)
Allyson Felix breaks Usain Bolt’s World Championships gold medal record.(Reuters)
Updated on Sep 30, 2019 02:37 PM IST
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Doha | ByIndo Asian News Service

India enter World Athletics Championships with low expectations

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.
File photo of India's Dutee Chand at Asian Athletics Championships.(REUTERS)
File photo of India's Dutee Chand at Asian Athletics Championships.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 26, 2019 02:54 PM IST
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Doha | ByPress Trust of India

Exclusive | ‘Only one aim in my mind - to qualify for Tokyo Olympics 2020’, says Dutee Chand ahead of World Athletics Championships

A day before heading to Doha, Chand spoke in an exclusive interview to Hindustan Times and said that she would be hoping to record her personal best at the Worlds, despite the strong competition in front of her.
File photo of Dutee Chand.(REUTERS)
File photo of Dutee Chand.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 24, 2019 03:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

Hima Das to target Worlds slot in international meets

Hima Das’ name figures in the eight-member list of participants from Assam for the four-day Inter State Championship here but her coach Nipon Das said the ‘Dhing Express’ will not participate.
A file photo of Hima Das.(Getty Images for IAAF)
A file photo of Hima Das.(Getty Images for IAAF)
Updated on Aug 23, 2019 12:13 AM IST
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Dutee Chand unable to travel to Germany due to ‘technical problems’

Dutee Chand had last week requested the External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to help her get visa so that she could participate in a couple of competitions, and was subsequently granted the same after government intervention
A file photo of Dutee Chand.(AFP)
A file photo of Dutee Chand.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 14, 2019 07:49 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Dutee Chand granted Europe visa in bid to qualify for World Championships

While Dutee asked for help a day earlier, sources said that the athlete had applied for the visa last week and had planned to depart from India on Friday.
File photo of Dutee Chand.(AFP)
File photo of Dutee Chand.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 10, 2019 01:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByPTI

Hima Das wins 3rd gold in less than 2 weeks, Anas smashes NR to qualify for World C’ships

In the women’s 200m race, Hima clocked a much improved time of 23.43 seconds to win the gold. She has a personal best of 23.10 sec in 200m. This was her third international gold in 11 days.
File image of Hima Das(Getty Images for IAAF)
File image of Hima Das(Getty Images for IAAF)
Updated on Jul 14, 2019 12:11 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPTI

Budapest to host 2023 World Athletics Championships

The city was the sole candidate under a new IAAF system that saw away with traditional bidding campaigns in favour of a consultation process.
Athletics - IAAF Council Press Conference - The Sea Club Conference Centre, Monaco - December 4, 2018 IAAF President Sebastian Coe during the press conference(REUTERS)
Athletics - IAAF Council Press Conference - The Sea Club Conference Centre, Monaco - December 4, 2018 IAAF President Sebastian Coe during the press conference(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 04, 2018 11:22 PM IST
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Monaco | ByAFP

IAAF introduces midnight marathon to combat heat at 2019 Doha worlds

Race walking events will also start at 11.30pm local time as part of a big shake-up of the traditional scheduling for the IAAF world championships
The IAAF will reschedule the marathon at the 2019 Doha worlds to midnight to tackle the heat.(Getty Images)
The IAAF will reschedule the marathon at the 2019 Doha worlds to midnight to tackle the heat.(Getty Images)
Updated on May 04, 2018 06:48 PM IST
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Agence France-Presse, Doha | ByAgence France-Presse
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