Articles by KP Mohan
Sep 12, 2019
IAAF World Championships could provide much-needed reality check to claims of Indians touching world standardsSaritaben Gayakwad’s exclusion from India's squad for the World Championships is as mysterious as the six-month old back injury of Hima Das who, according to AFI chief Adille Sumariwalla, is unable to speed up since the pain shoots up in the process.
Jul 23, 2019
India's top athletes, including five gold medallists, not tested by NADA before Asian Games 2018Five of the six individual gold medal winners in athletics at the Asian Games were not tested out of competition by the NADA prior to the event in Jakarta-Palembang last year.
May 25, 2019
Gomathi Marimuthu's doping episode raises doubts on NADA's work; reasons for delay in dope report by NDTL unclearThe claim of an immediate provisional suspension on 14 May lack conviction since AFI sources were denying any information about the NADA test even on 21 May! Without the federation in the know of it, there would be no way of imposing a provisional suspension.
May 14, 2019
IAAF World Relays 2019: Miserable failure of India's 4x400m relay teams at Yokohama must be an eye-opener for SAI, AFIFor a nation nursing Tokyo 2020 medal ambitions, with the longer relays very much on the agenda, the least one could've expected in Yokohama was a place each in the finals of the three 4x400m relays.
May 08, 2019
Caster Semenya vs IAAF: Science behind CAS' decision to regulate DSD athletes being obscured by false comparisonsThe scientists, who support DSD athletes or those in the media who do so, have no problem accepting the legal sex determined by anyone including unqualified, perhaps uneducated persons
May 01, 2019
Caster Semenya vs IAAF: CAS upholds 'discriminatory' DSD regulations to ensure 'level playing field' for female athletesThe CAS dismissed requests from Caster Semenya and the South African Athletics Federation for arbitration in the matter of the IAAF's new DSD regulations.
Apr 26, 2019
Asian Athletics Championships 2019: With World Championships, Tokyo 2020 on the horizon, India fail to improve on Asiad showingIf you were to look at the long-term prospects of Indian athletics or the expectations raised post the Asian Games, India's performance in Doha was poor.
Apr 19, 2019
Asian Athletics Championships 2019: Indian athletes must fulfil potential as World Championships, Tokyo Olympics loom largeTowards the goal of winning medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, it is essential for the Indian athletes to perform up to their true potential in the Asian Athletics Championships.
Apr 09, 2019
Shot putter Manpreet Kaur set to lose national record, Asian title after NADA hands her four-year suspension over doping violationManpreet stands to lose her Asian title which she won in Bhubaneswar in 2017, while her national record of 18.86m will be erased under all circumstances.
Mar 21, 2019
Asian Championships could be critical for Indian athletes in run up to World Championships, Tokyo OlympicsAsian Championships could be critical for Indian athletes in run up to World Championships, Tokyo Olympics