articles by KP Mohan

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IAAF World Championships could provide much-needed reality check to claims of Indians touching world standards

Saritaben 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.

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India's top athletes, including five gold medallists, not tested by NADA before Asian Games 2018

Five 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.

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Gomathi Marimuthu's doping episode raises doubts on NADA's work; reasons for delay in dope report by NDTL unclear

The 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.

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IAAF World Relays 2019: Miserable failure of India's 4x400m relay teams at Yokohama must be an eye-opener for SAI, AFI

For 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.

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Caster Semenya vs IAAF: Science behind CAS' decision to regulate DSD athletes being obscured by false comparisons

The 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

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Caster Semenya vs IAAF: CAS upholds 'discriminatory' DSD regulations to ensure 'level playing field' for female athletes

The CAS dismissed requests from Caster Semenya and the South African Athletics Federation for arbitration in the matter of the IAAF's new DSD regulations.

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Asian Athletics Championships 2019: With World Championships, Tokyo 2020 on the horizon, India fail to improve on Asiad showing

If 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.

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Asian Athletics Championships 2019: Indian athletes must fulfil potential as World Championships, Tokyo Olympics loom large

Towards 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.

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Shot putter Manpreet Kaur set to lose national record, Asian title after NADA hands her four-year suspension over doping violation

Manpreet 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.

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Asian Championships could be critical for Indian athletes in run up to World Championships, Tokyo Olympics

Asian Championships could be critical for Indian athletes in run up to World Championships, Tokyo Olympics

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WADA reviewing NDTL’s recall of Indian javelin thrower Devinder Singh Kang's adverse analytical report

WADA is reviewing the recall of javelin thrower Devinder Singh Kang's adverse analytical report by the New Delhi National Dope Testing Laboratory.

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WADA appeals shot putter Inderjeet Singh’s exoneration by Indian Anti-Doping Appeal Panel to CAS

Inderjeet Singh’s chances of figuring in the Tokyo Olympics would be over if the CAS upholds the WADA appeal.

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Athletes' demand for more events vs eventual reluctance to compete: The glaring contradiction of Indian athletics

Poor turnout at Indian GP events highlights glaring contradiction between athletes’ demand for more competitions and eventual reluctance to compete.

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As Narsingh Yadav doping saga inches closer to climax, a look at how tainted wrestler's defence collapsed

It had the trappings of a mystery novel. But as the Narsingh Yadav doping case nears its climax, here's how his defence collapsed.

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Battle of the sexes reboot

Olympic champion Caster Semenya is now pushing the sports world to potentially dash through a challenging hurdles’ course peppered with issues of gender, hormones and performance.

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Firstpost Explains: How Caster Semenya's case against the IAAF on hyperandrogenism will have wider ramifications in athletics

The CAS is expected to hold a five-day hearing into an appeal by Caster Semenya seeking to set aside the new regulations of the IAAF on hyperandrogenism.

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Yogeshwar Dutt’s medal upgrade, retroactive testing, and doping regulations: All you need to know

The large number of positive doping test results coming out of retrospective testing of samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Games should be encouraging as well as disappointing, depending on how one views the development.

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With no evidence backing Narsingh Yadav's innocence, could ‘sabotage’ claims be legitimate?

Narsingh Yadav’s Olympic dream was shattered a mere 12 hours before he was scheduled to start his campaign in Rio in the men's 74 kg wrestling event.

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Rio 2016 Olympics: Lalita Babar, Sudha Singh rated highly in women's track and field; Dutee Chand faces uphill task

The Indian women look to have better chances than their male counterparts in athletics. Among them, steeplechasers, Lalita Babar and Sudha Singh should be rated with the best chance of making the final.

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Rio Olympics 2016 men's athletics: Renjith Maheswary, Ankit Sharma give India hope

Renjith Maheswary, Ankit Sharma's success will depend on how the training programme has been and whether the athletics team had been prepared to peak in Rio