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'Unhappy' AFI ends association with national chief javelin coach Uwe Hohn
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'Unhappy' AFI ends association with national chief javelin coach Uwe Hohn

The contract of the 59-year-old German, a former world record holder, was valid until the end of the Tokyo Olympics.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Tajinderpal Singh Toor fails to qualify for final in shot put; Annu Rani disappoints in javelin throw
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Tajinderpal Singh Toor fails to qualify for final in shot put; Annu Rani disappoints in javelin throw

Annu began with a 50.35m throw and improved it to 53.19m in her second attempt in Group A, which had 14 contenders.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Dutee Chand, Annu Rani, MP Jabir qualify for Games through rankings, confirm World Athletics
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Dutee Chand, Annu Rani, MP Jabir qualify for Games through rankings, confirm World Athletics

Twelve individual athletes, including star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, booked automatic quota for the Olympics by breaching the qualification mark, while the trio of Dutee, Rani and Jabir made it to the Games through rankings. The men's 4x400m relay team qualified through top list.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Shot putter Tajinder Pal Singh Toor continues impressive form with 21.10m throw
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Shot putter Tajinder Pal Singh Toor continues impressive form with 21.10m throw

Toor, who booked an Olympic ticket on last Monday with a national record throw of 21.49m during the Indian Grand Prix 4, came up with a best effort of 21.10m to win the gold in the event.

Federation Cup: Annu Rani betters own javelin national record, but misses Olympics mark
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Federation Cup: Annu Rani betters own javelin national record, but misses Olympics mark

The 28-year-old, who had won a bronze in the 2014 Asian Games and a silver in the Asian Championships in 2019, was representing Uttar Pradesh in the national event.

Indian Grand Prix II: Hima Das wins 200m gold in her first race after more than a year
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Indian Grand Prix II: Hima Das wins 200m gold in her first race after more than a year

Dutee Chand blazed the track to win the women's 100m in 11.44 seconds, an improvement on the 11.51 seconds she had clocked last week in the first GP.

Race walker KT Irfan, sprinter Dutee Chand included in Target Olympic Podium Scheme core group
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Race walker KT Irfan, sprinter Dutee Chand included in Target Olympic Podium Scheme core group

Shot putter Tajinder Pal Singh Toor was also retained in the TOPS core group, along with Chopra and Hima, after a performance review while triple jumper Arpinder Singh was dropped from the scheme.

WATCH: Sakshi Malik, Neeraj Chopra and other stars talk about power of sports on Olympic Day
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WATCH: Sakshi Malik, Neeraj Chopra and other stars talk about power of sports on Olympic Day

Top Indian athletes joined forces in spreading the message of the power of sport in overcoming hurdles in life by featuring in a video on the occasion of Olympic Day.

Annu Rani confident of breaching Olympic qualification mark, calls for resumption of outdoor training
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Annu Rani confident of breaching Olympic qualification mark, calls for resumption of outdoor training

Annu Rani, the two-time Asian Championships medallist and current national record holder, listed her angle of release and the speed of her run-up as the key areas she would like to work on.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: India's javelin thrower Shivpal Singh qualifies for Games, joins Neeraj Chopra
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: India's javelin thrower Shivpal Singh qualifies for Games, joins Neeraj Chopra

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

National Open Athletics Championships: Annu Rani maintains good form to clinch gold medal in women's javelin throw
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National Open Athletics Championships: Annu Rani maintains good form to clinch gold medal in women's javelin throw

Continuing her good run, Annu Rani bagged the gold medal in the women's javelin throw event at the 59th National Open Athletics Championships

World Athletics Championships 2019: India's Annu Rani calls for equal opportunities for women in sports after eighth place finish in javelin throw
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World Athletics Championships 2019: India's Annu Rani calls for equal opportunities for women in sports after eighth place finish in javelin throw

Annu Rani was competing in her second world championship and became the first Indian woman to qualify for the finals of javelin throw at the World's

World Athletics Championships 2019: Annu Rani finishes 8th in women's javelin; Avinash Sable qualifies for 3000m steeplechase final
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World Athletics Championships 2019: Annu Rani finishes 8th in women's javelin; Avinash Sable qualifies for 3000m steeplechase final

India's Annu Rani failed to repeat her impressive qualifying round form as she finished eighth in the women's javelin throw while Avinash Sable made it to the men's 3000m steeplechase finals under dramatic circumstances on Tuesday.

World Athletics Championships 2019: Annu Rani breaks national record to become first Indian woman to reach javelin finals
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World Athletics Championships 2019: Annu Rani breaks national record to become first Indian woman to reach javelin finals

Annu Rani sent the iron spear to a distance of 62.43m in her second round throw, bettering her earlier national record of 62.34m, which she achieved in March, to book a place for Tuesday's finals.

World Athletics Championships 2019: Hima Das named as relay runner in India's squad; Neeraj Chopra misses out due to injury
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World Athletics Championships 2019: Hima Das named as relay runner in India's squad; Neeraj Chopra misses out due to injury

Hima Das 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.

Firstpost Spodcast Episode 188: RCB earn last-ball win over CSK, Vikas Krishan clinch second pro boxing fight and more
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Firstpost Spodcast Episode 188: RCB earn last-ball win over CSK, Vikas Krishan clinch second pro boxing fight and more

In today's episode, we discuss Royal Challengers Bangalore's thrilling win over Chennai Super Kings despite Dhoni's heroics, Indian boxers performance at Asian Championships, India's medal wins on first day of Asian Athletics Championships and more.

LISTEN: Full script of Episode 188 of Spodcast where we discuss RCB's thrilling win over CSK, Vikas Krishan's pro boxing win and more
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LISTEN: Full script of Episode 188 of Spodcast where we discuss RCB's thrilling win over CSK, Vikas Krishan's pro boxing win and more

Here's the full script of Episode 188, where we discuss Royal Challengers Bangalore's' thrilling win over Chennai Super Kings despite Dhoni's heroics, Indian boxers performance at Asian Championships, India's medal wins on first day of Asian Athletics Championships and more.

Asian Athletics Championships: Avinash Sable's hustle, Dutee Chand's feat, Hima Das' agony dominate headlines on Day 1
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Asian Athletics Championships: Avinash Sable's hustle, Dutee Chand's feat, Hima Das' agony dominate headlines on Day 1

At the iconic Khalifa International Stadium, on the first day of the Asian Athletic Championships 2019, there was no dearth of drama.

Asian Athletics Championships: Avinash Sable shows maturity despite trepidation to bag silver on international debut
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Asian Athletics Championships: Avinash Sable shows maturity despite trepidation to bag silver on international debut

Despite the trepidation, once the race got underway, Sable was confident that he could beat everyone. He only had to remember to run to the plan that his coach had made for him.