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World Athletics Championships 2019: AFI hopes for good show in mixed 4x400m relay without Hima Das; Anas not in individual 400m
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World Athletics Championships 2019: AFI hopes for good show in mixed 4x400m relay without Hima Das; Anas not in individual 400m

World junior champion Hima was on Wednesday ruled out of the showpiece event beginning on 27 September due to her persistent back injury in a setback to the Indian team which was putting a lot of hope in the newly introduced mixed 4x400m relay event.

National Inter-State Athletics Championships: Triple-jumper Arpinder Singh wins gold but fails to touch Worlds qualifying mark
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National Inter-State Athletics Championships: Triple-jumper Arpinder Singh wins gold but fails to touch Worlds qualifying mark

Arpinder managed the season's best jump of 16.83m, 12cm short of World Championship qualifying standard of 16.95m under hot and humid conditions at the PAC Stadium

India's mixed relay silver medal at Asian Games 2018 set to be upgraded to gold as Bahrain's Kemi Adekoya fails dope test
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India's mixed relay silver medal at Asian Games 2018 set to be upgraded to gold as Bahrain's Kemi Adekoya fails dope test

The ban on Adekoya, who was part of the gold winning team, means India's silver is set to be upgraded.

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

Asian Athletics Championships 2019: India's 4x400m relay teams' showing fails to inspire confidence for Tokyo Olympics 2020
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Asian Athletics Championships 2019: India's 4x400m relay teams' showing fails to inspire confidence for Tokyo Olympics 2020

It can be said that the Athletics Federation of India's dream of the relay teams making a mark in the Olympic Games in Tokyo next year is some distance away.

Asian Athletics Championships 2019: Annu Rani, Parul Choudhary secure India's first medals; Dutee Chand shatters national record
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Asian Athletics Championships 2019: Annu Rani, Parul Choudhary secure India's first medals; Dutee Chand shatters national record

Javelin thrower Annu Rani and 5000m runner Parul Choudhary won a silver and a bronze respectively as India opened its medal account on the opening day of the Asian Athletics Championships on Sunday

Asian Games athletics medallists Dharun Ayyasamy, Arokia Rajiv shift focus towards improving timings
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Asian Games athletics medallists Dharun Ayyasamy, Arokia Rajiv shift focus towards improving timings

Ace 400 metres hurdler Dharun Ayyasamy on Friday said his focus was on improving his timings and winning a medal at next year's Asian Championships.

Listen: Full script of Episode 32 of Spodcast where we discuss women's relay team's win, India men's hockey team's exit and more
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Listen: Full script of Episode 32 of Spodcast where we discuss women's relay team's win, India men's hockey team's exit and more

Today, on Firstpost Spodcast, we talk about the 4x400m relay team's gold and silver and the India men's hockey team's exit from the Asian Games 2018.

Firstpost Spodcast Episode 32: Women's relay team bags gold, India crash out in hockey and more on our daily sports podcast
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Firstpost Spodcast Episode 32: Women's relay team bags gold, India crash out in hockey and more on our daily sports podcast

India's 4x400m women's and men's relay teams bag gold and silver, India crash out of men's hockey event— we discuss all this and more on Spodcast, Firspost's daily sports podcast.

India continue stellar run in athletics as Jinson Johnson, women's relay team bag gold; men's hockey team lose to Malaysia
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India continue stellar run in athletics as Jinson Johnson, women's relay team bag gold; men's hockey team lose to Malaysia

Day 12 of the Asian Games saw India continue their incredible performances in Athletics, with Jinson Johnson picking up a gold for the 1500 metres event and the women's 4x400 metres relay team also winning gold.

Asian Games 2018: Jury of Appeals reject India's protest against champions Bahrain in 4 x 400m mixed relay
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Asian Games 2018: Jury of Appeals reject India's protest against champions Bahrain in 4 x 400m mixed relay

India had lodged a protest, stating that a Bahraini runner had caused obstruction to Hima Das during the relay race in which India finished second after M R Poovamma frittered away a good 30m lead.

Asian Games 2018: Manjit Singh, Pincky Balhara, Malaprabha Jadhav make most of opportunities; PV Sindhu bags silver
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Asian Games 2018: Manjit Singh, Pincky Balhara, Malaprabha Jadhav make most of opportunities; PV Sindhu bags silver

Manjit Singh, Pincky Balhara and Malaprabha Jadhav are among those who spotted opportunities and made the most of them.

Asian Games 2018: AFI lodges protest against gold medalists Bahrain for obstructing Hima Das in 4x400 mixed relay
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Asian Games 2018: AFI lodges protest against gold medalists Bahrain for obstructing Hima Das in 4x400 mixed relay

"It was clear obstruction and we have lodged a protest. It also caused a minor injury to Hima. It cost us some time. The jury is there to see what happened," said AFI President Adille Sumariwala

Highlights, Asian Games 2018 Day 8: Muhammed Anas, Hima Das, Dutee Chand clinch silver medals in athletics
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Highlights, Asian Games 2018 Day 8: Muhammed Anas, Hima Das, Dutee Chand clinch silver medals in athletics

Catch LIVE updates from Day 8 of the 2018 Asian Games as India look to add to their medal tally

Commonwealth Games 2018: Dharun Ayyasamy, MR Poovamma and 10 other athletes depart for Gold Coast
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Commonwealth Games 2018: Dharun Ayyasamy, MR Poovamma and 10 other athletes depart for Gold Coast

With four athletes, including star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, having left for Australia on Wednesday, the total number of Indians from track and field to reach Australia well in advance of the CWG has risen to 16.

Asian Athletics Championships: Neeraj Chopra, G Lakshmanan defy odds to show appetite for big stage
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Asian Athletics Championships: Neeraj Chopra, G Lakshmanan defy odds to show appetite for big stage

You could lament lack of infrastructure, ambition, initiative or sheer hunger but the likes of Neeraj Chopra and G Lakshmanan are marching through the swamps armed with just their talent and a relish for the big stage.

Muhammed Anas, PU Chitra golds cap successful day for India in Asian Athletics Championship
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Muhammed Anas, PU Chitra golds cap successful day for India in Asian Athletics Championship

India top the medal's tally with 20 medals including seven golds, four silvers and nine bronze medals.

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

Road to Rio: Back after 16 years, Indian men's 4x400m relay team is brimming with confidence
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Road to Rio: Back after 16 years, Indian men's 4x400m relay team is brimming with confidence

With a world rank of 13, a medal looks beyond the men's 4x400m relay team. But they will be looking to go past the past the first round and become only the second Indian team to do so.

Indian men's and women's 4x400 relay team on cusp of qualification for 2016 Olympics
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Indian men's and women's 4x400 relay team on cusp of qualification for 2016 Olympics

Indian men's and women's 4x400m relay race teams on Sunday virtually qualified for Rio Olympics after clocking impressive timings at the 3rd Indian Grand Prix athletics event in Bengaluru on Sunday.