Gomathi Marimuthu eyes Tokyo Olympics 2020 berth after impressing at Asian Athletics Championships 2019
"My next aim is to perform well in the World Athletics Championship later this year," said Gomathi. "I also want to run in the Olympics and am preparing for it. I want to do everything possible to qualify for the Games in Tokyo."
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Asian Athletics Championships: Javelin-thrower Davinder Singh Kang makes return to Indian contingent after being cleared of doping charges
Kang finished fifth with a throw of 79.31m in the Federation Cup in March while he managed 74.28m to win gold in the National Javelin Thrown Open Championships on Tuesday in Sonipat
AFI's policy on selection of Indian squad for global events has made route to Olympics tougher for athletes
It may have been easier for the Indians to pick up ranking points and be high enough in the charts to secure their entries in the Olympic Games than meeting the stiffer than before qualifying criteria.
High-jumper Tejaswin Shankar dropped from Asian Athletics Championships squad by AFI after missing Federation Cup
Tejaswin's exclusion does come as a surprise since he is regarded as one of the country's genuine medal prospects. Also, he is learned to have informed the national governing body of his inability to make it to the Federation Cup in advance, owing to his mid-term exams.
Asian Games gold medallist Jinson Johnson says there's more to learn from losing abroad than winning in India
Jinson Johnson has his sights set on the 2020 Olympics after a successful Asian Games where he won two medals and will be hoping to solidify his place as one of India's best athletes.
Middle-distance runner Manjit Singh still unemployed despite winning gold in men's 800 metres at Asian Games 2018
Over a month after winning the Asian Games men's 800 metres in Indonesia, Manjit Singh is yet to receive a job or inclusion in the Target Olympic Podium Scheme.
AFI, the body which announced the squad on 23 July, justifies Chitra's exclusion by saying her performances didn't meet international standards.
It was a superb day for India's athletes as they bagged four gold medals in the 400m and 1500m events in both the men's and women's races at the Asian Athletics Championships at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneshwar on Friday.
Nirmala Sheoran and Muhammad Anas powered their way to 400m golds while Ajay Kumar Saroj and then Chitra PU stunned the stadium with gold medals in the 1500m; 4 golds on the day for a total haul of six gold, three silver and six bronze and there is still two days of action to come.
Asian Athletics Championship Day 2 wrap: Indian men's 4X100m team disqualified, men's 400m race rerun
The second day of the Asian Athletics Championships witnessed some dramatic incidents with the Indian men's 4x100m relay team being disqualified for a rule infringement while a 400m race was rerun.
Sweat poured down G Lakshmanan’s body, small rivulets running down his arms, face, neck, his India vest stuck to his drenched torso like cling-film
G Lakshmanan and Manpreet Kaur won golds on the opening day of the Asian Athletics Championship, hosted in Bhubaneswar, as India sat on top of the medal tally.
Asian Athletics Championship: Dutee Chand finds strong support from sports minister Vijay Goel in gender case
Sports minister Vijay Goel threw his weight behind beleaguered athlete Dutee Chand, saying they stand with the sprinter and will strongly pursue her case.
AAA president Dahlan Jumaan al-Hamad on Wednesday hoped the CAS will render a wise decision on Dutee Chand's case after the IAAF approached the CAS with more evidence in support of its hyperandrogenism policy.
Asian Athletics Championship: From troubled Dutee Chand to poster boy Neeraj Chopra, Indians' chance to impress
For the Indian contingent, this Asian Championship is a fantastic opportunity to stand on the podium and get that berth at the London World Championships.
Asian Athletics Championship: From swanky Kalinga Stadium to Indian athletes, here's your guide to the event
Here is your guide to Bhubaneshwar’s sporting extravaganza, where 95 Indians will participate to make the nation proud at the Asian Athletics Championship.
Olly, the Olive Ridley sea turtle was on Monday unveiled as the official mascot for the 22nd edition of the Asian Athletics Championships to be held from 6 to 9 July.
Jinson Johnson will look to become the first Indian athlete to advance to the second round in the Men's 800m event for the first time since 1980.
Having failed to reach the final in the 2012 London Olympics, Tintu Luka will be keen to go at least one step better and reach the final of the Women's 800m event at Rio Olympics 2016