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."
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
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: Underrated PU Chitra makes a giant splash by retaining 1,500m gold; India finish 4th
PU Chitra is probably the most under-rated Indian athlete at the Asian Athletics Championships. Yet, hers was the most impactful performance by an Indian at the Doha Asian Championships.
Asian Athletics Championships 2019: PU Chitra defends 1500m title to win India's third gold; 200m bronze for Dutee Chand
PU Chitra defended her 1500m title to give India its third gold medal while Ajay Kumar Saroj and Dutee Chand won a silver and a bronze in men's 1500m and women's 200m.
Asian Athletics Championships 2019: Clumsy baton exchanges during relay events prove costly for Indian teams
The 4x400m mixed relay team's silver was good but it could have made it a gold medal-winning effort with just a slight improvement in baton exchange.
Asian Athletics Championships: Gomathi Marimuthu, Tejinderpal Singh Toor bag gold; Shivpal Singh takes silver with personal best
The 30-year-old Gomathi Marimuthu clocked a personal best time of 2 minutes 02.70 seconds in the half-mile event to win a surprise gold for India
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 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 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.
Indian track and field stars’ decision to train at home instead of international stints suggests they are giving up global dreams
It is important for all Indian track and field athletes to develop an attitude that can enable them to aim higher. For, they find it hard to adapt to a new mindset that requires them to be away from familiar environment. They seem okay to be training in national camps, but fight shy of being overseas.
Federation Cup 2019: Hima Das, Dutee Chand among top stars in action for Asian Athletics Championships berths
Among those who will be seen in action at the Fed Cup include sprint sensation Hima Das, Muhammed Anas and a host of other Asian Games gold medallists.