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National Open Athletics Championships an opportunity for young talent to shine
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National Open Athletics Championships an opportunity for young talent to shine

Race walker Bhawna Jat and quarter-miler V Revathi are the only two athletes from Tokyo Olympics contingent participating in the event.

AFI redesigns junior programme to include more more events, build on recent success in athletics
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AFI redesigns junior programme to include more more events, build on recent success in athletics

At its two-day executive council meeting Jaipur, the Athletics Federation of India resolved to support juniors in events like 400m, javelin throw, long jump, triple jump and race walking.

AFI sacks long jumper M Sreeshankar's coach S Murali after disappointing Tokyo Games
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AFI sacks long jumper M Sreeshankar's coach S Murali after disappointing Tokyo Games

At the end of its two-day executive council meeting here, the AFI also said a tournament similar to a national championship or a final tr ial will be held before the Olympics and the World Championships to select the teams for these events.

'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.

World Athletics U20 Championships: Bronze at last after years of expectations from 4x400m relay teams at marquee events
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World Athletics U20 Championships: Bronze at last after years of expectations from 4x400m relay teams at marquee events

Two runners running their third race of the day. One runner carrying an ankle injury that necessitated doctors asking him to pull out of the Worlds. One runner running for vindication. Stories behind India's mixed 4x400m relay bronze at the U20 Worlds.

Neeraj Chopra’s gold at Tokyo 2020 removed huge mental block from Indian athletes’ psyche: AFI chief Adille Sumariwalla
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Neeraj Chopra’s gold at Tokyo 2020 removed huge mental block from Indian athletes’ psyche: AFI chief Adille Sumariwalla

Chopra's gold is also the second individual gold medal won by an Indian at the Olympics after Abhinav Bindra at Beijing in 2008.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Athletics coach Radhakrishnan Nair recalls backing Neeraj Chopra despite fifth-place finish in 2015 Nationals
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Athletics coach Radhakrishnan Nair recalls backing Neeraj Chopra despite fifth-place finish in 2015 Nationals

Recommending a fifth-place finisher for the national camp was unusual but Nair, an experienced World Athletics Level-5 coach, did that and it turned out to be a momentous call as Chopra scripted history.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: AFI chief Adille Sumariwalla lauds organisers for 'excellent and outstanding job' with athletics events
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: AFI chief Adille Sumariwalla lauds organisers for 'excellent and outstanding job' with athletics events

Sumariwalla said though these Games were "different" due to the strict restrictions in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the organisers have done everything under their command to stage a "fantastic" Olympics.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: We will take action if athletes do not perform well, says AFI president Adille Sumariwalla
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: We will take action if athletes do not perform well, says AFI president Adille Sumariwalla

AFI also decided against pulling out long jumper M Sreeshankar and 20km race walker KT Irfan from the Games despite a dip in their form.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: AFI asks Games-bound trio of M Sreeshankar, KT Irfan and Bhawana Jat to pass fitness test
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: AFI asks Games-bound trio of M Sreeshankar, KT Irfan and Bhawana Jat to pass fitness test

Bhawana and Irfan, both 20km race walkers, and long jumper Sreeshankar were told by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) to undergo a test to check their competition fitness. All the three are currently training at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre in Bengaluru.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Dutee Chand included in AFI's 26-member Indian athletics team for Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Dutee Chand included in AFI's 26-member Indian athletics team for Games

Dutee (women's 100m and 200m), MP Jabir (men's 400m hurdles), Gurpreet Singh (men's 50km race walk) and Annu Rani (women's javelin throw) have been assured of entries on the strength of their rankings.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: AFI conducts trials of quarter-milers at NIS Patiala to pick mixed, men's 4x400 relay teams
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: AFI conducts trials of quarter-milers at NIS Patiala to pick mixed, men's 4x400 relay teams

Along with 15 athletes in individual events, the two relay teams had also qualified for Olympics, but the AFI faced a tricky situation as the camper quarter-milers had a poor show during the recent National Inter-State Championships.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Veteran discus thrower Seema Punia seals Olympic quota in Nationals; Hima Das set to miss Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Veteran discus thrower Seema Punia seals Olympic quota in Nationals; Hima Das set to miss Games

The 37-year-old Punia, who had won a silver in the 2018 Commonwealth Games and a bronze in the 2018 Asian Games, breached the Olympic qualifying mark of 63.50m.

Former Indian athletics coach Yuri Ogorodnik passes away aged 84 in Ukraine
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Former Indian athletics coach Yuri Ogorodnik passes away aged 84 in Ukraine

He was associated with Indian athletics for nearly two decades since the early 2000s, training the Indian athletes during his multiple stints.

Indian Grand Prix 4: Shot putter Tajinder Singh Toor qualifies for Tokyo Olympics as records tumble in Patiala
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Indian Grand Prix 4: Shot putter Tajinder Singh Toor qualifies for Tokyo Olympics as records tumble in Patiala

Toor crossed the Olympic Qualification mark with a throw of 21.49m and broke his own National Record. The Olympic Qualifying effort in this event is 21.10m.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: India's javelin coach accuses SAI and AFI of failing to provide high-level training to athletes
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: India's javelin coach accuses SAI and AFI of failing to provide high-level training to athletes

German coach Uwe Hohn said the Sports Authority of India (SAI) and the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) "did not do enough" to provide high-level competitive training for its athletes.

AFI cancels athletics team's trip to Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan over 'quarantine rules', announces Indian Grand Prix 4 as alternative
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AFI cancels athletics team's trip to Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan over 'quarantine rules', announces Indian Grand Prix 4 as alternative

The decision to hold the fourth series of the Indian GP was taken after the AFI's efforts to send a 40-member team for competitions in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan could not achieve success due to "changed quarantine rules" in those countries.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Neeraj Chopra returns to international competitions after more than a year with trip to Europe
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Neeraj Chopra returns to international competitions after more than a year with trip to Europe

Chopra has not taken part in any international event after qualifying for the Tokyo Games in March last year in South Africa.

Olympic qualifying athletics events likely to be moved from Bengaluru to another city, says AFI
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Olympic qualifying athletics events likely to be moved from Bengaluru to another city, says AFI

After last year's season was completely wiped out by the pandemic, the AFI was able to host three IGP events and Federation Cup (15 to 18 March) this year.