Tokyo Olympics 2020: Lovlina Borgohain assures India of second medal; PV Sindhu beats Akane Yamaguchi to enter semis
Borgohain, all of 23 and already two-time world championship medallist, took a big step in making her own space in the Indian women's boxing's landscape, which has been largely dominated by Mary Kom.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Avinash Sable betters his own 3000m steeplechase national record but misses final
Avinash Sable clocked 8:18.12 in heat number 2 of 3000m steeplechase.
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: 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.
The 26-year-old will be training under foreign coach Addy Ruiter, who has guided athletes like Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda, the current world record holder in men's 5000m and 10,000m. Kenya, Morocco and Uganda are considered the hubs of steeplechase.
Maharashtra's Avinash Sable paid the best possible tribute to late coach Nikolai Snesarev, posting a new national record time of 8 minutes 20.20 seconds to win the 3000m steeplechase at the Federation Cup
Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra will be the biggest attraction among 617 athletes, who would ply their trade at the 24th Federation Cup Senior Athletics Championships starting on Monday
The cause of death of Nikolai Snesarev is yet to be determined. The Sports Authority of India doctor at the NIS declared him dead and the body has been referred to the government hospital for post-mortem.
Avinash Sable is not a man of too many words. But he's someone who sets audacious goals. After breaking the half marathon national record, he believes he can run a steeplechase in 8:05.00.
Delhi Half Marathon: Avinash Sable smashes national record, first Indian to run it in less than 61 minutes
Sable, from Maharashtra, was 10th overall, with Ethiopia's Amedework Walelegn winning the men's elite race in 58:53.
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju says Olympic bound athletes will be given priority once COVID-19 vaccine is out
Rijiju said he wants more national and international events in the coming months since the Olympic qualification events are going to happen.
Delhi Half Marathon: Amedework Walelegn, Yalemzerf Yehualaw win titles; Avinash Sable breaks national record
This year's race course was radically different from the last two years due to health protocols and the elite athletes ran under unprecedented circumstances due to the pandemic with the organisers providing them with a bio-secure zone.
Olympic-bound Avinash Sable to use Airtel Delhi Half Marathon to assess his progress, hopes for more races
The 3000m steeplechase runner Avinash Sable, who holds the national record in the event, last took part in a competitive race in October 2019.
Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2020: Srinu Bugatha aims to break last year's record as he spearheads elite Indian field
Srinu, the winner of last year’s Airtel Delhi Half Marathon in the elite Indian men’s category, is coming on the back of a morale-boosting win in the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2020, where he clocked 2:18.36 (his personal best).
Bugatha, the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2020 champion, will spearhead the men's field alongside Abhishek Pal, Avinash Sable and Pradeep Singh.
Thursday marks six months since the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics were postponed. Can the Games be held without a vaccine next July? Firstpost spoke to seven Tokyo-bound athletes and two coaches about competing at the Games next July in the absence of a vaccine.
Unheralded Bhawna Jat qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in the 20km race walk event after pulling off a shock win with a national record time at the National Championships on Saturday.
Mumbai Marathon 2020: Sudha Singh, Srini Bugatha lead Indian challenge in marathon; Avinash Sable to race in half marathon
Srini Bugatha will lead the Indian challenge in the Tata Mumbai Marathon, while Sudha Singh will lead the challenge for women at the event. In the men's half marathon category, Avinash Sable, 3,000 steeplechase national record holder, will lead the field
World Athletics Championships 2019: Avinash Sable says hard work led to Olympics berth in 3000m steeplechase
Sable has become the first Indian after 1952 to qualify for the Olympics in this event.
World Athletics Championships 2019: Avinash Sable qualifies for Tokyo Olympics after smashing 3,000m steeplechase national record for second time
India's Avinash Sable qualified for Tokyo Olympics in men's 3,000m steeplechase event by shattering his own national record for the second time in three days though he finished 13th in the final race of the World Championships on Friday.