Krishna Poonia, who had won gold in the 2014 Asian Games and a medal each in the 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games, missed the Olympics qualification mark by less than a metre.
TOPS core list of track and field athletes includes discus thrower Seema Punia, who last competed in 2018
Arpinder Singh's name was excluded from the TOPS core group after a performance review by the Mission Olympic Cell on Thursday. However, discus thrower Seema Punia, who last competed in 2018, is still a part of the core group, raising questions about the review process.
Discus thrower Sandeep Kumari has been slapped with a four-year ban by WADA's Athletics Integrity Unit for flunking a dope test , nearly two years after her sample was deemed clean by the NDTL.
Hadadi, a six-times Asian Championship winner and Asian discus record holder, had been among the favourites to win gold at this year’s Tokyo Games before the announcement of their postponement on Tuesday
Asian Para Games 2018: Archer Harvinder Singh wins recurve gold, Monu Ghangas bags silver in discus throw
Harvinder defeated China's Zhao Lixue 6-0 in the W2/ST category final to claim the top honours and take India's gold tally to seven.
Seema Punia interview: If not for discus throw, I would have been in some remote village tending to cows
The road to glory in Tokyo will not be an easy one for Seema but the battle scarred veteran is not willing to give up. Her previous Olympic campaigns have been forgettable, failing to make it to the finals. And this is reason for the gutsy fighter to give her best shot at redemption.
Asian Games 2018: India clinch fifth consecutive gold in women's 4x400m relay; Jinson Johnson wins men's 1500m
The Indian 4x400m women's relay team on Thursday clinched its fifth consecutive Asian Games gold medal to maintain a remarkable domination in this event while Jinson Johnson won the men's 1500m final race as the country produced its best ever show in athletics since the inaugural 1951 edition.
Defending champion Seema Punia on Thursday settled for a bronze in the women's discus throw event in the Asian Games in Jakarta.
Two athletes, including National Inter-State Championships silver-medallist discus thrower Baljinder Singh, have tested positive for banned substances and they have been handed provisional suspension.
The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) cannot be faulted as it has done accreditation of around 300 athletes based on the form of past few years and Kumari has not taken part in any major championships in the last five years.
Vikas Gowda, India's most successful discus thrower, tired but at peace with himself post-retirement
Gowda has been the flag bearer of India's hopes in athletics in the Olympics and the World Championships. He has taken part in four Olympics and made the final of the 2012 London Games where he finished eighth.
Commonwealth Games 2018: Silver medallist Seema Punia expresses disdain over questions about her training
Seema Punia once again finished behind World Champion Australian Dani Stevens in the Games and the reclusive athlete was quite simply exasperated when asked about where she had trained for the Games.
Commonwealth Games 2018: Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra set for CWG debut as AFI names 31-member Indian athletics team
The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Saturday named a 31-member Indian track and field team (18 men and 13 women) for the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.
Federation Cup Athletics: NADA testers reach venue after Seema Punia had left for home following gold medal exploits
Seema Punia, who won a gold on the opening day and virtually booked a CWG berth, left for home before the NADA officials reach the NIS Patiala.
Federation Cup Athletics: Seema Punia books CWG berth; Pole vaulter Subramani Siva breaks national record
Tamil Nadu's Subramani Siva shattered his own national record en route to winning the men's pole vault title while veteran Seema Punia clinched a gold in women's discus throw to virtually book a Commonwealth Games berth on the opening day of the 22nd Federation Cup National Senior Athletics Championships in Patiala on Monday.
IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017: Kevin Mayer becomes first man to win decathlon gold after Ashton Eaton
France's Kevin Mayer on Saturday became the first man other than the now-retired Ashton Eaton to win a global decathlon event since 2011 when he claimed gold in the world championships.
India opened their account on the opening day of the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships with women's shot putter Manpreet Kaur grabbing the gold medal with a throw of 18.28m.
Gowda won a gold in the 2013 edition in Pune with an effort of 64.90m before repeating the feat in the last edition in Wuhan, China with a throw of 62.03m.
Reigning champion discus thrower Vikas Gowda may not be able to defend his title in the Asian Athletics Championships beginning here on 6 July as he came up with a disappointing 57.79m effort in the trials held on Sunday.
Sudha clocked 10 minutes 03.01 seconds to finish over a hundred meters ahead of Uttar Pradesh state-mate Parul Chaudhary (10:18.10). Another Uttar Pradesh athlete Chinta Yadav claimed bronze with a time of 10:21.20