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Where is Aishwarya Mishra? Dope testers chase sprinter
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Where is Aishwarya Mishra? Dope testers chase sprinter

Aishwarya, who has not won any international medal, had become the third fastest Indian quartermiler after clocking 51.18s to win the women's 400m event during the Federation Cup (2-6 April) in Kozhikode

Federation Cup: Amlan Borgohain sets national record in men's 200m, Sable cracks 5000m meet record on debut
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Federation Cup: Amlan Borgohain sets national record in men's 200m, Sable cracks 5000m meet record on debut

Amlan Borgohain scorched the track to set a new men's 200m national record by clocking 20.52 seconds on a rain-hit final day of the 25th National Federation Cup

Federation Cup: Jyothi Yarraji wins 100m hurdles gold but misses national record due to wind-aided effort
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Federation Cup: Jyothi Yarraji wins 100m hurdles gold but misses national record due to wind-aided effort

Jyothi, who trains in Bhubaneshwar, dominated the women's 100m hurdles final, winning with a wind-aided time of 13.08 seconds, faster than the existing national record of 13.38 in the name of Anuradha Biswal since 2002.

Federation Cup: M Sreeshankar, Hima Das among leading athletes in action; Kamalpreet misses out due to knee problem
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Federation Cup: M Sreeshankar, Hima Das among leading athletes in action; Kamalpreet misses out due to knee problem

More than 500 athletes, including 158 women, will vie for top honours in the five-day event, the season's first major domestic championships

Indian middle distance runner Gomathi Marimuthu's appeal against four-year doping suspension rejected by CAS
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Indian middle distance runner Gomathi Marimuthu's appeal against four-year doping suspension rejected by CAS

The 32-year-old Gomathi's ban period will run till 16 May, 2023, counting from date of her provisional suspension — 17 May, 2019.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Shreeshankar Murali sets sights on competing in top-quality competitions after sealing Games quota
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Shreeshankar Murali sets sights on competing in top-quality competitions after sealing Games quota

“Winning a medal at the Tokyo Olympics is achievable, but it’s tough,” Shreeshankar told Firstpost. “There are a lot of factors to consider when it comes to competing in the Olympic Games."

Federation Cup 2021: Avinash Sable, Neeraj Chopra, Tajinderpal Toor give India reason for cheer
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Federation Cup 2021: Avinash Sable, Neeraj Chopra, Tajinderpal Toor give India reason for cheer

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

Federation Cup 2021: Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra star attraction at athletics meet
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Federation Cup 2021: Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra star attraction at athletics meet

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

Indian Grand Prix III: Neeraj Chopra hopeful of competing in three-four international events before Tokyo Olympics
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Indian Grand Prix III: Neeraj Chopra hopeful of competing in three-four international events before Tokyo Olympics

Chopra said his focus will now be mainly on the release, adding that he will also work on the throwing angle so that he's equipped to tackle windy conditions.

Athletics Federation of India cancels national championships in wake of COVID-19 pandemic
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Athletics Federation of India cancels national championships in wake of COVID-19 pandemic

The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) cancelled this year's national championships in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, virtually bringing the season to an end without any competition.

From captaining Himachal in Kabaddi nationals to performing police duties during COVID-19 lockdown, Priyanka Negi leads on all fronts
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From captaining Himachal in Kabaddi nationals to performing police duties during COVID-19 lockdown, Priyanka Negi leads on all fronts

Apart from being a national-level kabaddi player, Priyanka Negi is an inspector in Himachal Pradesh Police. She and India men's captain Ajay Thakur are stationed at the same police station in Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh, performing their roled amid Coronavirus lockdown

Dutee Chand, M Sreeshankar set to compete in international events in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan next month
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Dutee Chand, M Sreeshankar set to compete in international events in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan next month

Sprinter Dutee Chand and long jumper M Sreeshankar figured among the athletes named on Wednesday to take part in the international competitions to be held in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan next month.

Asian Championships could be critical for Indian athletes in run up to World Championships, Tokyo Olympics
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Asian Championships could be critical for Indian athletes in run up to World Championships, Tokyo Olympics

Asian Championships could be critical for Indian athletes in run up to World Championships, Tokyo Olympics

High-jumper Tejaswin Shankar dropped from Asian Athletics Championships squad by AFI after missing Federation Cup
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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.

Federation Cup: Dharun Ayyasamy claims gold after clocking 48.80 secs to better own 400m hurdles national record
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Federation Cup: Dharun Ayyasamy claims gold after clocking 48.80 secs to better own 400m hurdles national record

Ayyasamy clocked 48.80 seconds to erase his own national mark of 48.96, which he had set at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta.

India's Tejaswin Shankar wins men's high jump at Big12 collegiate meet with national record-equalling jump
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India's Tejaswin Shankar wins men's high jump at Big12 collegiate meet with national record-equalling jump

High-jumper Tejaswin Shankar, 20, is a gold medallist at the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games besides winning a silver at the 2016 South Asian Games

After winning silver in 400m hurdles event at Asian Games, Dharun Ayyasamy eyes medal at Asian Championships next year
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After winning silver in 400m hurdles event at Asian Games, Dharun Ayyasamy eyes medal at Asian Championships next year

Brimming with confidence after winning a silver at the Asian Games, India's 400m hurdler Dharun Ayyasamy has set his eyes on winning a medal at the Asian Championships next year.

India bag 17 medals, including five gold, to finish third at Junior Asian Athletics Championships
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India bag 17 medals, including five gold, to finish third at Junior Asian Athletics Championships

India bagged 17 medals — five gold, two silver and 10 bronze — in the four-day championships to finish third behind Japan (14 gold, 15 silver, 13 bronze) and China (11 gold, 8 silver, 4 bronze).

Commonwealth Games 2018: Uncertainty looms over Indian contingent less than 12 days before event
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Commonwealth Games 2018: Uncertainty looms over Indian contingent less than 12 days before event

With less than 12 days to go for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, uncertainty still looms over whether 21 officials named in the IOA's list would be granted clearance by the sports ministry.

Federation Cup Athletics: NADA testers reach venue after Seema Punia had left for home following gold medal exploits
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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.