The Federation Cup National Athletics Championships will be shifted to NIS Patiala after the Sports Authority of India denied permission to hold it at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here in view of FIFA U-17 World Cup, Athletics Federation of India said on Monday.
Lalita Babar has proved that she deserves to be in India’s Olympic contingent by qualifying for both the 42.195 km marathon event and the 3000M steeplechase competition in Rio.
Less than a year after the IAAF ordeal, Dutee Chand made it to the forthcoming Rio Olympics by breaking the national record twice.
Left to compete within an hour of reaching the venue from China, sprinter Dutee Chand won the gold in women's 100m sprint event in the Taiwan Open Athletics Championships but missed out on the Olympic qualification mark.
Rio Olympics-bound athlete Sudha Singh on Saturday shattered the national record in women's 3000m steeplechase event to finish eighth in the second leg of the prestigious Diamond League Meet in Shanghai.
Legendary sprinter P T Usha today expressed unhappiness at New Delhi hosting the Federation Cup National Athletics Championships, saying dust and pollution at the Capital City affected the performance of the participants.
Road to Rio: Lalita Babar smashes national record, Sudha Singh qualifies for Olympics in 3000m steeple
Olympics-bound Lalita Babar on Friday smashed her own national record to win the gold while Sudha Singh also qualified for the Rio Games while winning silver in women's 3000m steeplechase
Two national records were shattered with 100m sprinter Dutee Chand hogging the limelight on the opening day of the Federation Cup National Athletics Championships
Four years after overcoming a controversy over her gender, Pramanik returned to her first major athletics competition in the Federation Cup and finished seventh in the women's 100m dash.