Kerala's Jinson Johnson ran the third fastest 800m race by an Indian to win the gold but missed the Rio Olympics qualification standard narrowly.
On the athletics track, she is her fiercest rival but off it Srabani Nanda is not only like a 'big sister' but one who has inspired statemate Dutee Chand to take up the sprint events
The broad grin was back on Dutee Chand's face as the Railways sprinter reigned supreme on a day when three meet records were set in the 55th National Open Athletic Championship
World Athletics Championships: Inderjeet finishes last in shot put finals, Baljinder 12th in race walk
Shot putter Inderjeet Singh finished last in the final round to end his maiden World Athletics Championships appearance in disappointment while Baljinder Singh took the 12th spot in the 20km race walk event on the second day of competitions here today.
Inderjeet Singh became the first Indian shot-putter to enter the final round of World Athletics Championships while Baljinder Singh produced his personal best to finish a creditable 12th in the men's 20km race walk on the second day of competitions
Their record nothing to be proud of in the prestigious event, Indian athletes will begin their campaign in the World Championships in Beijing on Sunday with shot putter Inderjeet Singh facing the severest test of his fledging career while three 20km race walkers seek to post their personal bests on the second day of competitions.
Star athlete Inderjeet Singh scripted history as he became the first Indian to clinch a gold in athletics in the World University Games by winning the men's shot put event.
Star shot putter Inderjeet Singh and half-miler Jinson Johnson clinched their third gold in a row as Indians bagged eight medals at the third and final leg of Asian Athletics Grand Prix Series here today.
Star shot putter Inderjeet Singh and half-miler Jinson Johnson bagged a gold each as Indians won eight medals at the first leg of the Asian Athletics Grand Prix Series on Tuesday.
World University Games silver medalist shot putter Inderjeet Singh achieved the Olympic qualification mark with a throw of 20.65m on the second day of the 19th Federation Cup at Mangala Stadium, at Mangalore on Sunday.