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Former world champion Johannes Vetter records second-best javelin throw in history at Poland meet
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Former world champion Johannes Vetter records second-best javelin throw in history at Poland meet

At the Continental Tour Gold level event in Chorzow, 27-year-old Vetter, who won gold at the 2017 worlds in London, came to less than a metre of three-time Olympic champion Jan Zelezny's 1996 world record of 98.48m.

Firstpost Masterclass: Neeraj Chopra breaks down why javelin throwing is as much about strong knees and ankles as about shoulder strength
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Firstpost Masterclass: Neeraj Chopra breaks down why javelin throwing is as much about strong knees and ankles as about shoulder strength

In this edition of Firstpost Masterclass, Neeraj Chopra talks about why javelin throw is not just about strength, and reveals the importance of strong knees and stronger ankles for a javelin thrower.

Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra recommended by AFI for Khel Ratna for third consecutive year
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Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra recommended by AFI for Khel Ratna for third consecutive year

Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra was on Saturday recommended for the coveted Khel Ratna Award by the committee constituted by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) for the third time in a row.

Annu Rani confident of breaching Olympic qualification mark, calls for resumption of outdoor training
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Annu Rani confident of breaching Olympic qualification mark, calls for resumption of outdoor training

Annu Rani, the two-time Asian Championships medallist and current national record holder, listed her angle of release and the speed of her run-up as the key areas she would like to work on.

Athletics Federation of India's online seminar for officials sees massive attendance from South Asian countries
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Athletics Federation of India's online seminar for officials sees massive attendance from South Asian countries

During the seminar, Ireland's Pierce O'Callaghan erased doubts about judging race walking and Luis Saladie of Spain helped with drawing up timetables for competition

Neeraj Chopra says past 14 days in self-isolation seem fine compared to injury-plagued 2019
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Neeraj Chopra says past 14 days in self-isolation seem fine compared to injury-plagued 2019

India's brightest track and field star Neeraj Chopra talks about how he spent the past 14 days training mostly by himself in self-isolation at NIS Patiala.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Self-isolating Neeraj Chopra urges Indians to take situation seriously for the sake of the poor
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Self-isolating Neeraj Chopra urges Indians to take situation seriously for the sake of the poor

Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra says he is keeping himself busy with workouts at gym and some movie-watching during self-isolation at NIS Patiala, urging the country to behave responsibly in its fight to contain the COVID-19 pandemic for the sake of its poor.

Javelin thrower Sandeep Chaudhary targets medal in Tokyo Paralympics 2020 after gold in World Championships
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Javelin thrower Sandeep Chaudhary targets medal in Tokyo Paralympics 2020 after gold in World Championships

Indian para-athlete Sandeep Chaudhary says he will target a medal in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics after he won a gold in javelin F64 with a world record in the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai.

World Athletics Championships 2019: India's Annu Rani calls for equal opportunities for women in sports after eighth place finish in javelin throw
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World Athletics Championships 2019: India's Annu Rani calls for equal opportunities for women in sports after eighth place finish in javelin throw

Annu Rani was competing in her second world championship and became the first Indian woman to qualify for the finals of javelin throw at the World's

World Athletics Championships 2019: Annu Rani finishes 8th in women's javelin; Avinash Sable qualifies for 3000m steeplechase final
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World Athletics Championships 2019: Annu Rani finishes 8th in women's javelin; Avinash Sable qualifies for 3000m steeplechase final

India's Annu Rani failed to repeat her impressive qualifying round form as she finished eighth in the women's javelin throw while Avinash Sable made it to the men's 3000m steeplechase finals under dramatic circumstances on Tuesday.

World Athletics Championships 2019: Annu Rani breaks national record to become first Indian woman to reach javelin finals
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World Athletics Championships 2019: Annu Rani breaks national record to become first Indian woman to reach javelin finals

Annu Rani sent the iron spear to a distance of 62.43m in her second round throw, bettering her earlier national record of 62.34m, which she achieved in March, to book a place for Tuesday's finals.

Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra may consider taking part in World C'ships in September after AFI confirms his qualification
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Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra may consider taking part in World C'ships in September after AFI confirms his qualification

An AFI source confirmed that Neeraj has qualified for the World Championships from the Services meet though a final decision on his participation will be taken later.

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: 2016 silver-medallist Deepa Malik backs out of games due to injury, considers taking up swimming
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: 2016 silver-medallist Deepa Malik backs out of games due to injury, considers taking up swimming

Malik had won a silver in shot put in 2016 Paralympics, but she revealed that shot put and javelin in her disability category were not a part of the next Paralympics, which will be hosted by Tokyo from 25 August

Thomas Rohler interview: Rio 2016 gold medallist on Germany's secret to success in javelin, Neeraj Chopra's emergence and more
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Thomas Rohler interview: Rio 2016 gold medallist on Germany's secret to success in javelin, Neeraj Chopra's emergence and more

Rohler talks about a host of issues: the mental barriers in javelin throwing; how to be a 90m thrower; his own path from a small city called Jena to becoming an Olympic champion; the secret behind Germany’s success in javelin throw and India’s Neeraj Chopra.

Diamond League: Indian javelin thrower Shivpal Singh finishes eighth; Germany's Johannes Vetter clinches gold
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Diamond League: Indian javelin thrower Shivpal Singh finishes eighth; Germany's Johannes Vetter clinches gold

In his first Diamond League appearance, Indian javelin thrower and Asian Games silver medallist Shivpal Singh finished at the eighth spot here in Oslo, Norway

World Para Athletics Grand Prix: Javelin throwers Sandeep Chaudhary, Sumit shatter world records
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World Para Athletics Grand Prix: Javelin throwers Sandeep Chaudhary, Sumit shatter world records

Sandeep won the gold with a throw of 65.80m which is a world record in F44 category of javelin throw. He had also won the gold in this combined event in 2018 Asian Para Games.

Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra should not rush back from injury for World Championships, says national coach
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Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra should not rush back from injury for World Championships, says national coach

Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra should not be rushed into competition following his elbow injury and he should skip the World Championships later this year if he is not fully fit by then, national athletics head coach Bahadur Singh said on Tuesday.

Neeraj Chopra: In his best shape and raring to throw
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Neeraj Chopra: In his best shape and raring to throw

Coming into the 2019 season, javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra gears up for a testing season, starting with the Asian Championships this month

LISTEN: Full script of Episode 60 of Spodcast where we discuss javelin thrower Sundar Singh Gurjar's silver, India's ODI squad and more
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LISTEN: Full script of Episode 60 of Spodcast where we discuss javelin thrower Sundar Singh Gurjar's silver, India's ODI squad and more

Sundar Singh Gurjar's silver at Asian Para Games, Indian squad for ODI series against West Indies, Usman Khawaja's gritty ton against Pakistan – here's the full transcript of our Spodcast

Asian Para Games 2018: Two-time Paralympics gold-medallist Devendra Jhajharia to consider retirement after tournament
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Asian Para Games 2018: Two-time Paralympics gold-medallist Devendra Jhajharia to consider retirement after tournament

A nagging shoulder injury has caused Indian para athlete Devendra Jhajharia to consider retirement after this year's edition of the Asian Para Games in Indonesia.