PU Chitra finishes creditable fourth in women's 1500m in IAAF Continental Cup; Jinson Johnson seventh in men's 800m
PU Chitra finished a creditable fourth in women's 1500 metres race while Jinson Johnson ended seventh in men's 800 metres on the first day of the IAAF Continental Cup in Ostrava on Saturday.
Hima Das pulls out of IAAF Continental Cup after AFI decides to rest sprinter involved in hectic season
Hima was initially among seven Indian athletes who were to take part in the season-ending IAAF event in Ostrava on 8 and 9 September but has now been replaced by Australia's Anneliese Rubbie as the second runner from Asia-Pacific.
Manjit Singh was behind two-three runners at the final bend but ran past Jinson and others in the final stretch to win the gold. Manjit ran a personal best of 1:46.15 while Jinson clocked 1:46.35.
Asian Games 2018: Powered by PT Usha's pep talk, Jinson Johnson sets aside 800m disappointment to take 1500m gold
Jinson Johnson's pride and self-confidence restored after Usha’s uplifting words, he went about constructing his 1500m triumph after losing gold in the 800m event to compatriot Manjit Singh.
Listen: Full script of Episode 32 of Spodcast where we discuss women's relay team's win, India men's hockey team's exit and more
Today, on Firstpost Spodcast, we talk about the 4x400m relay team's gold and silver and the India men's hockey team's exit from the Asian Games 2018.
Firstpost Spodcast Episode 32: Women's relay team bags gold, India crash out in hockey and more on our daily sports podcast
India's 4x400m women's and men's relay teams bag gold and silver, India crash out of men's hockey event— we discuss all this and more on Spodcast, Firspost's daily sports podcast.
Asian Games 2018: Shower of medals in athletics not enough to ease pain of India's shock loss in men's hockey
On Thursday, India discovered that the powerful, alluring and addictive scent of victory, floating from different events on track and field, is inadequate to quell the stench of a shock defeat in men’s hockey.
India continue stellar run in athletics as Jinson Johnson, women's relay team bag gold; men's hockey team lose to Malaysia
Day 12 of the Asian Games saw India continue their incredible performances in Athletics, with Jinson Johnson picking up a gold for the 1500 metres event and the women's 4x400 metres relay team also winning gold.
Asian Games 2018: Manjit Singh's unexpected success in 800m event marks golden culmination of his underdog story
Manjit Singh was the first choice 800m runner as early as in 2010. But after a semi-final appearance in the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, he slipped away from collective consciousness.
Asian Games 2018: Manjit Singh, Pincky Balhara, Malaprabha Jadhav make most of opportunities; PV Sindhu bags silver
Manjit Singh, Pincky Balhara and Malaprabha Jadhav are among those who spotted opportunities and made the most of them.
Asian Games 2018: With Neeraj Chopra in javelin throw, Saina Nehwal in semi-final action, here's full schedule of Day 9
Following is the schedule of Indian contingent on the ninth day of the Asian Games on Sunday that features Hima Das' 400m final
Asian Games 2018: With emergence of young stars, fans can expect track and field team to reap rich dividends at Indonesia
Powerful displays by 400m sprinters Muhammad Anas and Hima Das, half-miler Jinson Johnson and javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra have spawned belief that India’s track and field stars would also reap rich dividends.
The Asian Athletics Association (AAA) selected seven top Indian athletes to represent Asia-Pacific Team in the International Association of Athletics Federation Continental Cup, an event competed among the season's top rankers from the regional associations.
Jinson Johnson breaks Sriram Singh's 42-year-old 800m national record, books ticket for 2018 Asian Games
Jinson Johnson ran one of the most memorable races in recent times as he smashed legendary Sriram Singh's 42-year-old 800m record, the oldest one in Indian athletics, to steal the spotlight on the second day of the 58th National Inter State Senior Athletics Championships in Guwahati on Wednesday.
Luka overcame a mild stutter on the back straight in the second lap to win the second heat in 2:6.66 seconds and emerge the fastest qualifier.
Asian Athletics Championship, Day 2 events: Sudha Singh in Women's Steeplechase final, India's relay teams and more
Indian 4x100m women's relay team which will feature crowd favourite Dutee Chand and Olympian Srabani Nanda will be in action in the final along with Sudha Singh who will vie for a medal in the women's 3000m steeplechase final.
National Senior Athletics Championship: Neeraj Chopra beats Davinder Singh to win gold in men's javelin throw
Neeraj's effort, a new meet record eclipsing Devender Singh's mark of 79.65m recorded in Mangalore in 2015, put him in the top 10 list in the world this season.
Rio Olympics 2016: Vikas Gowda, Jinson Johnson, Manpreet Kaur fail to qualify in track and field events
It was a disappointing start for India in the track and field events of the Rio Games as all three athletes, including discus thrower Vikas Gowda, fell by the wayside at the qualification stage itself, in Rio de Janeiro on Friday.
Kerala's Jinson Johnson has been pushing the boundaries on the 800m. He has been running the 800m in 1:45 and that too in rain. Sriram Singh's 40-year-old record might finally fall in Rio