Eight-month suspension of Tokyo Olympics 2020 qualification period big blow for Indian athletes, says coach Radhakrishnan Nair
World Athletics on Tuesday suspended the qualification period for the Tokyo Games from 6 April to 30 November, 2020, following consultation with its Athletes' Commission, continental association presidents and the Council
IAAF World Athletics Championships 2019: India's long jumper M Sreeshankar fails to seal final spot after finishing 22nd in qualifying
The 20-year-old Sreeshankar could only produce a best jump of 7.62m from his three attempts in the qualification B. His effort was well below his season's best of 8.00m, which he had produced only last month in Patiala.
With the Tokyo Olympics 2020 just a few months away, Sreeshankar says that he is gearing up for 2024 Olympics in Paris.
Muhammed Anas sets new men's 400m national record, Hima Das wins 200m gold at Kladno Memorial Athletics Meet
The 24-year-old won an easy race as he finished nearly one second ahead of silver winner Omelko Rafal (46.19) of Poland. Anas' earlier national record time stood at 45.24 seconds which he recorded last year.
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.
AFI's policy on selection of Indian squad for global events has made route to Olympics tougher for athletes
It may have been easier for the Indians to pick up ranking points and be high enough in the charts to secure their entries in the Olympic Games than meeting the stiffer than before qualifying criteria.
Asian Games 2018: Long jumper M Sreeshankar eyes medal as his family members battle in Kerala floods
Asked to board the flight for Asian Games despite some family members missing in the wake of Kerala floods, debutant long-jumper M Sreeshankar on Monday said he can finally focus on the job at hand after his grandfather and uncle were traced.
Commonwealth Games 2018: Sports ministry clears 221 athletes, 104 officials including PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal's parents
The sports ministry on Monday cleared a 325-member Indian contingent, including 221 athletes, for the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast next month
Commonwealth Games 2018: Long jumper M Sreeshankar diagnosed with appendicitis, will miss out on Gold Coast event
Sreeshankar, who had won the gold in men's long jump at the Federation Cup National Championships at Patiala, is set to be operated at his home town of Palakkad in Kerala.
Federation Cup Athletics: Neeraj Chopra excels to win gold; Hima Das, Tajinder Pal Singh book CWG berth
Neeraj's performance is the best of the season among javelin throwers of the Commonwealth countries and he is a bright prospect for a medal in the 4-15 April Gold Coast Games.