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World Athletics Championships 2019: Indian men and women's 4x400m relay teams, javelin thrower Shivpal Singh knocked out of competition
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World Athletics Championships 2019: Indian men and women's 4x400m relay teams, javelin thrower Shivpal Singh knocked out of competition

With the disappointing performances, India's hopes of reaching the finals and booking Olympic berths in men's and women's 4x400m relay events went up in smoke.

India's mixed relay silver medal at Asian Games 2018 set to be upgraded to gold as Bahrain's Kemi Adekoya fails dope test
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India's mixed relay silver medal at Asian Games 2018 set to be upgraded to gold as Bahrain's Kemi Adekoya fails dope test

The ban on Adekoya, who was part of the gold winning team, means India's silver is set to be upgraded.

IAAF World Relays 2019: Indian teams bow out of men's, women's and mixed team events on disappointing note
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IAAF World Relays 2019: Indian teams bow out of men's, women's and mixed team events on disappointing note

The Indians disappointed in World Relays with both the men's and women's 4x400m teams finishing at 17th position while the mixed 4x400m quartet stood 15th, at Yokohama on Saturday.

Asian Athletics Championships 2019: India's 4x400m relay teams' showing fails to inspire confidence for Tokyo Olympics 2020
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Asian Athletics Championships 2019: India's 4x400m relay teams' showing fails to inspire confidence for Tokyo Olympics 2020

It can be said that the Athletics Federation of India's dream of the relay teams making a mark in the Olympic Games in Tokyo next year is some distance away.

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
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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
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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.

India continue stellar run in athletics as Jinson Johnson, women's relay team bag gold; men's hockey team lose to Malaysia
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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, Pincky Balhara, Malaprabha Jadhav make most of opportunities; PV Sindhu bags silver
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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: Unheralded Manjit Singh bags gold medal in men's 800m event; Jinson Johnson claims silver
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Asian Games 2018: Unheralded Manjit Singh bags gold medal in men's 800m event; Jinson Johnson claims silver

Little-known Manjit Singh stole the limelight by leading a rare one-two for India in the men's 800m before the country was awarded a silver in the 400m mixed relay which made its debut at the Asian Games in Jakarta on Tuesday.

Muhammed Anas breaks own national 400 metres record while training for Asian Games in Czech Republic
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Muhammed Anas breaks own national 400 metres record while training for Asian Games in Czech Republic

Muhammed Anas Yahiya has beaten his own national record for the 400 metres in an event in the Czech Republic, clocking in at 45.24 seconds. Anas is in the Czech Republic training for the 2018 Asian Games.

Asian Games 2018: Dutee Chand, Sudha Singh book berth in mega event; Javelin thrower Shivpal Singh qualifies
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Asian Games 2018: Dutee Chand, Sudha Singh book berth in mega event; Javelin thrower Shivpal Singh qualifies

The 23-year-old from Varanasi is expected to be named in the Indian team for the Asian Games on June 30 along with star athlete Neeraj Chopra who has been exempted from taking part in this meet which serves as the final selection trial to pick the Indian track and field team.

From battling poverty to gunning for Asian glory, Hima Das' stunning rise as Indian athletics' pin-up girl
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From battling poverty to gunning for Asian glory, Hima Das' stunning rise as Indian athletics' pin-up girl

Hima Das has overcome poverty and defied stereotypes to scorch the tracks and going by her current form, this Dhing Express is not willing to slow down.

Asian Games 2018: Indian athletics contingent leave for Poland, Finland for preparation ahead of event
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Asian Games 2018: Indian athletics contingent leave for Poland, Finland for preparation ahead of event

This tour is part of the preparation of Asian Games where track and field athletes are expected to contribute a big chunk of medals for the country

Commonwealth Games 2018: Dharun Ayyasamy, MR Poovamma and 10 other athletes depart for Gold Coast
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Commonwealth Games 2018: Dharun Ayyasamy, MR Poovamma and 10 other athletes depart for Gold Coast

With four athletes, including star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, having left for Australia on Wednesday, the total number of Indians from track and field to reach Australia well in advance of the CWG has risen to 16.

IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017: India's 4x400 metres relay teams crash out in qualifying round
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IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017: India's 4x400 metres relay teams crash out in qualifying round

Asian champions Indian women's 4x400m relay team was disqualified for lane infringement while their male counterparts finished 10th to crash out of the World Athletics Championships, as the country's disappointing show continued on the penultimate day of competitions on Saturday.

IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017: Indian 4x400m relay teams face uphill battle to qualify for final
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IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017: Indian 4x400m relay teams face uphill battle to qualify for final

India qualified for the championships as 11th ranked team in women's 4x400m relay based on the Asian Championships gold winning time of 3 minutes 31.34 seconds.

Asian Athletics Championships: Neeraj Chopra, G Lakshmanan defy odds to show appetite for big stage
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Asian Athletics Championships: Neeraj Chopra, G Lakshmanan defy odds to show appetite for big stage

You could lament lack of infrastructure, ambition, initiative or sheer hunger but the likes of Neeraj Chopra and G Lakshmanan are marching through the swamps armed with just their talent and a relish for the big stage.

Asian Athletics Championships: Four gold medals on Day 2 sees India strengthen hold on top spot
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Asian Athletics Championships: Four gold medals on Day 2 sees India strengthen hold on top spot

It was a superb day for India's athletes as they bagged four gold medals in the 400m and 1500m events in both the men's and women's races at the Asian Athletics Championships at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneshwar on Friday.

Indian women's relay team win gold, inch closer to Rio Olympics qualification
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Indian women's relay team win gold, inch closer to Rio Olympics qualification

The Indian 4x400m women's relay team clocked 3.31.39sec to win the gold medal at the PTS Athletics Meeting in Samorin and inch closer to the Rio Olympics.