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World Athletics Day: Here are some Indian athletes who have made the nation proud recently
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World Athletics Day: Here are some Indian athletes who have made the nation proud recently

World Athletics Day today, 7 May, celebrates the importance of sports in our lives. And what better way to do so than appreciate some of the best athletes in the country?

Neeraj Chopra's training in Turkey to continue as TOPS approves Rs 5.5 lakh financial aid
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Neeraj Chopra's training in Turkey to continue as TOPS approves Rs 5.5 lakh financial aid

The Sports Authority of India's Target Olympic Podium Scheme has approved Chopra's proposal seeking financial assistance of Rs.5.5 lakh for extension of his training camp in Turkey.

Neeraj Chopra to compete against Anderson Peters, Johannes Vetter in Word Athletics Continental Gold Meet in Finland
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Neeraj Chopra to compete against Anderson Peters, Johannes Vetter in Word Athletics Continental Gold Meet in Finland

Chopra is pitted against current world champion Peters and 2017 world champion Vetter in the men's javelin throw event at the at the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meet on Thursday.

2022 Asian Games and CWG bound-athletes to get Rs 190 crore for training from Sports Ministry
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2022 Asian Games and CWG bound-athletes to get Rs 190 crore for training from Sports Ministry

The ministry also renewed the recognition of 38 National Sports Federations (NSFs) for the year 2022

Neeraj Chopra, Pramod Bhagat awarded Padma Shri
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Neeraj Chopra, Pramod Bhagat awarded Padma Shri

Chopra made history at the Tokyo Olympics by becoming the first Indian to win a gold medal in a track and field event in the Games' history. The 33-year-old Bhagat also became the first Indian to win a gold medal in para badminton

modistory.in: Portal that brings stories from people related to Narendra Modi launched
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modistory.in: Portal that brings stories from people related to Narendra Modi launched

A portal, modistory.in, has been launched to bring together "inspiring" stories related to Prime Minister Narendra Modi from those who have interacted with him during his life journey over the decades.

Neeraj Chopra nominated for Laureus 'World Breakthrough of the Year' award
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Neeraj Chopra nominated for Laureus 'World Breakthrough of the Year' award

India's Olympic gold medal-winning javelin thrower was clubbed alongside tennis stars Daniil Medvedev and Emma Raducanu among others in the shortlist.

Padma Awards 2022: Para athlete Devendra Jhajharia honoured with Padma Bhushan, Neeraj Chopra gets Padma Shri
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Padma Awards 2022: Para athlete Devendra Jhajharia honoured with Padma Bhushan, Neeraj Chopra gets Padma Shri

The other Padma Shri awardees include 20-year-old para shooter Avani Lekhara, para badminton player Pramod Bhagat and para javelin thrower Sumit Antil

Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra wins Param Vishisht Seva Medal
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Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra wins Param Vishisht Seva Medal

Chopra, a Subedar with the 4 Rajputana Rifles in the Indian Army, had produced a second-round throw of 87.58m in the javelin throw finals at Tokyo Olympics in August 2021 to win the gold medal

Another Neeraj Chopra in the making? Video of javelin thrower goes viral
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Another Neeraj Chopra in the making? Video of javelin thrower goes viral

Musselmann tweeted that 15-year-old Rohan Yadav is one of the biggest javelin talents in the country and has a lot of potential.

From Panipat to the Podium: Arjun Singh Kadian's Neeraj Chopra biography documents the athlete's astronomical rise
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From Panipat to the Podium: Arjun Singh Kadian's Neeraj Chopra biography documents the athlete's astronomical rise

Written by a policy professional from Haryana, the book seeks to understand Neeraj Chopra’s journey in the wider context of what Haryanvis have accomplished in sports.

Neeraj Chopra's coach Klaus Bartonietz gets contract extension till 2024 Paris Olympics
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Neeraj Chopra's coach Klaus Bartonietz gets contract extension till 2024 Paris Olympics

After winning the historic Olympic gold in Tokyo, javelin thrower Chopra had expressed desire to continue to train with the German bio-mechanical expert

Breaching 90m mark will put me in list of world's best throwers, says Neeraj Chopra
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Breaching 90m mark will put me in list of world's best throwers, says Neeraj Chopra

Neeraj, who clinched the historic gold with a throw of 87.58m in his second attempt at the Tokyo Olympics, has been eyeing the coveted 90m for quite some time now. His personal best is 88.07m.

Year in review 2021: From Neeraj Chopra's rise in seven-star Olympic show to fall of Sushil Kumar, this year had it all
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Year in review 2021: From Neeraj Chopra's rise in seven-star Olympic show to fall of Sushil Kumar, this year had it all

Chopra's javelin flew high and did not come down until it had travelled enough to provide a golden touch to India's best-ever Olympic campaign in Tokyo in a momentous 2021 which also saw the fall of the great Sushil Kumar.

Farewell 2021: Your A to Z guide of the biggest news events of the year
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Farewell 2021: Your A to Z guide of the biggest news events of the year

As we turn the page of the calendar and make new resolutions (which shall be broken in no time at all), here’s our take, letter by letter, on everyone and everything that defined this year

Year in Review 2021: Top 10 Indian sporting moments of the year
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Year in Review 2021: Top 10 Indian sporting moments of the year

The year was one to remember for Indian sports lovers with numerous unforgettable moments at the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. There were some massive feats and there were unnecessary controversies. We take a look at the top-10 sporting moments from an Indian perspective.

Year in Review 2021: Top 10 sporting moments from the year gone by
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Year in Review 2021: Top 10 sporting moments from the year gone by

As the year draws to a close, the sports desk at Firstpost picks some of their favourite moments from the 2021

Year in review 2021: Neeraj Chopra grows into a colossus with elusive track and field Olympic gold
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Year in review 2021: Neeraj Chopra grows into a colossus with elusive track and field Olympic gold

Neeraj Chopra heralded a new era in Indian athletics with his colossal Tokyo Olympics gold that acquired him a super star status in the country

Pro Kabaddi League 2021: Neeraj Chopra sings national anthem before opener, video goes viral
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Pro Kabaddi League 2021: Neeraj Chopra sings national anthem before opener, video goes viral

Ahead of the opening match, which was between U Mumba and Bengaluru Bulls, Tokyo Olympics gold medallist Neeraj Chopra sang the national anthem.

Watch: Neeraj Chopra, Mithali Raj and other athletes conferred the Khel Ratna award
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Watch: Neeraj Chopra, Mithali Raj and other athletes conferred the Khel Ratna award

12 Indian athletes were bestowed the Khel Ratna Award at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.