Arpinder Singh won gold in the triple jump at the 2018 Asian Games. While his coach got a Dronacharya that same year, Arpinder has unsuccessfully applied for the Arjuna Award in three consecutive years since.
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.
Top Indian athletes joined forces in spreading the message of the power of sport in overcoming hurdles in life by featuring in a video on the occasion of Olympic Day.
National Sports Awards 2020: From Neeraj Chopra to Manika Batra, all the sports stars nominated for Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award
Here's a list of athletes who have been nominated so far for National Sports Awards in the Khel Ratna and Arjuna Award categories
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.
The SAI said training, which also resumed at its Bengaluru centre, took place in strict compliance with the health guidelines of the government and the Standard Operating Procedure that was unveiled last week.
AFI urges athletes to stay mentally strong during lockdown, take advantage of extra time ahead of Tokyo Olympics
The Olympics, originally scheduled for July-August, has been postponed to next year in the wake of the fast-spreading COVID-19 pandemic
Coronavirus Outbreak: PM Narendra Modi discusses COVID-19 threat with top sportspersons, seeks support for awareness campaigns
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday discussed the the rapidly-growing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic with India's top athletes, including cricket icon Virat Kohli and star shuttler PV Sindhu, urging them to support awareness campaigns on social distancing.
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: Hima Das and athletes at NIS Patiala request access to outdoor training facilities during lockdown
Deputy chief national athletics coach Radhakrishnan Nair, who is supporting the move, said that the Hima-led campers at the National Institute of Sports are expecting a reply from the ministry in a day or two
Neeraj Chopra on Tuesday donated a total of Rs 3 lakh to the central and Haryana state relief funds to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
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.
Neeraj Chopra returned to India from a training stint in Turkey on Wednesday.
Coronavirus pandemic: Athletes returning from high-risk affected nations will be quarantined, says Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Thursday said athletes arriving back from high-risk COVID-19 affected countries will have to be in mandatory quarantine but refused to be drawn into speculation surrounding the IPL and the Tokyo Olympics.
Coronavirus pandemic: Javelin throwers Neeraj Chopra, Shivpal Singh to return home from respective training bases in Turkey, South Africa
The 22-year-old Chopra has been training in Turkey for the last one month. He qualified for the Tokyo Games in a competition in South Africa with a throw of 87.86m, having made his return from an elbow surgery last year.
Shivpal crossed the qualifying standard of 85m by hurling the spear to a distance of 85.47m in his fifth attempt to win gold in the ACNW Meeting
Unheralded Bhawna Jat qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in the 20km race walk event after pulling off a shock win with a national record time at the National Championships on Saturday.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Fit-again Neeraj Chopra relieved after booking ticket to Japan, says focus is to keep improving
Chopra qualified for the Tokyo Olympics with a throw of 87.86m at the ACNE League meeting at Potchefstroom on Tuesday, after missing the entire 2019 season following a surgery on his elbow.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Neeraj Chopra announces comeback with 87.86m throw, qualifies for showpiece event
Neeraj, who missed the entire 2019 season due to the injury, breached the Olympic qualification mark of 85m with his effort during the international event on Tuesday.
Indian sports in 2019: Shooters impress, Amit Panghal packs a punch, PV Sindhu creates history and other highlights
Amit Panghal was the lord of the boxing ring as he picked up three gold and a silver medal internationally. The silver was the biggest medal of the 23-year-old's career as it came in the world championships, where India had never won more than a bronze