South Asian Games 2019: Tajinderpal Singh Toor, PU Chitra to lead 75-member Indian athletics squad for Kathmandu-hosted event
Asian Games gold medallist shot putter Tejinder Pal Singh Toor and two-time Asian 1500m champion PU Chitra will lead a 75-member-strong Indian athletics squad in the South Asian Games to be held in Kathmandu, Nepal, from 1 to 10 December.
World Athletics Championships 2019: Hima Das named as relay runner in India's squad; Neeraj Chopra misses out due to injury
Hima Das could not qualify for her pet event 400m but she has been named to run in the women's 4x400m relay and the mixed 4x400m relay races.
Asian Athletics Championships 2019: PU Chitra defends 1500m title to win India's third gold; 200m bronze for Dutee Chand
PU Chitra defended her 1500m title to give India its third gold medal while Ajay Kumar Saroj and Dutee Chand won a silver and a bronze in men's 1500m and women's 200m.
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.
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.
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: India clinch fifth consecutive gold in women's 4x400m relay; Jinson Johnson wins men's 1500m
The Indian 4x400m women's relay team on Thursday clinched its fifth consecutive Asian Games gold medal to maintain a remarkable domination in this event while Jinson Johnson won the men's 1500m final race as the country produced its best ever show in athletics since the inaugural 1951 edition.
Dharun, who just recovered from a bout of typhoid, clocked 49.45 seconds, the exact the qualifying standard for the Gold Coast CWG set by the Athletics Federation of India
Kerala government gives job to India's CK Vineeth; athlete PU Chitra to be provided with financial aid
Indian footballer CK Vineeth, recently removed from central government service for irregular attendance, will get a Kerala government job and athlete PU Chitra would be offered scholarship and training allowance.
The AFI had requested the IAAF to consider Chitra's case after Sports minister Vijay Goel asked the national federation to honour the Kerala High Court directive
IAAF World Championships 2017: Sudha Singh's name figures in entry list despite not getting selected
Sudha was among the three athletes who did not figure in the original 24-member squad selected by the AFI despite winning gold in the recent Asian Athletics Championships
IAAF World Championships 2017: Sports Minister Vijay Goel urges AFI to honour Kerala HC verdict on PU Chitra
Sports Minister Vijay Goel has advised the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) to honour the Kerala High Court directive on P U Chitra to ensure her participation in the upcoming IAAF World Championships.
IAAF World Championships: AFI botch squad selection with arbitrary criteria, leave behind frustrated athletes
The selection committee need to follow sound judgement and a consistent train of thought, along with keeping in mind ‘talent’, when picking an Indian team for a World Championship.
IAAF World Championships 2017: Kerala HC asks Centre to explain PU Chitra's exclusion from India's squad
Earlier this week, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan expressed unhappiness at the manner in which Chitra was left out and wrote to the Centre.
AFI, the body which announced the squad on 23 July, justifies Chitra's exclusion by saying her performances didn't meet international standards.
Top Indian 3000-metre steeplechaser Sudha Singh was on Sunday among the three athletes left out of the Indian team for next month's World Championships in London.
India top the medal's tally with 20 medals including seven golds, four silvers and nine bronze medals.