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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?

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Kamalpreet Kaur reaches discus throw final by finishing second in qualification, Seema Punia out
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Kamalpreet Kaur reaches discus throw final by finishing second in qualification, Seema Punia out

With a throw of 64m, Kamalpreet Kaur was only one of the only two automatic qualifiers for the final round.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Made in India sports equipment to make its presence felt during athletics events
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Made in India sports equipment to make its presence felt during athletics events

Out of the six companies listed by the sport's governing body World Athletics to provide implements for shot put, discus and hammer throw events, three — Anand Track and Field Equipment (ATE), Bhalla International and Nelco — are based in India.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Dutee Chand, Annu Rani, MP Jabir qualify for Games through rankings, confirm World Athletics
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Dutee Chand, Annu Rani, MP Jabir qualify for Games through rankings, confirm World Athletics

Twelve individual athletes, including star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, booked automatic quota for the Olympics by breaching the qualification mark, while the trio of Dutee, Rani and Jabir made it to the Games through rankings. The men's 4x400m relay team qualified through top list.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Veteran discus thrower Seema Punia seals Olympic quota in Nationals; Hima Das set to miss Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Veteran discus thrower Seema Punia seals Olympic quota in Nationals; Hima Das set to miss Games

The 37-year-old Punia, who had won a silver in the 2018 Commonwealth Games and a bronze in the 2018 Asian Games, breached the Olympic qualifying mark of 63.50m.

TOPS core list of track and field athletes includes discus thrower Seema Punia, who last competed in 2018
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TOPS core list of track and field athletes includes discus thrower Seema Punia, who last competed in 2018

Arpinder Singh's name was excluded from the TOPS core group after a performance review by the Mission Olympic Cell on Thursday. However, discus thrower Seema Punia, who last competed in 2018, is still a part of the core group, raising questions about the review process.

Sports Authority of India approves Rs 57 lakh financial proposals for TOPS athletes in five sports
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Sports Authority of India approves Rs 57 lakh financial proposals for TOPS athletes in five sports

In athletics middle-distance runner Jinson Johnson, discuss thrower Seema Punia and triple jumper Arpinder Singh were the beneficiaries.

Sushil Kumar, Swapna Barman dropped from TOPS; Arpinder Singh, Avinash Sable included in revised list
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Sushil Kumar, Swapna Barman dropped from TOPS; Arpinder Singh, Avinash Sable included in revised list

Sushil Kumar and India's first Asian Games gold medallist heptathlete Swapna Barman were on Thursday dropped from the latest Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS)

Silesian Boxing Championship: MC Mary Kom reaches final after beating Hanna Okhota; Seema Punia bows out
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Silesian Boxing Championship: MC Mary Kom reaches final after beating Hanna Okhota; Seema Punia bows out

Sarita Devi defeated Czech Republic's Alena Czechy 5-0 on Wednesday night after going past Kazakhstan's Aizan Khojabekova in the opening round.

Seema Punia interview: If not for discus throw, I would have been in some remote village tending to cows
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Seema Punia interview: If not for discus throw, I would have been in some remote village tending to cows

The road to glory in Tokyo will not be an easy one for Seema but the battle scarred veteran is not willing to give up. Her previous Olympic campaigns have been forgettable, failing to make it to the finals. And this is reason for the gutsy fighter to give her best shot at redemption.

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: India clinch fifth consecutive gold in women's 4x400m relay; Jinson Johnson wins men's 1500m
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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.

Asian Games 2018: Seema Punia fails to repeat Incheon gold, gets bronze in women's discus throw
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Asian Games 2018: Seema Punia fails to repeat Incheon gold, gets bronze in women's discus throw

Defending champion Seema Punia on Thursday settled for a bronze in the women's discus throw event in the Asian Games in Jakarta.

Asian Games 2018: India will grab more medals in Track and Field than previous edition, says AFI president
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Asian Games 2018: India will grab more medals in Track and Field than previous edition, says AFI president

At Incheon, Indian track and field athletes had won 13 medals including two gold out of the country's total haul of 57 medals.

Hima Das, Akhil Sheoran and four other CWG medallists included in TOPS; Gagan Narang left out
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Hima Das, Akhil Sheoran and four other CWG medallists included in TOPS; Gagan Narang left out

Narang had a disappointing seventh CWG appearance, returning without a medal from the multi-sport event for the first time in his career.

Neeraj Chopra recommended for Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award; PT Usha nominated for Dronacharya Award
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Neeraj Chopra recommended for Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award; PT Usha nominated for Dronacharya Award

Neeraj Chopra became only the fifth Indian athlete to have won a track and field gold medal at the Commonwealth Games after throwing 86.47m.

Commonwealth Games 2018: Full schedule of events of Indian athletes on Day 9
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Commonwealth Games 2018: Full schedule of events of Indian athletes on Day 9

Check out the full schedule of the Indian athletes in action on Day 9 (13 April) at the Commonwealth Games 2018.

Commonwealth Games 2018: Silver medallist Seema Punia expresses disdain over questions about her training
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Commonwealth Games 2018: Silver medallist Seema Punia expresses disdain over questions about her training

Seema Punia once again finished behind World Champion Australian Dani Stevens in the Games and the reclusive athlete was quite simply exasperated when asked about where she had trained for the Games.