Sports  /  Published 12.08.22

‘Asia’s fastest’ Lydia no more

Lydia de Vega, who had multiple Asian sprint titles in the 1980s, has passed away. The Filipino legend, 57, succumbed to cancer on Wednesday. Her daughter, Stephanie Mercado-de Koenigswarter, made th...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 22.07.22

Gold, record for Norah Jeruto

Norah Jeruto set a World Championships record en route to winning the women’s 3,000 metres steeplechase gold while China’s Feng Bin outdid Olympic champion Valerie Allman in the discus fin...
By Reuters in Eugene

Sports  /  Published 21.07.22

Wightman stuns favourite to 1500 gold

Two Commonwealth Games-bound Indian athletes have been ruled out of the Birmingham Games starting next week after testing positive for banned drugs.  Sprinter S. Dhanalakshmi and triple jumper A...
By Reuters in Eugene

People  /  Published 30.04.22

I hope to see the Indian flag soaring high at the Olympics because of me: Hima Das

What advice would you have for young athletes across India who want to emulate your success? The one piece of advice that I’d like to give to my younger peers is that it’s not enough to j...
By Priyam Marik

Sports  /  Published 20.09.21

Borgohain, Manju hog limelight

Assam sprinter Amlan Borgohain, Tamil Nadu triple-jumper Praveen Chithravel and experienced Rajasthan hammer thrower Manju Bala Singh produced career-best efforts to emerge champions on the final day ...


World  /  Published 06.08.21

Granny told me not to return: Athlete

Olympic sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya decided to defect as she was being driven to a Tokyo airport because her grandmother told her that it was not safe to return home to Belarus. In an exclusive ...
By Reuters in Warsaw

Sports  /  Published 03.08.21

Thompson-Herah wins historic 'double-double'

It was billed as a star-studded race that anyone could win. As long as that person's name is Elaine. The latest in the long list of speed stars from Usain Bolt's home country of Jamaica, Elai...
By AP in Tokyo

Sports  /  Published 01.08.21

Elaine leads Jamaican sweep

Defending champion Elaine Thompson-Herah led home a Jamaican clean sweep in the Olympic women’s 100 metres final on Saturday, posting an amazing 10.61 seconds to become the second-fastest woman ...
By The Telegraph in Tokyo

Sports  /  Published 30.07.21

US sprinters poised to be kings again

The post-Usain Bolt era in the Olympic 100m begins this weekend as the US seek to regain supremacy in the event they dominated for more than a century. The US have won more gold medals in the event t...
By Reuters in Tokyo

Jharkhand  /  Published 30.12.20

Teen sprinter wins big

Sixteen-year-old Lucky Kumari emerged as the fastest athlete at the 32nd East Zone Junior Athletics Championship, which concluded at Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati, Assam on Tuesday. The ...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshdepur


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