Athletics

  • Asian Games: Indians finish 4th, 5th in 50km race walk 1 hour 37 minutes ago

    Incheon: Sandeep Kumar and Basanta Bahadur Rana failed to add to India's medal tally as they finished fourth and fifth in the men's 50km race walk event of the 17th Asian Games here on Wednesday. Sandeep Kumar and Basanta Rana were sixth and seventh -- the final two places -- before...
  • Seema Punia bags India's first athletics gold of Asian Games 2014 Yesterday

    Former national champion Reeth Abraham reflects on India's performance in athletics on Day 10 of the Incheon Games. ...
  • Asian Games 2014: Jaisha, Naveen win bronze in athletics Yesterday

    Incheon: Indian runners OP Jaisha and Naveen Kumar won bronze medals to add to discus-thrower Seema Punia's gold in athletics on day ten of the 17th Asian Games at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium on Monday. In the women's 1500 metres, Jaisha finished third in 4:13.46 seconds. Bahrain claimed the gold...
  • Asian Games Athletics: Rajiv Arokia wins bronze in men's 400m race 2 days ago

    Inchoen: Rajiv Arokia bagged a surprise bronze in men's 400m race in a personal best timing on the second day of the athletics competitions in the Asian Games on Sunday. Arokia clocked a creditable 45.92secs to better his earlier best of 46.13secs which he clocked at the National Inter-State Championships in...
  • Asian Games: Manju Bala wins hammer throw bronze 2 days ago

    Incheon: India's Manju Bala won the bronze medal in the women's hammer throw in the 17th Asian Games at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium on Sunday. Manju threw the hammer to a distance of 60.47 metres in her first attempt to win the bronze. The gold and silver went to China's...
  • Asian Games Athletics: Poovamma wins bronze in women's 400m race 2 days ago

    Incheon: MR Poovamma bagged a bronze in women's 400m race as India swelled their medal count from athletics competition to three at the Asian Games on Sunday. Poovamma clocked 52.36secs in the final race behind pre-match favourite Oluwakemi Adekoya (51.59secs) of Bahrain and Vietnam's Thi Lan Quach (52.06secs) at the Inchon...
  • Kenyan Dennis Kimetto smashes marathon world record in Berlin 2 days ago

    Kenyan Dennis Kimetto smashed the marathon world record in Berlin on Sunday, winning the race in a time of two hours, two minutes and 57 seconds. The 30-year-old pre-race favourite broke away in a seven-man group, including fellow Kenyans Emmanuel Mutai and Geoffrey Kamworor, after 20 kilometres on a sun-drenched and...
  • Asian Games: Bahrain runner Ruth Jebet regains gold after being disqualified 2 days ago

    Bahrain's Ruth Jebet regained her Asian Games steeplechase gold on Sunday after a battle over her disqualification for stepping inside the track, an Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) official said. OCA games director Haidar Farman told AFP that 17-year-old Jebet had been reinstated as winner after a review and new medal...
  • Asian Games 2014: Athletes to watch September 19, 2014

    Incheon: With one of the hottest rivalries in swimming, South Korea's Park Taehwan and China's Sun Yang will be hogging the spotlight at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. But with nearly 10,000 athletes competing in 42 sports, the list of world champions and Olympic gold medalists is lengthy. Here...
  • Asian Games 2014: India hope to better Guangzhou record at Incheon September 19, 2014

    With just a day to go before the start of the 2014 Asian Games in the South Korean city of Incheon, India seek a record medal haul despite a chaotic buildup, including the slashing of their contingent and lastminute pull out of top athletes. In a costsaving measure, the Indian government...
  • Triple jumpers Maheshwary, Mayookha cleared for Asiad September 18, 2014

    Patiala: The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Thursday said triple jumpers Mayookha Johny (women's) and Renjith Maheshwary (men's) have been cleared for the Incheon Asian Games, starting on Friday. However, the men's 4x400 metres relay team were dropped due to poor form during the trials held at the National Institute...
  • AFI clears women's relay teams for Asiad September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Tuesday announced that the women's relay teams in both 4x100m and 4x400m were cleared for the Asian Games starting on Friday but there would be retrials for triple jumpers Mayookha Johnny, Renjith Maheshwary and men's 4x400 relay team. However, it looks tough...
  • Neymar nets double as Barcelona win against Athletic Bilbao September 13, 2014

    Barcelona: Neymar came on as a substitute to score twice from passes by Lionel Messi and give Barcelona a 20 win at home over Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish league on Saturday. Neymar again started on Barcelona's bench and had to watch Munir El Haddadi create Barcelona's best chances until he...
  • Two years for me were really painful: Pinki Pramanik September 13, 2014

    It was a big victory for Pinki Pramanik after the Calcutta High Court dropped all charges against the Asian Games gold medallist. ...
  • Messi, Neymar fit for Barcelona's La Liga game against Athletic Bilbao September 12, 2014

    Barcelona forwards Lionel Messi and Neymar are fit for Saturday's La Liga game at home to Athletic Bilbao, with manager Luis Enrique saying on Friday that he has an almost complete squad to choose from. Messi has been recuperating from an adductor muscle injury, while Neymar missed Barca's seasonopening win at...
  • Oscar Pistorious girlfriend's murder trail verdict to be delivered today September 11, 2014

    South African athlete Oscar Pistorious girlfriend's murder trail will come to an end on Thursday. The judge is expected to deliver her verdict on the case. If Oscar is found guilty of the charge of premeditated murder, he could be jailed for 25 years. ...
  • Asian Games 2014: Complete list of Indian athletes September 10, 2014

    Ending days of suspense over the Asian Games contingent, the government cleared a 679member squad that will represent India in the 17th edition of the event to be held in Incheon, South Korea, from 19 September to 4 October. Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development, Entrepreneurship and Youth Affairs...
  • Wait on Asian Games list continues, India misses crucial meeting September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The long wait for government clearance of the country's contingent at the upcoming Asian Games continued on Monday with the sports ministry yet to get directions from the Prime Minister's Office, leading to India missing out on the scheduled Delegates Registration Meeting in Incheon. Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal had...
  • Usain Bolt's father stopped him from becoming a cricketer September 2, 2014

    Bangalore: Sprint superstar Usain Bolt said on Tuesday he wanted to play cricket for Jamaica as a youngster but his father convinced him to take up track and field instead. Bolt, the world's fastest man, could have followed in the footsteps of Jamaican speedsters Michael Holding and Courtney Walsh, who struck...
  • Better facilities can fetch India more medals, says Sushil Kumar September 2, 2014

    Ghaziabad: Twotime Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar on Tuesday said if the budding wrestlers are provided better facilities, especially in villages, India could end up winning more medals than China in top international events. "Had the government ever thought of promoting sport of wrestling in villages, India could have won more gold...
  • My records not meant to be broken, says Usain Bolt September 2, 2014

    Bangalore: Laughing off questions on potential challengers, Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt turned on the charm offensive on his maiden trip to India, throwing humility out of the window to declare that his records are pretty much out of reach. Bolt will play a sevenaside exhibition match against a team which...
  • Bolt to take on Yuvraj Singh in cricket battle September 2, 2014

    Usain Bolt and Yuvraj Singh will battle it out in a sevenaside exhibition cricket match as part of Puma's promotional activity. ...
  • Champions League: Athletic Bilbao oust shambolic Napoli, Arsenal qualify again August 28, 2014

    Athletic Bilbao took advantage of shambolic defending to beat Napoli 31 on Wednesday and reach the Champions League group stage for the first time in 16 years, leaving the Italians counting the cost of their premature exit. Arsenal qualified for a 17th successive season with a nervy 10 win at home...
  • Usain Bolt to make maiden India visit August 27, 2014

    Bangalore: Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt will make his maiden visit to India early next month, not to race but to compete in a cricket faceoff against India discard Yuvraj Singh here. Both the Puma ambassadors are coming together for the event on September 2, organised by the sportswear giants at...
  • National shooter tortured, kept in captivity by husband for not converting August 24, 2014

    Ranchi: In a shocking incident, national shooter Tara Sahdev has alleged that her husband assaulted her several times after she refused to convert. Sahdev alleged that her husband Rakibul Hasab kept her in forced captivity for one month during which she was starved and tortured, brutally assaulted and allegedly bitten...
  • Usain Bolt breaks 10 seconds under roof in Warsaw August 24, 2014

    Warsaw: Sixtimes Olympic champion Usain Bolt broke 10 seconds for the first time this season when he won a 100 metres race under a closed roof at the National Stadium in Warsaw on Saturday. The Jamaican clocked 9.98 seconds into a slight breeze at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial in front of...
  • Malaga beat Bilbao 10 to kick off Spanish league August 24, 2014

    Barcelona: Malaga held on to beat Athletic Bilbao 10 to kick off the Spanish league on Saturday after new coach Javi Gracia's winning debut was almost spoiled by two of his players earning red cards in a wild finale. Gracia's first victory with Malaga was followed by positive starts for Valencia...
  • Vikas Gowda, Tintu Luka in India's athletics team for Asian Games August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Strong medal prospects Arpinder Singh, Vikas Gowda and Tintu Luka were on Wednesday named in the 56member Indian athletics team, which included 30 women, for next month's Asian Games in South Korea. 110m hurdler Siddhanth Thingalaya, who won gold in the justconcluded Federation Cup Senior National Athletics Championships with...
  • I need more races, says Usain Bolt August 18, 2014

    Rio De Janeiro: Usain Bolt admitted he lacked sharpness after taking gold in a 100metre race in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday. The sixtime Olympic champion clocked 10.06 seconds to beat Britain's Mark Lewis Francis (10.42) and Jefferson Liberato of Brazil (10.44) on the Copacabana beach track, Xinhua reported. "I had a...
  • Oscar Pistorius verdict hangs on 'possible improbabilities' August 12, 2014

    Johannesburg: Eighteen months ago when he granted Oscar Pistorius bail after the killing of his girlfriend, South African magistrate Desmond Nair noted a number of "improbabilities" in the Olympic and Paralympic star's account of the shooting. After 41 days of testimony and drama in the Pretoria High Court, Pistorius's freedom hangs...