ATHLETICS

  • PT Usha accepts PM's invitation to train athletes from Gujarat for Olympics 21 hours 20 minutes ago

    India's most successful sprinter, PT Usha on Monday accepted to scout and groom sporting talent in Gujarat, in response to a request from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Usha, nicknamed the Payyoli Express after the Kerala village where she was born, said the invite from Modi came last year when he...
  • Justin Gatlin fails to make list of finalists for IAAF award 3 days ago

    Facing a backlash over his doping past, American sprinter Justin Gatlin has failed to make the list of finalists for the IAAF world athlete of the year award. Gatlin, undefeated in the 100 and 200 meters this season, was among the original 10 nominees for the prize. But, after a two-week...
  • PM Narendra Modi meets India's Asian Games medallists 6 days ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met India's medal winners from the recently concluded Asian Games in Incheon. ...
  • Lack of funds hurting Seema Punia in Rio Olympics preparation 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Asian Games gold medallist discus thrower Seema Punia Antil said that lack of funds is proving to be a hindrance to her dream of winning a 2016 Rio Olympics medal for the country. "I am ready to give my best to realise my dream of winning gold for...
  • Athletics: My Asiad gold a slap on my critics' face, says Mandeep October 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Back into the limelight after serving a two-year ban due to a dope offence, two-time Asian Games gold medallist Mandeep Kaur on Saturday said that she has silenced her critics who thought her career was over with her feat in the just-concluded Incheon Games. Punjab girl Mandeep was a...
  • Athlete Ashwini Akkunji on road to redemption October 8, 2014

    Akkunji was the star of the 2010 CWG and 2010 Asian Games; then a dope test knocked her down. After two years in the complete wilderness, she is back again to prove her mettle. ...
  • Ronaldo nets hat-trick as Real Madrid thrash Athletic Bilbao 5-0 October 6, 2014

    Cristiano Ronaldo had another hat trick to extend his scoring streak to eight consecutive games and lead Real Madrid to a 5-0 win over Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish league on Sunday. It was Ronaldo's second treble to go with one four-goal game already this season and gave the Ballon d'Or...
  • Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo in 'perfect shape' before Bilbao clash October 4, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo returned to training with his team-mates on Saturday and coach Carlo Ancelotti said he was in "perfect shape" ahead of Sunday's La Liga game at home to Athletic Bilbao. The World Player of the Year took a knock to the ankle near the end of...
  • Asian Games 2014: Complete list of India's medal winners October 3, 2014

    India completed its engagements at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon on Friday with a double gold in Kabaddi, where both the men and women teams overcame Iran to clinch gold. India ended the Games with a total of 57 medals, including 11 gold, 9 silver and 37 bronze, which is...
  • Asian Games: Arpinder Singh, Renjith Maheshwary finish fifth and ninth in triple jump October 2, 2014

    Incheon: Indian athletes Arpinder Singh and Renjith Maheshwary failed to secure any medal from the men's triple jump final, finishing fifth and ninth respectively, at the 17th Asian Games on Thursday. Arpinder, a Glasgow Commonwealth Games bronze medallist, managed a best leap of 16.41 metres on his first attempt among six...
  • Asian Games Athletics: India win women's 4x400m relay gold October 2, 2014

    Incheon: India continued their stranglehold in women's 4x400m relay event in the Asian Games as its quartet ran a brilliant race to win the gold for the fourth time on the trot in Games record time in the 17th edition on Thursday. The quartet of Priyanka Panwar, Tintu Luka, Mandeep Kaur...
  • As it happened: Asian Games 2014, Day 13 October 2, 2014

    (For Updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 12 Round up: It was a mixed day for India at Asian Games where its athletes finished with one gold, one silver and two bronze medals. Boxer Mary Kom came out with flying colours by bagging the gold medal, while...
  • Asian games Athletics: Tintu Luka wins women's 800m silver October 1, 2014

    Incheon: Indian sprinter Tintu Luka clocked her season's best to clinch a silver medal in the 800m women's race of the 17th Asian Games on Wednesday. Luka clocked 1:59.19s to better the bronze medal she had won in this event in the previous edition of the Games in Guangzhou. The gold was...
  • Asian Games: Indians finish 4th, 5th in 50km race walk October 1, 2014

    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 September 29, 2014

    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 September 29, 2014

    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 September 28, 2014

    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 September 28, 2014

    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 September 28, 2014

    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 September 28, 2014

    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 September 28, 2014

    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...