Ashwini Akkunji

  • Dope-tainted Ashwini back in Indian team for World Athletics 21-07-2013 12:48 AM

    New Delhi: Dope-tainted runner Ashwini Akkunji, double gold medallist in the Asian Games, was back in the main fold Saturday as she was named by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) in the Indian women's 4x400m relay squad for next month's World Championships in Moscow. Ashwini's selection in the Indian...
  • Ashwini Akkunji set for World Athletics Championships 19-07-2013 09:08 PM

    New Delhi: Double Asian Games gold-medallist Ashwini Akkunji looked set to make it to the Indian women's 4x400m relay squad for next month's World Championships in Moscow after she finished joint second in the trials held at Patiala on Friday. Five runners took part in the trials and Nirmala, who...
  • Ashwini Akkunji mulling over participation in 4x400m relay trials 15-07-2013 09:02 PM

    New Delhi: Ashwini Akkunji, who earlier this month completed her two-year ban period for a doping offence, is contemplating to run in the women's 4x400m relay trials on July 20 for a place in the Indian quartet for next month's World Athletics Championships in Moscow. India had qualified for the...
  • Relay team decision should have made earlier: P T Usha 07-07-2013 10:34 PM

    Pune: Legendary athlete P T Usha Sunday said that ideally members of the gold-winning women's 4x400m relay team should have known it beforehand who would be the running partners in the quartet. There was confusion all around after the Athletics Federation of India tried to include Ashwini Akkunji in the...
  • Tintu Luka included in 4x400m relay quartet 06-07-2013 09:43 PM

    Pune: With the competition technical delegate having rejected India's request for the inclusion of Ashwini Akkunji and Priyanka Panwar in women's 4x400m relay squad, 800m runner Tintu Luka is set to run in the event on Sunday. Luka on Saturday practised for relay at the training ground after the selection...
  • Ashwini Akkunji not allowed to participate in Asian Championships 05-07-2013 02:18 PM

    Athletics Federation of India's plan to include dope-tainted Ashwini Akkunji in the women's 4x400m relay team in the ongoing Asian Championships in Pune was on Friday nixed by the competition technical delegate on the ground that it would violate IAAF rules. ...
  • AFI plan for swift return of dope-tainted Ashwini nixed 05-07-2013 01:00 PM

    Pune: Athletics Federation of India's plan to include dope-tainted Ashwini Akkunji in the women's 4x400m relay team in the ongoing Asian Championships in Pune was on Friday nixed by the competition technical delegate on the ground that it would violate IAAF rules. Plans were afoot to draft Akkunji, whose two-year...
  • Ashwini Akkunji visits Asian Athletics C'ship after serving ban 04-07-2013 07:46 PM

    Pune: With her ban period ending on Thursday, dope-tainted double Asian Games gold medallist Ashwini Akkunji made an appearance during the ongoing Asian Athletics Championships here. Akkunji, one of the six top quarter-milers who flunked dope test in 2011, served a two-year ban and the period ended on Thursday. Even...
  • Indian athletes top IAAF list of dope offenders 02-11-2012 08:45 PM

    New Delhi: India has nothing to boast of in terms of achievements at world stage in athletics, but the country has topped in the number offenders caught for doping under IAAF rules. In the latest IAAF list of dope offenders updated till October 31, a whopping 40 Indian athletes figured...