Atheltics

  • Paralympian Devendra Jhajharia gives India historic gold July 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Paralympian Devendra Jhajharia scripted history for India as he gave the country its maiden gold medal in the World Paralympic Championships in the javelin throw (F-47 category) in Lyon, France. According to information received here, the 32-year-old Devendra, whose left arm was amputated after an accident, won the gold...
  • Undeserving sportspersons getting Arjuna Awards: Milkha Singh April 28, 2013

    Kolkata: Flying Sikh Milkha Singh on Saturday lashed out against the authorities for giving Arjuna Awards to undeserving sportspersons and rapped athetes for taking banned drugs to enhance their performance. The 77-year-old Milkha, who gave the country four gold medals from the Asiad and one from the Commonwealth Games, said...
  • World record not on Usain Bolt's mind March 24, 2013

    Rio de Janeiro: Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt says he is not thinking about setting up a new world record at next week's 150m exhibition event on Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach. The six-time Olympic champion already holds the fastest ever 150m time with a mark of 14.36 seconds achieved...
  • Ageless Mutola reaches fifth Olympic 800m final August 16, 2008

    Beijing: Mozambique's 800 metres legend Maria Mutola reached her fifth Olympic final here on Saturday. The 34-year-old, who won her only Olympic title in 2000 and took bronze in 1996, came second in her semi-final despite being spiked on the final bend. Mutola, a three-time world champion at the distance and seven-time...
  • Dibaba takes women's 10,000m; Majewski wins shot put August 16, 2008

    Beijing: Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia produced a trademark electric last lap to win the Olympic 10,000 metres gold on Friday and keep her unprecedented bid for a long-distance running double on target. In the other medal, Tomasz Majewski of Poland gatecrashed the shot put competition, taking gold and with it any...
  • Gay, Defar win IAAF World Athlete of the Year awards November 26, 2007

    Monte Carlo: World champion sprinter Tyson Gay and middle-distance runner Meseret Defar won World Athlete of the Year awards on Sunday. Gay won the 100 and 200 meters at the world championships in Osaka, Japan, and was part of the victorious 400 relay team. That made him the fourth man to...