Athletes

  • Vikas Gowda, Tintu Luka in India's athletics team for Asian Games Yesterday

    New Delhi: Strong medal prospects Arpinder Singh, Vikas Gowda and Tintu Luka were on Wednesday named in the 56-member 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 just-concluded Federation Cup Senior National Athletics Championships with...
  • I need more races, says Usain Bolt 4 days ago

    Rio De Janeiro: Usain Bolt admitted he lacked sharpness after taking gold in a 100-metre race in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday. The six-time 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...
  • Syringes recovered from the rooms of Indian athletes at CWG 2014: report August 12, 2014

    India's campaign at the recently concluded Commonwealth Games in Glasgow has followed an embarrassing news that the authorities at the Games Village recovered needles and syringes from the rooms of Indian athletes, a report in the Times of India has revealed. According to the report, the housekeeping staff at the...
  • Mo Farah returns for European championships after scare August 12, 2014

    Zurich: Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah returns to action at this week's European athletics championships where the high jump showdown between world champion Bohdan Bondarenko of Ukraine and Olympic champion Ivan Ukhov of Russia should also dominate. Farah is expected to run in Wednesday's 10,000 metres and the 5,000 metres...
  • Manoharan, Mahaveer among five recommended for Dronacharya Awards August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Boxing coach G Manoharan, rowing's Jose Jacob and wrestling's Mahaveer Prasad were among five names recommended for this year's Dronacharya Award by a selection panel headed by World Cup-winning hockey captain Ajitpal Singh on Monday. According to sources in the sports ministry, veteran athletics coach N Lingappa and judo's...
  • CWG 2014: Triple jumper Arpinder Singh clinches bronze August 3, 2014

    Glasgow: Arpinder Singh signed off India's show in athletics by winning the men's triple jump bronze at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday. South Africa's Khotso Mokoena won the gold with a season best performance of 17.2 metres while the silver went to Nigeria's Tosin Oke, who also earned a season best...
  • CWG 2014: Nijel Amos wins 800m gold to shock Olympic champion David Rudisha August 1, 2014

    Botswana's Nijel Amos produced a stunning late surge to land the 800 metres gold medal and shock Olympic champion David Rudisha at the Commonwealth Games on Thursday. Amos, who took silver behind Rudisha at London 2012, looked to be boxed in as the Kenyan led on the final straight but found...
  • CWG 2014: Gowda, Yogeshwar happy after winning gold August 1, 2014

    Vikas Gowda put up a stunning show to win gold in discuss throw while Yogeshwar Dutt also stormed into wrestling final to win the gold medal. ...
  • CWG 2014: Discus-thrower Vikas Gowda, high-jumper Sahana into the finals July 30, 2014

    Glasgow: Two Indians, including medal prospect Vikas Gowda, made it to the final rounds while Tintu Luka qualified for the semifinals of the athletics competitions at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday. Discus thrower Gowda just made a single attempt, clearing the distance of 64.32m to top the qualification round at the...
  • CWG 2014: Jamaican Bailey-Cole wins 100 metres July 29, 2014

    Jamaican Kemar Bailey-Cole won the Commonwealth Games 100 metres gold medal in a time of 10.00 seconds on Monday. Bailey-Cole made a slow start out of the blocks at Hampden Park but his long stride helped him claw his way back into the main group at the midway point. With 10 metres...
  • CWG 2014: Usain Bolt clear of foot injury, ready for Glasgow Games July 27, 2014

    Almost immediately after Usain Bolt landed in Scotland, the level of hero worship afforded to him demonstrated just how important the sprint star's participation is to the Commonwealth Games. The Jamaican has never raced before at the Commonwealths, and his slow recovery from a foot injury had put this appearance in...
  • CWG 2014: Little chance for track and field stars to replicate 2010 show July 26, 2014

    Glasgow: Lacking in preparation and with most of their top stars struggling, India may find it hard to match up their 2010 show when the track and field events of the 20th edition of Commonwealth Games kickstart on Sunday. India had won 12 medals, including two gold, in Delhi but they...
  • CWG 2014: From boozing, smoking to England's marathon man July 26, 2014

    Glasgow: Drinking, smoking and weighing 105 kgs is not something one would associate with a long-distance runner but Steve Way has overcome these barriers to become England's marathon man at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. From being worryingly fat and wheezy, the 40-year-old has completely overhauled his life to become fast and...
  • Navjeet clinches bronze at IAAF World Junior Championships July 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Discus thrower Navjeet Kaur Dhillon became only the second Indian to grab a medal at the IAAF World Junior Championships after setting a new personal best to clinch a bronze in Eugene, USA. The 19-year-old covered an impressive 56.36m with her throw at the Hayward Field last night in...
  • Photo: Queen Elizabeth II photobombs Australian athlete's selfie at the Commonwealth Games July 25, 2014

    Queen Elizabeth II is not known for her grasp of social media, but she tapped into a trend when she inadvertently photobombed an Australian athlete's selfie at the Commonwealth Games on Thursday. Hockey player Jayde Taylor was posing for a photograph with a teammate when the 88-year-old British monarch moved into...
  • Olympic champion Mo Farah pulls out of Commonwealth Games July 24, 2014

    Olympic and world middle distance champion Mo Farah withdrew from England's Commonwealth Games team on Thursday, saying he was not fully fit following a recent illness. The 31-year-old Farah, who won the 5,000 and 10,000 metres titles at the London Olympics and the world championships in Moscow last year, was preparing...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014: Usain Bolt says his best is yet to come July 24, 2014

    Kingston: Six-times Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt and his coach Glen Mills believe the Jamaican sprinter can run even faster as he targets the 2015 world championships and the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. It has been five years since Bolt set the 100m world record of 19.58 seconds...
  • CWG 2014: 71 countries, 4500 athletes, 261 medals to be won July 24, 2014

    The 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games begin on Wednesday in Glasgow, where Queen Elizabeth II will open the 11-day sporting extravaganza at a glittering ceremony beginning 0030 IST. Around 4500 athletes from 71 countries have descended in Glasgow to be part of the biggest sporting event after the Olympics...
  • CWG 2014: Keshorn Walcott warms up for Glasgow Games with gold in Poland July 23, 2014

    Sopot: Olympic champion Keshorn Walcott warmed up for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow by capturing gold in the men's javelin at the Janusz Sidlo Memorial meet here. Walcott produced the fifth best throw of his career to land the spear 82.90 metres to eclipse his European competitors, reports CMC. The runner-up, Poland's...
  • Jamaica sprinter Blake out for season after surgery July 23, 2014

    Jamaica's double Olympic sprint silver medallist Yohan Blake has been ruled out for the rest of the 2014 season after undergoing a surgery on an injured hamstring, coach Glen Mills said on Tuesday. The 24-year-old sustained the injury in the 100 metres at the Glasgow Grand Prix on July 11. "Right now...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014: India aim for top-three finish in Glasgow July 22, 2014

    Glasgow: The unprecedented success achieved in the last edition would be hard to replicate this time after the dropping of a few disciplines but upbeat after getting back in the Olympic fold, a 215-strong Indian contingent would nonetheless seek a top-five finish in the 20th Commonwealth Games which begin here...
  • India's 4x100m relay women team aiming to win a medal at CWG July 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian women's 4x100m relay team will leave for Glasgow on Monday, hoping to clinch a medal at the 20th Commonwealth Games which gets underway on July 23. The Indian 4x100m women's relay team surprised everyone at the 2010 Delhi CWG by winning the bronze against all odds.Two members...
  • Athletics team of India for Glasgow CWG pruned down to 33 July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has decided to prune down the number of track and field participants in the upcoming Glasgow Commonwealth Games from the original 41 to 33, leaving out controversial triple jumper Renjith Maheswary and the six-member men's 4x100m relay team. Indian Olympic Association (IOA) had already...
  • Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson have suspensions cut July 15, 2014

    Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson have had their 18 month drug suspensions cut to six months and are free to continue competing, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Monday. "The CAS decided to reduce their period of ineligibility to six months, which has been already served,"...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014: The complete list of Indian athletes for Glasgow July 14, 2014

    India will field a strong 224 member contingent, their second largest ever, in the Commonwealth Games to be held in Glasgow from July 23 to August 3, with athletics forming the biggest squad of 41. The sports ministry has cleared the 224 athletes from 14 sporting disciplines, including seven para-athletes, at...
  • Yohan Blake's injury woes continue as he pulls up in Glasgow July 12, 2014

    Yohan Blake's injury troubles hit a new low as he pulled up during the 100 metres at Friday's Diamond League meeting in Glasgow. Blake's race ended after 60 metres with the Jamaican clutching his hamstring in obvious pain as his compatriot Nickel Ashmeade went on to win in 9.97 seconds, pipping...
  • Defence team closes case in Oscar Pistorius murder trial July 8, 2014

    Oscar Pistorius' defence team wrapped up its case in the murder trial of the Olympic and Paralympic athlete on Tuesday and the court adjourned for a month to allow the legal teams to prepare and submit their closing arguments. Pistorius, who had his lower-legs amputated as a baby, could face life...