Javelin

  • Asian Games: Annu Rani grabs a bronze in women's javelin throw 22 minutes ago

    Incheon: Indian athlete Annu Rani won a bronze medal in the women's Javelin throw event of the Asian Games, with a personal best effort of 59.53m, on Wednesday. Annu achieved the mark in her first attempt as she led the field for a while before being overtaken by China's Li Zhang...
  • CWG 2014: Why didn't India's javelin throwers participate in the final after qualifying? August 4, 2014

    Two athletes from India, Vipin Kasana and Ravinder Singh Khaira, made it to the final of the javelin throw competition at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games that concluded on Sunday; but they didn't participate in the medal round. The reason is not known. Kasana and Singh, who come from Uttar Pradesh and...
  • CWG 2014: India through to final of men's triple jump, javelin throw August 2, 2014

    Glasgow: India's Arpinder Singh advanced to the final of the men's triple jump while javelin throwers Ravinder Singh Khaira and Vipin Kasana also made it to the final of their event at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. There was some bad news, though, for the Indian continget as men's 4x400metre and women's...
  • Delhi: 11yearold boy hit by javelin succumbes to his injuries today October 14, 2013

    New Delhi: An 11yearold student, who was hit by a javelin, succumbed to his injuries on Monday. The boy was battling for life at AIIMS Trauma Centre after a javelin, thrown by a senior student during a practice session, pierced his skull at a school playground in CR Park area...
  • Delhi: Condition of student hit by javelin is critical, says his father October 3, 2013

    The student was critically injured when a javelin thrown by a senior student hit him on his head. ...
  • 11yearold hit by javelin admitted to ICU October 2, 2013

    An 11yearold student was critically injured when a javelin thrown by a senior student hit him on his head, police said on Wednesday. According to the police, Roshan Lama, a standard VI student of Sarvodaya Government School in C R Park area of South Delhi was roaming with his friends in...
  • India Positive: Stories of courage, creativity and compassion August 31, 2013

    A music scholar from Bangalore is attempting to create a national sound archive of the country. The voice of Gauhar Jaan, the prima donna of India's classical music and the first musician to record commercially for the Gramophone company back in 1902 in Calcutta, was nearly lost, until Vikram Sampath...
  • Paralympic athlete Devendra Jhajharia: A story of grit, determination August 27, 2013

    Jaipur: Paralympic athlete Devendra Jhajharia fought against all odds and overcame his physical challenges to win the gold in javelin at the Athletics World Championships. Jhajharia was 8-year-old when he lost his one arm after being accidentally electrocuted. Later, he was mocked by other kids in the village, who called...
  • Christina Obergfoell wins women's javelin in Moscow August 18, 2013

    Moscow: Christina Obergfoell of Germany won her first major javelin title at 31, beating Kimberley Mickle of Australia to clinch the World Championships gold medal on Sunday. Defending champion Maria Abakumova of Russia took bronze. Obergfoell threw 69.05 meters on her second attempt, while Mickle settled for second with a toss of...
  • Czech Republic's Vitezslav Vesely wins men's javelin in Moscow August 17, 2013

    Moscow: Vitezslav Vesely of the Czech Republic won the men's javelin at the world championships on Saturday with a throw of 87.17 metres, edging 2007 champion Tero Pitkamaki of Finland by 10 centimetres. Dmitri Tarabin of Russia took bronze on his last throw with a mark of 86.23. He pushed Julius...
  • News briefs: Jaipurbased VSM files FIR against NCERT for distorting facts August 1, 2013

    The Jaipurbased Vipra Swabhiman Mahasangh (VSM) has filed a police complaint against National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) for allegedly misrepresenting historical facts in its Class 12 textbooks. The Mahasangh alleges that the distorted facts in the history textbooks are derogatory to a certain community. The FIR mentions...
  • 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 (F47 category) in Lyon, France. According to information received here, the 32yearold Devendra, whose left arm was amputated after an accident, won the gold...
  • Javelin kills athletics official in Germany August 27, 2012

    Berlin: A sports official in Germany has died after being struck in the throat by a javelin, police said on Monday. The 74yearold man was adjudicating at a youth athletics event in the western city of Duesseldorf when the incident happened late Sunday, said police spokesman Andre Hartwig. He was immediately taken...
  • Keshorn Walcott wins Olympic javelin gold August 12, 2012

    London: Keshorn Walcott won the javelin gold medal on Saturday to give Trinidad and Tobago its first Olympic title in a field event. Walcott, the world junior champion, threw a national record 84.58 meters with his second attempt and nobody improved on the mark for the remainder of the final....
  • Barbora Spotakova defends javelin Olympic gold August 10, 2012

    London: Barbora Spotakova of the Czech Republic successfully defended her Olympic javelin title on Thursday night. The 31yearold Spotakova, who holds the world record, secured the gold medal with a best mark of 69.55 meters. Germany collected silver and bronze, with Christina Obergfoell finishing second at 65.16 and Linda Stahl third at...
  • London 2012 Javelin: 10 things to know August 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Today's doodle is the 11th London Olympics doodle posted by Google on its homepage during the ongoing London 2012 Olympics. Here are the top 10 interesting facts about the London 2012 Javelin doodle and Javelin Throw events: 1. Dedicated to Javelin Throw, the doodle features a male javelin thrower...
  • Google doodles London 2012 Javelin August 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Today's doodle is the 11th London Olympics doodle posted by Google on its homepage during the ongoing London 2012 Olympics. Dedicated to Javelin Throw, the doodle features a male javelin thrower taking the throwing position in a stadium. The term "Google" is written in a slapdash manner, with...
  • Olympian Tessa Sanderson gives a thumbs up to Delhi October 23, 2009

    New Delhi: While India's readiness to host the Commonwealth games in year 2010 may be gathering a fodder for controversy, there are some who absolutely believe India can and will. Former Olympic medalist in Javelin, Tessa Sanderson is in India. She shared her memories of her thrilling win and collection...
  • Thorkildsen win men's javelin, Hellebaut takes women's high jump August 23, 2008

    Beijing: Norway's Andreas Thorkildsen won his second consecutive Olympic men's javelin title on Saturday with an Olympic record throw of 90.57 meters. Latvia's Ainars Kovals was second at 86.64m with Finland's Tero Pitkamaki, the reigning world champion, taking third with a throw of 86.16m. Thorkildsen, a twotime world runnerup, broke the former...
  • UP village produces a baseball star for American team March 26, 2008

    Lucknow Nineteenyearold Rinku Singh is living what they call the American dream. The teenager's pitching skills have won him a spot on an American baseball team and a $100,000contract. Rinku, the youngest among his six siblings, grew up in a small town of Bhadohi in eastern Uttar Pradesh. For three...