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Gailey jolts Praveen in triple jump

Gailey Venister Devasahayam, a former high jumper, shocked National Open champion Praveen Chithravel and won the triple jump with a personal best 16.20m in the National under-23 athletics championships here on Wednesday. While Praveen, who hit a personal best 16.88m at the National Open, had a foul-ridden series with just one legal jump, Gailey was in his best form with ...

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UChicago Introduces 2021 Athletics Hall of Fame Class

CHICAGO – The University of Chicago announced the 19th induction class of its Athletics Hall of Fame on Monday. Ruth Grulkowski (class of 1952) was one of the nation’s top athletes in women’s gymnastics. She was first introduced to the sport when she joined UChicago’s Acrotheatre and thrived under the tutelage of coaches Erwin “Bud” Beyer (UChicago Athletics Hall of Famer) ...

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Tebego and Clayton emerge the fastest

After the opening day’s high, there was a bit of a low for India at the World Athletics under-20 championships in Nairobi on Thursday with Amandeep Singh Dhaliwal finishing last in the men’s shot put. Amandeep, whose personal best 19.15m came in the under-20 Federation Cup early this month, could manage only 17.08 in his lone legal throw (third) in ...

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First major test for long jumper Shaili

She is the under-18 World No. 2 this year, the u-20 Indian record holder and the National champion in women’s section. And the World Athletics (u-20) championships, which begin in Nairobi on Wednesday, will be long jumper Shaili Singh’s first major test. With a 6.48m effort at the inter-State Nationals in June, the 17-year-old is the fifth-best jumper in the ...

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Iran’s athletes could soon be competing in Indian meets

Iran’s former Olympic discus throw silver medallist Ehsan Hadadi, the Asian Games champion, and former Asian 100m champion Hassan Taftian could soon be competing in athletics meets in India. The Athletics Federation of India and the Athletics Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran have signed a cooperation agreement to support each other. The agreement will see athletes from both ...

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Emma Griffith Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year

CHICAGO – University of Chicago’s Emma Griffith was selected as a nominee for the 2021 NCAA Woman of the Year Award. Established in 1991, the NCAA Woman of the Year program honors the academic achievements, athletic excellence, community service and leadership of graduating female college student-athletes. A total of 535 women were nominated this year from across all three divisions ...

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World athletics u-20 postponed by a day

The World Athletics under-20 championships, scheduled to begin in Nairobi on Tuesday, has been postponed by a day and will start on August 18. However, there is no change in the closing date (August 22). “The impact of COVID on teams travelling and logistics of moving vital equipment around the world have proven to be a challenge,” explained World Athletics. ...

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Neeraj Chopra | The hard road to gold

In 2010, when the country was in a tizzy over the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, a joint family at Khandra village, near Panipat in Haryana, was wondering how to control a restless, chubby kid. Neeraj Chopra, 12 then, kept pulling or tying up buffalo’s tails, disturbing bee hives and forcing those around to scream. Annoyed, his uncle took him ...

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Jacobs to take a sabbatical till 2022

Olympic 100m champion’s decision comes in the backdrop of ‘doping insinuations’ Italy’s Lamont Marcell Jacobs, who claimed a shock Olympic triumph in the 100m, said on Friday he had decided not to run again until 2022 so he could be in top form next year. No simple decision “It’s not a simple decision,” he said in an interview on Rai ...

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