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15 athletes in individual events and two relay teams qualify for Olympics: WA officially confirms | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Star sprinter Dutee Chand, javelin thrower Annu Rani and 400m hurdler MP Jabir qualified for the Tokyo Olympics through world rankings as 15 Indian athletes and two relay teams were confirmed for the Games by the sport’s world governing body on Thursday. Twelve individual athletes, including star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, booked automatic quota for the Olympics by ...

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Toor finally books Tokyo ticket, in style

Shot-putter Tajinderpal Singh Toor made the long wait count, finally booking a Tokyo Olympics ticket in style with a new National record of 21.49m at the fourth Indian Grand Prix at Patiala on Monday and bettering the Olympic qualifying mark by some distance. The Olympic mark is set at 21.10m. It had been a frustrating wait for the athlete who ...

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Indian Grand Prix scheduled for June 21

The Athletics Federation of India has scheduled the 4th Indian Grand Prix for June 21 at NS-NIS Patiala. There had been uncertainty over the event with the federation hoping to arrange competitions abroad for Indian athletes ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, but the travel restrictions and quarantine rules in most countries forced it to explore other options. A 40-member national ...

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Indian Grand Prix scheduled for June 21

The Athletics Federation of India has scheduled the 4th Indian Grand Prix for June 21 at NS-NIS Patiala. There had been uncertainty over the event with the federation hoping to arrange competitions abroad for Indian athletes ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, but the travel restrictions and quarantine rules in most countries forced it to explore other options. A 40-member national ...

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Athletics | Top stars skip season-opener

It’s a surprise because Olympic qualification has opened again. They have had a year without any competition and one felt the top athletes would all come rushing to Patiala to compete in Thursday’s Indian Grand Prix, the National athletics season-opener for seniors. But that is not the case. Despite the Tokyo Olympics qualification gates having opened again, almost all the ...

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Looking to breach 90m-mark this year, Neeraj Chopra says he’s working on technique and strength part, not on covering javelin distance | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India’s star javelin thrower and a leading medal prospect at the Tokyo Games, Neeraj Chopra, has revealed that he’s been concentrating on improving his technique and footwork at the national camp in Odisha rather than focusing solely on covering distance as part of his Olympic preparations, even as the reigning CWG and Asiad gold medallist has set his ...

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