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Paralympic gold for Russia in women’s long jump


August 31st, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Margarita Goncharova claimed gold in the F37/38 category of the women's long jump at the Paralympic Games here Friday.Athletes who suffer from uncontrollable muscular ... Read more...

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10 Indians for Paralympic Games


August 28th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) India will be represented by 10 athletes at the 2012 Paralympic Games to be held in London from Aug 29 to Sep 9.Quota places have ... Read more...

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Athletes can hold heads high: Bermuda’s chef de mission


August 11th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/CMC) Although they did not win any medals, Bermuda's eight athletes can return home proud of their performance at London 2012, according to the island's chef de mission ... Read more...

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Olympics: Merritt leads US gold rush in athletics (World Roundup)


August 9th, 2012 - 8:16 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) American Aries Merritt ran a personal best of 12.92 seconds to win the Olympic men's 100m hurdles title Wednesday as the US closed in upon China ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Kazakhstan’s Rypakova leaps to triple jump gold


August 6th, 2012 - 9:05 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Olga Rypakova of Kazakhstan took Olympic gold in the women's triple jump Sunday.Rypakova, the world silver medalist, took the title with a third-round jump of ... Read more...

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Olympic triple jump : Kazakhstan’s Rypakova leaps to gold


August 6th, 2012 - 4:02 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Olga Rypakova of Kazakhstan took Olympic gold in the women's triple jump Sunday.Rypakova, the world silver medalist, took the title with a third-round jump ... Read more...

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Farah first Briton to win Olympic 10,000m gold


August 5th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Mo Farah became the first Briton to win gold in the Olympic 10,000 metres Saturday, kicking home in the final straight to shake off the ... Read more...

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Ennis captures dream Olympic gold on home soi


August 5th, 2012 - 5:53 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Britain's Jessica Ennis won gold in the Olympic women's heptathlon Saturday, winning the 800 meters race.Ennis had a virtually unassailable lead of 184 points going ... Read more...

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Olympics: Britain’s Rutherford leaps to long jump gold


August 5th, 2012 - 5:52 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Greg Rutherford of Britain won gold in the men's long jump Saturday, leaping 8.31 meters.Rutherford claimed the gold when Will Claye of the US, the ... Read more...

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The Indian voice heard at London Olympics (With Images)


August 3rd, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) From Bollywood to the 2012 London Olympics, it's been quite a long jump for Jaspreet Jasz, the writer and singer of "Nimma nimma hans de ... Read more...

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Mayookha’s coach yet to get clearance for London Games


July 21st, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, July 21 (IANS) The coach of Mayookha Johny, India's star athlete who is competing at the London Olympics in triple jump, is yet to get clearance to accompany her ... Read more...

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‘Madam Speedy’ looking for Olympic glory


July 12th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 12 (IANS) Tameka Williams, the sprinter from the tiny Caribbean islands of St. Kitts and Nevis, will travel to the London Olympic Games with hopes of making her ... Read more...

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Prince Harry disguises himself as brother


March 11th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 11 (IANS) Britain's Prince Harry donned a mask bearing his brother Prince William's likeness for a charity fun run, the Sport Relief Mile, in Brazil.Harry was given ... Read more...

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A handicapped man on noble mission to educate (With Images)


January 15th, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mahuwara Khurd (Azamgarh), Jan 15 (IANS) He can't walk without support but that hasn't stopped Amarnath Rajbhar from helping others stand on their own feet. The physically challenged man has ... Read more...

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World Athletics: India’s Mayookha finishes 9th in long jump


August 28th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Daegu (South Korea), Aug 28 (IANS) India's woman long jumper Mayookha Johny finished ninth in World Athletics Championships here Sunday.Mayookha, who was the third Indian ever to qualify for the ... Read more...

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World Athletics: Mayookha qualifies for long jump finals


August 27th, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Daegu (South Korea), Aug 27 (IANS) India's Mayookha Johny qualified for the final of the women's long jump event at the World Athletics Championships with a leap of 6.53 metres.She ... Read more...

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Asian athletics: Mayookha leaps to gold, silver for Gowda


July 7th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Amidst the gloom caused by doping scandal, some good news for Indian athletics came Thursday as Mayookha Johny won the women's long jump gold on ... Read more...

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India pinning hopes on Mayookha and Ram for Asian Grand Prix


May 19th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) India will be pinning hopes on triple-jumper Mayookha Johny and middle-distance runner Ghamanda Ram in the Asian Grand Prix series to be held in the ... Read more...

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Olympic medallist Carl Lewis in race for New Jersey Senate


April 13th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): Former Olympic champion Carl Lewis has announced his plans to enter the American political arena and run for the New Jersey state senate.The athletics legend said he wants ... Read more...

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Kanha tigress finds new home in Panna forest


March 27th, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 27 (IANS) A five-year-old tigress was released Sunday in the sprawling Panna National Park in Madhya Pradesh after she made a 450-km road journey from the state's Kanha ... Read more...

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Is the US army ‘babying’ troops with physical training of yoga, resting?


March 6th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 6 (ANI): The US Army is overhauling its physical fitness tests for the first time in 30 years by adding a new 'combat readiness test' that incorporates cross-training, elements of ... Read more...

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Hundreds line up for Jharkhand police recruitment camp


March 3rd, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Khunti, Mar.3 (ANI): A large number of applicants have appeared for a police recruitment camp in the Maoist-hit areas of eastern Jharkhand.Men and women of Khunti and adjoining districts came for ... Read more...

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National Games: Swimmer Richa Mishra finishes with 16 medals


February 19th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Feb 19 IANS) Delhi swimmer Richa Mishra Saturday bagged two silver medals to finish with a rich haul of 16 medals in the 34th National Games. ... Read more...

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Former ace athelete Suresh Babu dies in Ranchi


February 19th, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Feb 19 (ANS) Former ace national athelete Suresh Babu, current manager of the Kerala team at the 34th National Games, died in a hospital here Saturday.Babu (58) was admitted to the ... Read more...

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Athletic champion dies as son creates breaks record


December 19th, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 19 (IANS) It was only after Sujith Kuttan, son of Murali Kuttan and Mercy Kuttan, created a record in the 100 metres State Schools Athletic Meet here that the boy ... Read more...

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Gill promises help in preparing athletes for London Olympics


December 3rd, 2010 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Delighted at the encouraging performance of the Indian athletes in the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games, sports minister M.S. Gill Friday promised the athletes continued support ... Read more...

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The battle of sexes in Delhi Metro… part 1 (First Person)


November 26th, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Mohita Nagpal Green Park Metro Station, New Delhi, Thursday: The Metro platform was unusually crowded considering the time of the day. I checked my watch again, 8.35 p.m. As I approached the ... Read more...

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Asian Games athletics: Gowda disappoints, Luka in 800m final (Lead)


November 24th, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 24 (IANS) India's medal hope Vikas Gowda disappointed Wednesday finishing fourth in men's discus throw event in the Asian Games here.India, however, braced for a few medals from track and ... Read more...

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Asian Games athletics: Ashwini, Jauna qualify for 400m hurdles


November 24th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 24 (IANS) India's Ashwini Chidananda Akkunji and Jauna Murmu qualified for the women's 400 metre hurdles with personal best timings at the Asian Games here Wednesday.Both Ashwini and Jauna topped ... Read more...

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Asian Games athletics: Pramila wins bronze, Sushmita fourth in heptathlon


November 23rd, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 23 (IANS) India's Pramila Ganapathy won the bronze while her compatriot Susmita Singha Roy finished fourth in the heptathlon event at the Asian Games here Tuesday.Pramila finished third with a ... Read more...

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CWG athletics: Prajusha aims for Asian Games medal (Second lead)


October 11th, 2010 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
By Sirshendu Panth New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) India's M.A. Prajusha did not seem unduly perturbed at having narrowly missed the gold and was content with the silver in the women's long jump ... Read more...

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CWG Athletics: Injury robs Prajusha of gold in women’s long jumpead)


October 10th, 2010 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) A strained calf muscle prevented M.A Prajusha from winning a rare gold for India in the track and field meet and she had to be content with ... Read more...

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Lapierre may give Commonwealth Games a miss


August 15th, 2010 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 15 (IANS) Australia's world indoor long jump champion Fabrice Lapierre is doubtful for the Commonwealth Games to be held in New Delhi. Lapierre said he is in two minds about competing ... Read more...

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Oz world long jump champ may skip Delhi CWG over security, infrastructure fears


August 15th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 15 (ANI): The security situation, infrastructure problems and the event falling so late in the season is set to take another toll in star cancellations, with world indoor long jump ... Read more...

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Mayookha Johny breaks Anju Bobby George’s record in triple jump


August 6th, 2010 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Patiala, Aug 6 (IANS) Mayookha Johny set a national record in triple jump, leaping 13.68 metre, that erased Anju Bobby George's mark of 13.67m set in 2002, on the second day of ... Read more...

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