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Olympic bronze tells me ‘don’t quit’: Isinbaeva (Lead)


August 7th, 2012 - 5:22 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's pole vault queen Yelena Isinbaeva said Monday the bronze she won at the London Games was a sign she must shelve her plans to ... Read more...

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High jumper Di Martino to miss Olympics


July 27th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Italian high jump Olympic medal contender Antonietta Di Martino will miss the London Games with a knee injury, the Italian athletics federation said Friday.Di Martino, ... Read more...

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No changing false-start rule, says world athletics body


September 5th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Daegu (South Korea), Sep 5 (IANS/CMC) Usain Bolt will have to learn quickly how to deal with the nerves that led to his false-start disqualification in the final of the 100 ... Read more...

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World Athletics Championships: Vikas Gowda finishes 7th in discuss


August 30th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Daegu (South Korea), Aug 30 (IANS) India's Vikas Gowda finished seventh in the discus throw finals at the World Athletics Championships here Tuesday.The US-based Gowda, an Arjuna Awardee and national ... Read more...

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World Athletics: Kenya’s Rudisha claims gold in 800m


August 30th, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Daegu (South Korea), Aug 30 (IANS) David Rudisha of Kenya took the gold medal in the men's 800m race clocking 1min 43.91sec at the World Athletics Championships here Tuesday.Abubaker Kaki ... Read more...

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President confers Narang with Khel Ratna, Arjuna for 19 athletes


August 29th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Rifle shooter Gagan Narang was conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award by President Pratibha Devisingh Patil at a glittering function in the Ashoka ... Read more...

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World Athletics: ‘Disappointed’ Bolt now eyes win in 200m


August 29th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Daegu (South Korea), Aug 29 (IANS) Usain Bolt, who was disqualified for a false start in the men's 100m final at the World Athletics Championships here Sunday, said he would ... Read more...

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World Championships: Discus thrower Vikas Gowda qualifies for final round


August 29th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Daegu (South Korea), Aug 29 (IANS) Discus thrower Vikas Gowda kept alive India's medal hopes as he qualified Monday for the final round of the event at the World Athletics ... 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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Bolt disqualified for false start in 100m in Daegu; Blake wins


August 28th, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Daegu (South Korea), Aug 28 (IANS) Usain Bolt of Jamaica, the world's fastest man and defending champion, was dramatically disqualified from the men's 100m final after a false start at ... 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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World Athletics: Bolt fastest in 100m heat


August 27th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Daegu (South Korea), Aug 27 (IANS) World record holder Usain Bolt sprinted to a win in his 100m heat at the World Athletics Championships here Saturday.The Jamaican, wearing the number ... Read more...

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British sprinter Malcolm confident of beating Bolt


August 26th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Daegu (South Korea), Aug 26 (IANS/CMC) British sprinter Christian Malcolm has dared to dream and believes he can cut down the seemingly unstoppable Jamaican Usain Bolt at the World Athletics Championships ... Read more...

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Rivals ’stared and laughed at’ Proteas’ Semenya, claims UK athlete


July 23rd, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 23 (ANI): British athlete Jenny Meadows says South African hermaphrodite Caster Semenya's return to competition has not been accepted by her fellow 800 metres runners.The Guardian quoted Meadows, who ... Read more...

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Gender row runner Semenya shattered by her predicament


September 16th, 2009 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, Sep.16 (ANI): Sex test runner Caster Semenya is "completely shattered" by claims she is half male, her spokeswoman said.The 800m world champion has shut herself away at her university amid claims ... Read more...

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S. African gender row runner Semenya placed on suicide watch


September 13th, 2009 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
London, Sep. 13 (ANI): South African runner Caster Semenya, who is at the center of a gender row, has been placed on suicide watch amid fears for her mental stability.The Daily Star ... Read more...

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Controversial athlete Caster Semenya was duped into giving gender test


September 8th, 2009 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep. 8 (ANI): South African star athlete Caster Semenya, who is in midst of a gender row, was duped into believing she was undergoing a standard doping test, her former coach ... Read more...

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Despite high male hormone levels, controversial athlete Caster Semenya is a woman: ASA


August 29th, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug. 29 (ANI): Star athlete Caster Semenya, who is in midst of a gender row, might have higher than average male hormone levels - but is within the official limits for ... Read more...

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Bolt completes treble in World Athletics Championships


August 23rd, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 23 (DPA) Usain Bolt reached another athletics milestone at the World Championships Saturday but a Polish hammer thrower stole the world record from him. Bolt became the first man to claim ... Read more...

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World athletics: Gold at last for Richards, Kemboi, Nerius


August 19th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 19 (DPA) Sanya Richards, Steffi Nerius and Ezekiel Kemboi shook off the ghosts of the past with gold medal performances at the world athletics championships. US runner Richards got her first ... Read more...

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Isinbayeva meets disaster; Fraser and Bekele shine


August 18th, 2009 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 18 (DPA) Shelly-Ann Fraser and Kenenisa Bekele lived up to their top status while Yelena Isinbeyeva flopped on a surprise Monday at the World Athletics Championships here. The Russian pole ... Read more...

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Isinbayeva eyes another pole vault world record, gold


August 16th, 2009 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 16 (DPA) Is Yelena Isinbayeva really vulnerable or will she get more silverware, and possibly another pole vault world record as well, at the world athletics championships Monday? The Russian has ... Read more...

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Masai stuns Ethiopians in 10,000m; smiling Bolt moves on


August 16th, 2009 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
By John Bagratuni Berlin, Aug 16 (DPA) Linet Masai ended a 12-year title drought for Kenya with victory in the women's 10,000m while Usain Bolt exchanged smiles with a training partner on ... Read more...

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Record field listed for Berlin world atheltics


August 9th, 2009 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 9 (DPA) A record field of 2,101 athletes from 202 countries is entered provisionally for the upcoming 12th World Athletics Championships in Berlin, the ruling body International Association of Athletics ... Read more...

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Bolt, Veronica to lead Jamaican challenge at World Athletics


July 16th, 2009 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston, July 16 (IANS) Triple Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt and two-time Olympic champion Veronica Campbell-Brown will lead the Jamaican challenge in the 12th World Athletics Championships next month in Berlin. Bolt will ... Read more...

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Anju Bobby George bows out of Beijing Olympics


August 19th, 2008 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Beijing, Aug 19 (ANI): Indias Anju Bobby George today failed to qualify for the women''s long jump event in the Beijing Olympics.Anju, the bronze medalist at the 2003 World Athletics Championships ... Read more...

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21 world champions to attend Valencia 2008


March 7th, 2008 - 8:23 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Valencia (Spain), March 7 (Xinhua) As many as 21 world champions are taking part in the 12th Indoor World Athletics Championships, which started here Friday. Among them, 14 athletes have won the ... Read more...

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