World Athletics Championships: OP Jaisha Brings Joy

After nine days of excitement, when new heroes were born and some old stars burned bright, the curtains came down on the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships today. Birds Nest stood witness as records were smashed, and new friendships fostered. The final day proved to be productive for the Indian contingent, with commendable performances from

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World Athletics Championship: Vikas Gowda Finishes 9th

India’s Vikas Gowda finished 9th in the Discus Throw Event at IAAF World Athletics Championships in Beijing. Gowda had a best of 62.24m to his name in the finals. Gowda’s first throw covered a distance of 60.23m and this saw him end up in the 8th position after the first round. Gowda was ninth after

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World Athletics Championships: Gowda Brings Glory

At 6′ 7″, Vikas Gowda walks like a king, and yesterday at Beijing, he cemented his position as one in Indian athletics, qualifying for the finals of the discus throw event, with an impressive mark of 63.86 meters. Bolt bolted past Gatlin, and it looks like we’re in for an overdose of “good versus evil” hyperbole again. Sports

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Guess Who Took Down Usain Bolt ? [VIDEO]

Usain Bolt made history by winning the 200m race at the World Athletics Championship quite comfortably. The Jamaican sprinter clocked in with a season best timing of 19.5 seconds and added one more gold to his name. Bolt had earlier won the 100m event, and the second gold is sure to boost his confidence after being

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Usain Bolt Secures Double At Athletics World Championships

Track and field poster boy, Usain Bolt claimed honors for being the top sprinter in the world by retaining the 200m Gold at the World Athletics Championship, just days after winning the 100m event. Unlike the 100m event, Bolt had a lightning start this time, putting him into the lead in the first 100m. He ran the

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World Athletics: Tintu Luka Bids Bye To Birds Nest

The fifth day of the World Athletics championships had mixed results for the Indian team, with Tintu Luka crashing out of the 800 metres event. The women’s 3000 metres steeplechase event however was a source of pride, with Lalita Babar finishing eighth. Tintu Luka – Qualifies for Rio The ghosts of many past international competitions

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World Athletics Championships: Day 4 Report

India- the land of anomalies. With a population of over a billion people, the number of international athletics medals the country has to its credit does not really tally with the numbers it supports. The stark contrast was again brought out during the fourth day of the World Athletics Championships, when the Indian contingent failed

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World Athletics Championships: Race Walking Revived

Indian race walking has been rekindled.The brownie points for fanning the cinders, however, go to a Russian. Finishing eighth in the Taicang Race Walking Cup (this, after not sporting a single Indian in the event almost 3 years ago), Khushbir Kaur’s National Record in the 20km, Irfan Kolothum Thodi finishing 10th, and Basant Rana setting

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World Athletics: Birds Nest Beckons Lalita Babar

And then good won over evil. A cursory glance through yesterday’s newspapers and this is the first thing that jumps to the mind. Touted by many as a David vs Goliath prototype, somehow you revel in Usain Bolt’s victory in the 100 metres finals over two-time ex-doper Justin Gatlin. Why? Perhaps because it is a

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Usain Bolt Is Still The Fastest Man On Earth

Jamaican Usain Bolt showed that he is still the fastest man on earth by winning the 100m race at the IAAF World Athletics Championship in Beijing on Sunday. He clocked his season-best time of 9.79 seconds to clinch yet another gold medal at the World Athletics Championships. Usain Bolt shines despite the pressure Bolt had

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