Curtain Comes Down On Indian National Open Athletics

The curtain comes down on the 55th Indian National Open Athletics Championships in Kolkata. New records were set, a few tears shed, but all in all, the East Stadium stood witness to some high class performances. The expectations for Rio have increased manifold. Sports Rediscovered brings to you a short report on how things went

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National Open Athletics: Babar And Jaisha Set Meet Records

Talk about sports and we tend to cast aside athletics as an afterthought. Occasionally, though, we come across events that steer not just sporting enthusiasts, but also the common man away from their couches. The 55th National Open Athletics Championship, that kicked off on the 16th of this month in Kolkata, looks like a good

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World Athletics Championships Recap: How Indians Fared

The World Athletics championships are thus done and dusted. Though India finished at the bottom of the table without any medals in its kitty, the Indian contingent still managed to put up some creditable performances. Sports Rediscovered takes a look at some of the gracious losers from the competition. Lalita Babar: The 26 year old had

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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: 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: 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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Asian Athletics: Vikas Gowda And Lalita Babar Triumph

At 6′ 9” and a 140 kilograms, Vikas Gowda walks like a king. And he proved himself to be one at the Wuhan Sports Centre today. On the penultimate day of the Asian Athletics Championship, the Asian Games bronze medalist added another gold to India’s kitty with a remarkable performance in discus throw. Gowda took the

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National Games Final Day: Luka Shines

And it’s the end of another episode. The 2015 National Games have given us a lot to introspect on. It has been a mixed bag altogether- from the Chandigarh netball team being thrown out for forgery and Dutee Chand’s stirring comeback after the gender controversy to Preeja Sreedharan’s decision to hang up her shoes. The

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