Athletics: News

19 Sep 2023

Asian Games

Asian Games: Decoding athletics legend PT Usha's notable records

Athletics has been India's strongest suit at the Asian Games over the years. India have dominated various disciplines at the continental level with only China and Japan as their competitors.

19 Sep 2023

Neeraj Chopra

Asian Games 2023: Top medal contenders in athletics for India

Indian athletes have always fared well at the Asian Games, with China and Japan being their only major competitors.

18 Sep 2023

Asian Games

Asian Games: A look at India's notable records

The 19th Asian Games will be held between September 23 and October 8 in Hangzhou, the People's Republic of China.

28 Aug 2023

Neeraj Chopra

Neeraj Chopra wins World Athletics Championships gold: His career achievements 

Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has become the talk of the town after clinching a historic gold medal at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest (Hungary).

India's long jumper Jeswin Aldrin wins gold in Switzerland event

Indian long jumper Jeswin Aldrin returned to form by winning the gold medal at the CITIUS Meeting in Bern, Switzerland.

17 Jul 2023

Asian Games

Listing the star performers from the 2023 Asian Athletics Championships

The Indian contingent created history at the 2023 Asian Athletics Championship by finishing with their joint-best performance at this level.

16 Jul 2023


Who is India's ace long jumper Murali Sreeshankar? Details here

India's ace long jumper Murali Sreeshankar registered another spectacular performance by winning silver at the Asian Athletics Championships 2023.

16 Dec 2022

Neeraj Chopra

Neeraj Chopra surpasses Bolt, becomes most written-about athlete in 2022

Ace Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has usurped Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt to become the most written-about athlete in 2022.

18 Oct 2022

Hima Das

India's Jyothi Yarraji breaks 100m hurdles record: Decoding her profile

Jyothi Yarraji on Monday scripted history as she became the first Indian woman to clock sub-13 seconds in 100m hurdles.

Eliud Kipchoge breaks world record in Berlin Marathon: Details here

Two-time Olympic gold medallist Eliud Kipchoge broke his own men's record at the 2022 Berlin Marathon on Sunday.

Commonwealth Games: India's Avinash Mukund wins silver in 3000m steeplechase

Indian athlete Avinash Mukund scripted a national record in men's 3000m steeplechase event at the 2022 Commonwealth Games on Saturday.

CWG: Tejaswin Shankar claims India's first-ever medal in high jump

On Thursday, Tejaswin Shankar became the first-ever Indian to clinch a medal in high jump at the 2022 Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Birmingham.

30 Jul 2022

Indian Hockey Team

2022 Commonwealth Games: Here's India's schedule for July 30

Post an excellent start on Day 1, India have a chance in hand to grab medals on Day 2 of the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

26 Jul 2022

Neeraj Chopra

India's Neeraj Chopra ruled out of Commonwealth Games: Details here

In a major blow to the Indian contingent, javelin star Neeraj Chopra has been ruled out of the 2022 Commonwealth Games (CWG).

24 Jul 2022

Neeraj Chopra

Neeraj Chopra becomes second Indian to win World Championships medal

India's Neeraj Chopra secured the silver medal at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon (men's javelin throw final).

15 Jul 2022

Neeraj Chopra

2022 World Athletics Championships: All you need to know

The 2022 World Athletics Championships are all set to commence on July 15.

World Masters Championships: 94-year-old Bhagwani Dagar wins gold medal

India's Bhagwani Devi Dagar scripted history at the World Masters Athletics Championship on Sunday.

Athletics: India's Parul Chaudhary breaks 3000m national record

India's Parul Chaudhary broke the women's 3000m national record at the Sound Running meet in Los Angeles on Sunday.

07 May 2022

2020 Tokyo Olympics

27-year-old Avinash Sable breaks 5000m national record: Decoding his profile

India's track and field athlete, Avinash Sable, has set a national record at the Sound Running Track meet in San Juan Capistrano, USA.

16 Jul 2021

2020 Tokyo Olympics

Made in India to make its presence felt in Tokyo

India may not be anywhere close to being an athletics superpower but equipment manufactured by the country's companies will be visible all across during the field events of the Olympics Games at Tokyo's Olympic Stadium.

02 Jul 2021


Athletics: Karsten Warholm breaks 29-year-old 400 metres hurdles world record

Norway's Karsten Warholm has broken the long-standing record of Kevin Young in athletics.

28 Jun 2021

2020 Tokyo Olympics

Sydney McLaughlin breaks 400m hurdles world record: Details here

Star athlete Sydney McLaughlin has set a world record in the women's 400m hurdles at the US Olympic trials.

26 Jun 2021


Indian men's 4x400m relay team gets closer to Olympic berth

The Indian men's 4x400m relay team enhanced its chances of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics with a 3:01.89 time on the opening day of the National Inter-State Athletics Championships in Patiala on Friday.

26 Jun 2021

Mo Farah

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Mo Farah misses out on qualification

Four-time Olympic gold medalist Sir Mo Farah will not be defending his 10,000 metres title after failing to achieve the qualifying time at the British Athletics Championships.

04 Jun 2021


Olympic champion Brianna McNeal banned for five years: Details here

Olympic 100m hurdles champion Brianna McNeal has been handed a five-year ban from athletics for breaking anti-doping rules.

11 Jul 2020


Olympic legend Usain Bolt open to make a comeback

Olympic sprint legend Usain Bolt, on Saturday, hinted that he could come out of retirement if former coach Glen Mills urges him.

21 Aug 2019

Usain Bolt

Happy birthday Usain Bolt: Here are his unbreakable records

The world of athletics has seen a number of prolific athletes rule the sport for a number of years.

19 Aug 2019


These countries have won the most Olympic medals

The Olympics is the greatest sporting extravaganza on this planet.

17 Aug 2019

Serena Williams

Nike will not apply any performance-related clause for pregnant athletes

After having faced intense scrutiny for its policy towards pregnant women athletes, global sportswear Nike has changed its policy to guarantee full payment and bonuses.

AFI asked for athletes' photos; received shirtless, photoshopped images instead

Last month, the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) had made online registration compulsory for athletes to enter into competitions.

18 Jul 2019

Hima Das

Tabor Athletics Meet: Hima Das, Muhammad Anas win gold medals

Indian athletes enjoyed a good day at the Tabor Athletics Meet, as their campaign continued to take shape.

13 Jul 2019

Dutee Chand

After 100m gold, Dutee finishes fifth in 200m race

Indian sprinter Dutee Chand finished fifth in the women's 200m final at the World University Games in Napoli.

10 May 2019


#NewsBytesExclusive: National record-holder Muhammed Anas talks about his journey

India have been slowly and steadily rising in the field of athletics.

US teen receives acceptance from 55 colleges, Rs. 7cr scholarship

A Georgia-based teen, Jakelia Baker, has been selected in 55 colleges out of 65 she had applied to including Oklahoma, Clemson and Michigan State.

27 Nov 2018


Doping Scandal: Nirmala Sheoran, four other athletes test positive

India's quarter-miler Nirmala Sheoran is among five athletes, who have tested positive for banned substances, as a fresh sporting doping scandal rocks the country.

03 Nov 2018


Indian athlete Hima Das features on Vogue's cover

Indian athlete Hima Das has been having an excellent year and the newest feather added to her cap is featuring on the cover of Vogue.

02 Nov 2018


Seoul Olympics 100m race was fixed, claims Ben Johnson

Tainted Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson has alleged that the 1988 Seoul Olympics 100m race was fixed.

19 Sep 2018


Adidas signs India's young athlete Hima Das

Global sports brand Adidas has signed India's young athlete Hima Das.

13 Sep 2018

Space News

Usain Bolt is winning races in zero-gravity as well

Usain Bolt is definitely the fastest man on the planet and now he is doing wonders in zero-gravity as well.

04 Sep 2018

Saudi Arabia

Tejinder's father passes away before he could show his gold-medal

Asian Games 2018 shot put gold medalist, Tejinder Pal Singh Toor, battled all odds to claim the first prize in Indonesia.

31 Aug 2018


#MeetTheMedalists: All about India's star athlete Jinson Johnson

India's athlete Jinson Johnson made the Asian Games 2018 a memorable one as he won his second medal at the coveted tournament.

30 Aug 2018

Neeraj Chopra

5 youngsters who excelled at Asian Games 2018

The Indian contingent is enjoying an excellent run at the Asian Games 2018.

27 Aug 2018

Asian Games

#MeetTheMedalist: All you need to know about Dharun Ayyasamy

Indian track and field athlete, Dharun Ayyasamy, clinched the second spot in men's 400m hurdles at the 2018 Asian Games.

27 Aug 2018


#AsianGames2018: Neena Varakil wins silver medal in women's long jump

Neena Varakil gave India another silver medal from the athletics arena after she came second in the women's long jump event at the ongoing Asian Games in Jakarta today.

27 Aug 2018


#AsianGames2018: Silver-medalist Dutee Chand awarded Rs. 1.5cr by Odisha govt

Odisha government today announced a cash award of Rs. 1.5cr for sprinter Dutee Chand, a day after she clinched silver at women's 100m dash at the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia.

24 Aug 2018

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal hikes award-money for medal winners in international sporting events

The Himachal Pradesh government has increased the award money for medal winners from the state in the Olympics, Commonwealth, and the Asian Games, the state's Sports Minister Govind Singh said in the Assembly today.

13 Aug 2018

Usain Bolt

European Championships: Dina Asher-Smith excels to clinch 3rd gold

British team's Dina Asher-Smith secured her third gold medal in the final evening of the European Championships held at Berlin, Germany.

11 Aug 2018


Abhinav Bindra's video is a must watch for every athlete

In a bid to inspire the youth to aim for gold in the upcoming Asian Games and 2020 Olympics, India's only individual Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra has released a video to commemorate the 10th anniversary of his historic gold-winning performance.

04 Aug 2018


#NewsBytesInvestigation: Nepotism in India's Sambo Federation killing deserving athletes' chances

Sambo, a Russian combat-sport came to India, 25 years ago, but has failed to produce even one player of International stature. It's because of rampant nepotism in the Sambo Federation of India (SFI), alleged athlete Meenu Poonia.

Equipment shortage sees SAI academies in dire situation

The Sports Authority of India's (SAI) several academies are in desperate need of equipments.