Articles about Athletics

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.

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.

19 Jun 2021

A look at the achievements of 'Flying Sikh' Milkha Singh

Legendary Indian sprinter Milkha Singh passed away on Friday after a month-long battle with COVID-19.

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

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.

11 Aug 2019

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.

23 Feb 2019

#NewsBytesExclusive: An interview with India's 'Small Wonder' Gymnast Dipa Karmakar

Gymnast Dipa Karmakar became a household name after her stunning performance at Rio 2016 Olympics.

01 Jan 2019

Here's the complete sporting calendar of the year 2019

Fans enjoyed a lot of sporting events in 2018.

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.

22 Oct 2018

Usain Bolt's agent claims Mariners have offered him a contract

Usain Bolt's agent has claimed that Central Coast Mariners, the A-League club with whom he is under trial, have offered him a professional contract.

27 Sep 2018

Athlete Mariam Farid says religion and fashion can go together

Leading Qatari woman athlete Mariam Farid, who competes wearing a hijab, says she would never compromise on her identity but would not mind blending a bit of fashion with religion.

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

5 youngsters who excelled at Asian Games 2018

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

27 Aug 2018

Tamil Nadu
#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.