Major Athletics Highlights of Year 2017

 January 14, 2018   R K Gupta

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Coming after the Olympic year, athletics in 2017 still had its high points. Beside the vastly popular IAAF Diamond League meets at various venues across the world, the year was also studded with the World Athletics Championships in London during August. While major athletic stars excelled in their fields in Diamond League and World Championships, […]

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Usain Bolt’s Final Race Ends in a Cry of Pain

 August 13, 2017   kridangan

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Running the final race of his career, the 30-year-old Usain Bolt, after taking the baton from his Jamaican teammate Yohan Blake, suffered cramps on his left hamstring as he tried, in vain, to chase down the British and American rivals in the last lap of the race. “It’s cramp in his left hamstring but a […]

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Usain Bolt Loses One Olympic Gold Medal for No Fault of His Own

Usain Bolt Loses One Olympic Gold Medal for No Fault of His Own

 February 10, 2017   R K Gupta

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In one utterly frustrating news for the iconic Jamaican speedster Usain Bolt, he has lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals. On January 2017, the International Olympic Committee stripped Jamaica of their 4x100m relay win at the 2008 Beijing Games, because they found Bolt’s teammate Nesta Carter guilty of doping violations. A few months […]

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Tanzanian Man Alphonce Simbu & Kenya Woman Bornes Kitur Win 2017 Mumbai Marathon

 January 22, 2017   R K Gupta

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The 14th edition of Standard Chartered Mumbai International Marathon was concluded on January 15, 2017. City Road Races have acquired tremendous global popularity and International Association of Athletics Federations has labeled the Mumbai event as the Gold Label Road Race since 2010. Mumbai road race is owned by city-based sports management company Procam International Pvt. […]

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What You Didn’t Know About the Innocuous 100 Meter Sprint in Competitive Athletics

 January 14, 2017   R K Gupta

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On the face of it, running 100 meters would appear as child’s play. Anybody can run that distance without too much trouble. But modern athletics’ most glamorous event has more to it than meets the eye. It was first introduced in first modern Olympic Games at Athens in 1896 and USA’s Thomas Burke bagged the […]

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Usain Bolt is Track-and-Field’s Biggest Achiever

 January 5, 2017   R K Gupta

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Readers can see a nearly similar article published in during September 2013 titled, “Bolt of Electricity in Track and Field”. Since then, Usian Bolt has already achieved the tag of an all-time great. Participating in his third consecutive Olympics after 2008 Beijing Games, 30 year old Bolt achieved something at Rio that is confined […]

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2016 Diamond Season Ends with the Coronation of 16 More Athletics Champions at Brussels

 September 11, 2016   R K Gupta

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Curtain came down on 2016 IAAF Diamond League season with second finals in Brussels on September 9. The field had Rio Olympic medalists and second-rung athletes, all of whom came up with stellar performances to light up the Belgian night. Among celebrated athletes, who won the DL race on Friday were; Asbel Kiprop in men’s 1500m, Ferguson […]

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16 Diamond League Champions Are Crowned at First of the Two Finals at Weltklasse Zurich

 September 3, 2016   R K Gupta

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The first finals of 2016 IAAF Diamond League were held in Zurich on Thursday September 1. The Zurich meet truly honored its nicknamed tag of One-Day Olympics as 8 men and 8 women emerged as DL Race winners and each of them collected a $40000 jackpot, a spectacular Diamond Trophy and a wild card for […]

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Ruth Jebet Sets Paris Night Ablaze With a New 3000m Steeplechase Women’s World Record

 August 28, 2016   R K Gupta

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19-year old Bahraini Ruth Jebet shattered Gulnara Galkina’s 8-year old world record with an eye-catching performance in women’s 3000m steeplechase on Saturday night’s Paris Diamond League. Jebet’s phenomenal run took away more than 6 seconds from the Russian’s previous world mark that was set up during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Another big performance of […]

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Elaine Thompson Repeats Rio Magic at Lausanne’s 11th Diamond League Meeting

 August 27, 2016   R K Gupta

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Freshly-minted Rio Olympic champion Elaine Thompson of Jamaica gave proof of her premier status as world’s best woman sprinter with a dominating 100m victory in 11th Diamond League meeting at Lausanne on Thursday. Thompson’s compatriot Asafa Powell took the honors in men’s 100m. Other Olympic champions, who repeated their Rio performances were; Colombian Caterine Ibarguen […]

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