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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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 kridangan.com 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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Masterful Mo Farah Wins 3rd Olympic Gold

After Bolt’s Triple-Triple Britain’s Mo Farah Ends His Olympic Career with a Double- Double

 August 22, 2016   R K Gupta

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On the last day of 2016 Games’ Track-and-field action, legendary long-distance runner Mo Farah of Great Britain added 5000m gold medal to the one he had already collected in 10000m last Sunday. Farah thus repeated his 5K/10K performance in London 4 years ago and joined Finland’s Lasse Viren, who was the only man to win […]

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Jamaican Thunder-Bolt Scripts Athletic History and Fulfills His Promise of the Triple-Triple

Jamaican Thunder-Bolt Scripts Athletic History and Fulfills His Promise of the Triple-Triple

 August 20, 2016   R K Gupta

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When Usain Bolt hangs his running boots, the three days of August 14, 18 & 19 of 2016 Rio Games will forever be etched in his memory. He ran fastest in 100m on August 14, won the 200m on August 18 and then anchored the Jamaican quartet to victory in 4x100m relay on August 19.  […]

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Successful Gold Defense by Taylor in Triple-Jump Perkovic in Discus and Rudisha in 800m

 August 18, 2016   R K Gupta

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Over the last three days at 2016 Rio Games, several track-and-field medals were decided. USA’s Christian Taylor distinguished himself by defending his London Olympic gold in triple jump. Taylor thus became the first American to win back-to-back triple-jump gold medals in the last 112 years. Croatia’s Sandra Perkovic also defended her London Olympic gold in […]

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