Athletics in the Rio Games

There is More to Athletics in the Rio Games Than Just Usain Bolt

 August 12, 2016   R K Gupta

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The hype and hoop-la generated by Usain Bolt’s keenly awaited triple-triple has somewhat shadowed the other star athletes preparing for track-and field action starting Friday. In a message last week to his 4 million followers on twitter, Bolt beckoned everyone to watch him make Olympic history at the Rio Games. No one has ever done […]

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IAAF World Indoor Tour

IAAF World Indoor Tour third stop three records break at the Globen Galan Stockholm

 February 19, 2016   R K Gupta

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After Kurt Roberts and Meseret Defar excelled in Boston’s second stop of IAAF World Indoor Tour, it was time for Globen Galan at Stockholm on February 17. Three days earlier at Boston, Roberts produced a world-leading 21.57m shot put mark and Meseret Defar came close to breaking her own 11-year-old meeting record in women’s 3000m. However, […]

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Genzebe Dibaba

Wonder Blaze at Monaco in Men & Women’s 1500m Genzebe Dibaba Breaks World Record

 July 20, 2015   R K Gupta

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Monaco’s Herculis meeting encompassing 10th Diamond League meet ended with pyrotechnics and impressive fireworks on July 17 but the blazes came earlier in women’s 1500m, in which Ethiopia’s Genzebe Dibaba shattered the 22-year old world record by breasting the tape in 3:50.08 minutes. The earlier record stood in the name of Chinese athlete Yunxia Qu, […]

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