Kenyan’s Chespol to skip Monaco Diamond League

Nairobi, July 19 : World Junior steeplechase champion Celliphine Chespol will skip the Monaco Diamond League meeting to avoid burning out ahead of the Africa Championships. According to Kenya’s head coach Stephen Mwaniki, Chespol, who won gold at the World U-20 Championships in Finland last week, will not be allowed to travel to Monaco, reports […]

Hima Das should be given financial support, says Vijender

Kolkata, July 17 : Indian boxing star Vijender Singh on Tuesday hailed athletics’ latest golden girl Hima Das’ performance, saying the Assamese lass should be supported financially from here on and not just eulogised. Hima created history last week by winning the yellow metal in the women’s 400 metre event at the IAAF World U-20 […]

Mixed fortunes for Indian athletes at World U20 Championships

Tampere (Finland), July 13 : Indian athletes enjoyed mixed fortunes at the IAAF World U20 Championships at the Ratina Stadium here on Friday. In men’s javelin throw, Sahil Silwal managed to enter the final with an attempt of 73.22 metres. He took the second spot in Group A of the qualification round behind Nash Lowis […]

AFI issues apology for ‘mocking’ Hima’s English

New Delhi, July 13 : The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Friday issued an apology for allegedly mocking Hima Das’ English skills on their official Twitter account. After Hima won her semi-final in the women’s 400 metre event at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland, the AFI posted a video with a […]