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After Rio Olympics failure, Tintu Luka's uncle blames coach PT Usha for below-par training

After Rio Olympics failure, Tintu Luka's uncle blames coach PT Usha for below-par training

Tintu's uncle questioned if Usha has deliberately denied the opportunities to the 27-year-old fearing of losing her own athletics glory.

Athletics: Long jump star Rutherford swaps spikes for dancing shoes

Greg Rutherford, who had to settle for bronze at the Rio Olympics, said he was facing a vastly different challenge from trying to jump the furthest into a sandpit. 

USAIN BOLT: Key numbers you need to know about the fastest man ahead of 2016 Rio Olympics USAIN BOLT: Key numbers you need to know about the fastest man ahead of 2016 Rio Olympics

Bolt is the first man to hold both the 100m and 200m world records.

111 and counting: List of banned Russian athletes from 2016 Rio Olympics 111 and counting: List of banned Russian athletes from 2016 Rio Olympics

In addition to 67 track and field athletes already banned by the IAAF, 44 further competitors have joined the lengthening list of Russians who have been officially excluded from Brazil.

AFI asks IAAF for Olympics wild card for javelin prodigy Neeraj Chopra AFI asks IAAF for Olympics wild card for javelin prodigy Neeraj Chopra

The 18-year-old Haryana lad Chopra became the first ever Indian to hold a world record in athletics (junior or senior).

Indian Grand Prix: Men, women 4x400m relay teams on verge of making 2016 Rio Olympics cut Indian Grand Prix: Men, women 4x400m relay teams on verge of making 2016 Rio Olympics cut

The men's 4x400m relay team today leaped to 13th spot in the current world rankings from last night's 18th.

Poland National Championships 2016: Quarter-miler Mohd. Anas sets new national record Poland National Championships 2016: Quarter-miler Mohd. Anas sets new national record

Anas clocked 45.44 seconds to erase the existing record of 45.47seconds created by 2014Asian Games Bronze medallist Arokia Rajiv at the 20th Federation Cup on April 28 in New Delhi.

Mo Farah breaks 34-year-old British record, dedicates to his hero Muhammad Ali Mo Farah breaks 34-year-old British record, dedicates to his hero Muhammad Ali

The reigning 5,000m Olympic champion clocked seven minutes 32.62 seconds to beat Dave Moorcroft's 34-year-old record.

Habiba Ghribi receives Olympic, world gold medals

The presentation to Ghribi took place in Rades, near Tunis, during the under-23 Mediterranean Games.

Tintu Luka aiming to run under two-minute races: P T Usha Tintu Luka aiming to run under two-minute races: P T Usha

The legendary P T Usha, who is Luka's coach, said that her protege had started the season well with a 2.01s race compared to her usual start of 2.03s.

Dutee Chand wins 2nd gold in Taiwan but still in search of  2016 Rio berth​ Dutee Chand wins 2nd gold in Taiwan but still in search of 2016 Rio berth​

Dutee had won a gold in the women's 100m dash here yesterday in a slow time of 11.50secs, thereby failing to qualify for Rio Olympics, for which she needed to touch 11.32secs.

Dutee Chand wins 100m gold in Taiwan but still short of 2016 Rio Olympic mark Dutee Chand wins 100m gold in Taiwan but still short of 2016 Rio Olympic mark

 Left to compete within an hour of reaching here from China, promising sprinter Dutee Chand won the gold in women's 100m sprint event in the Taiwan Open Athletics Championships today.

Ashamed and sorry! Russian sports minister apologises over doping, pleads for Rio entry Ashamed and sorry! Russian sports minister apologises over doping, pleads for Rio entry

Russian athletics faces a battle to compete at the Olympics in Rio in August.

Usain Bolt still wants Manchester United job but not for Van Gaal Usain Bolt still wants Manchester United job but not for Van Gaal

Manchester United stands fifth in the Premier League with 18 wins and 9 drawn from 37 starts entering Sunday`s season-ending matches, two points behind fourth-place Manchester City.

Olympics-bound Tintu Luka wins gold in 800m, triple jumper Mayookha Johny injured Olympics-bound Tintu Luka wins gold in 800m, triple jumper Mayookha Johny injured

National record holder and Asian champion Luka, representing Railways, clocked a moderate 2:01.84 to defend her title.