Tintu Luka

Asian Athletics Championships: History for India, tops medal tally 1st time in best ever show

Asian Athletics Championships: History for India, tops medal tally 1st time in best ever show

With today's 5 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze, India ended the four-day championships on top with 29 medals (12 gold, 5 silver and 12 bronze), their highest ever medal haul.

Jul 09, 2017, 23:28 PM IST
Asian Athletics Championships 2017: Six gold medal prospects for India

Asian Athletics Championships 2017: Six gold medal prospects for India

The four-day long meet will witness as many as 95 Indian athletes competing against the best in Asia. India finished a credible third, with 13 medals - four gold, five silver and four bronze) in the previous edition held at Wuhan, China in 2015.

Jul 05, 2017, 20:16 PM IST
Tintu Luka has done well despite limitations, claims PT Usha

Tintu Luka has done well despite limitations, claims PT Usha

The 28-year-old Tintu, mentored by Usha, has enjoyed success at the Continental level, winning a bronze and a silver at the Asian Games - 2010 Guangzhou (2:01.36) and 2014 Incheon (1:59.19) apart from six medals at the Asian Championships.

May 11, 2017, 18:33 PM IST
PT Usha denies any 'politics' in her chairing a BJP meet

PT Usha denies any 'politics' in her chairing a BJP meet

Usha is known for her stellar performance at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, where she missed the bronze medal in the 400m hurdles finals by 1/100 second.

Sep 01, 2016, 20:10 PM IST
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.

Aug 26, 2016, 20:27 PM IST
Tintu Luka, Lalita Babar, Sudha Singh stand good chance in Rio: PT Usha

Tintu Luka, Lalita Babar, Sudha Singh stand good chance in Rio: PT Usha

Tintu, Sudha and Lalita have qualified for Rio in 100m dash, and 3000m steeplechase, respectively.

Jul 13, 2016, 13:42 PM IST
2016 Rio Olympics: Complete list of Indian athletes qualified for XXXI Olympiad so far

2016 Rio Olympics: Complete list of Indian athletes qualified for XXXI Olympiad so far

The Indian Olympic Association is going to send the nation's largest ever delegation.

Jul 11, 2016, 23:10 PM IST
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.

May 24, 2016, 20:14 PM IST
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.

Apr 30, 2016, 23:12 PM IST
Tintu Luka, Dutee Chand triumph; Railways dominate national meet

Tintu Luka, Dutee Chand triumph; Railways dominate national meet

 Tintu Luka created a new meet record and Dutee Chand clinched two gold medals to help Railways dominate the 55th National Open Athletics Championships as the curtains came down on the event here on Saturday.

Sep 19, 2015, 18:43 PM IST
Over 900 athletes to compete in 55th National Open Athletics Championships

Over 900 athletes to compete in 55th National Open Athletics Championships

Kolkata, Sep 9 (IANS) Around 950 athletes from all over the country are set to compete in the 55th National Open Athletic Championship to be staged at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Salt Lake

Sep 10, 2015, 10:49 AM IST
Vikas Gowda finishes 9th, Indian athletes disappoint at Beijing World Athletics Championships

Vikas Gowda finishes 9th, Indian athletes disappoint at Beijing World Athletics Championships

Indian athletes continued their disappointing performance in the World Championships as country's best hope Vikas Gowda finished a poor ninth in the final round of the men's discus throw event on the penultimate day of competitions here on Saturday.

Aug 29, 2015, 20:41 PM IST
World Athletics Championship, Day 5: Tintu Luka fails to qualify for semis, Lalita Babar finishes 8th

World Athletics Championship, Day 5: Tintu Luka fails to qualify for semis, Lalita Babar finishes 8th

Lalita Babar finished a creditable eighth in the 3000m steeplechase event while Tintu Luka crashed out in the first round heats of the 800m race on the fifth day of the World Athletics Championships here today.

Aug 26, 2015, 21:35 PM IST
Tintu, Renjith spearhead Kerala's dominant show

Tintu, Renjith spearhead Kerala's dominant show

Tintu Luka and Renjith Maheshwary led Kerala's dominating display by winning the gold medals in their respective women's 800 metre and triple jump events at the 55th National Inter-State Athletic Championship here on Saturday.

Jul 11, 2015, 21:24 PM IST
Asian Athletics medal winners to get cash awards

Asian Athletics medal winners to get cash awards

All the 13 Indian medal winners at the 21st Asian Athletics Championship which concluded on Sunday in Wuhan, China will receive cash awards from the sports ministry for their achievements.

Jun 08, 2015, 23:39 PM IST
Tintu Luka wins gold, India finishes 3rd in overall medal standings

Tintu Luka wins gold, India finishes 3rd in overall medal standings

Tintu Luka bagged her maiden gold in a major international event by winning the women's 800m finals as India finished with five medals on the final day of competitions to sign off third in the 21st Asian Athletics Championships here on Sunday.

Jun 07, 2015, 18:16 PM IST
'Some Asian Championship bound athletes yet to undergo dope tests'

'Some Asian Championship bound athletes yet to undergo dope tests'

 At least 10 track and field athletes, mostly relay runners, are yet to undergo dope tests, though the Indian team for next month's Asian Championships in China leaves the country in three days' time, according to sources.

May 26, 2015, 18:22 PM IST
National Games: Tintu Luka shines on final day, SSCB emerge champions

National Games: Tintu Luka shines on final day, SSCB emerge champions

Asian Games medallist Tintu Luka ruled the track on the final day of competitions as she smashed an 18-year-old meet record to win 800m gold before inspiring Kerala to 4x400m top spot in the 35th National Games on Friday, with Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) notching up a hat-trick of overall titles by finishing atop medals table.

Feb 13, 2015, 20:48 PM IST

Ankit Sharma wins gold in long jump with meet record

Young long jumper Ankit Sharma upstaged national record holder Prem Kumar with a new meet-equalling effort to grab the spotlight on the second day of the National Open Athletics Championships here on Monday.

Nov 03, 2014, 22:15 PM IST
PT Usha says National Open poorly organised, questions timing

PT Usha says National Open poorly organised, questions timing

 Legendary track and field athlete PT Usha on Monday criticised the national federation for its "poor" organisation of the National Open Championships being held here while also questioning its timing.

Nov 03, 2014, 21:59 PM IST