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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

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.

Asian Games stars to vie for honours in National Open Athletics
Asian Games stars to vie for honours in National Open Athletics

Top track and field stars, including the likes of Asian Games gold medallist discus thrower Seema Punia and women's 4x400m relay runners, will vie for top honours in the season-ending National Open Athletics Championships, which begins here on Sunday.

Kerala offers job and cash prize to PR Sreejesh after India's Asiad gold in hockey
Kerala offers job and cash prize to PR Sreejesh after India's Asiad gold in hockey

The Kerala government on Wednesday offered a job and announced a cash prize of Rs 15 lakhs to national hockey team vice-captain P R Sreejesh, whose stellar performance in front of the goal helped India beat arch-rivals Pakistan in the final of the Incheon Asian Games.

Tintu Luka, P T Usha accorded warm welcome
Tintu Luka, P T Usha accorded warm welcome

Tintu Luka, who won a gold and a silver medal at the Incheon Asiad and her mentor,former sprint queen and Olympian P T Usha were accorded a warm welcome today by various organisations, including Kozhikode District Sports Council.

Asian Games: India slips in gold, while improving total medals in athletics
Asian Games: India slips in gold, while improving total medals in athletics

Indian track and field athletes performed on expected lines with a creditable haul of 13 medals though lacking in gold count while a few big names bit the dust in the Asian Games here.

Asian Games 2014: With two gold medals on Day 13 India jump to ninth place
Asian Games 2014: With two gold medals on Day 13 India jump to ninth place

 The Indian men's hockey team regained the gold medal after a gap of 16 years while the women's 4x400m relay team also picked up a yellow metal as India added four medals to jump to the ninth position in the overall standings in the 17th Asian Games here on Thursday.

Vikas Gowda settles for silver in discuss, Tintu Luka in 800m race final
Vikas Gowda settles for silver in discuss, Tintu Luka in 800m race final

 Vikas Gowda settled for a silver in men's discus throw as he failed to mount any serious challenge to his old nemesis Ehsan Hadadi of Iran while Tintu Luka qualified for the women's 800m race final on the fourth day of athletics competitions in the Asian Games here.

Tinu Luka finishes last in IAAF Continental Cup
Tinu Luka finishes last in IAAF Continental Cup

 Asian Games-bound Tintu Luka finished a disappointing last with a below-par timing in the women's 800m race of the IAAF Continental Cup at Marrakech in Morocco on Sunday.

President bestows controversy-marred Arjuna awards
President bestows controversy-marred Arjuna awards

 Mired in selection controversies and devoid of a Khel Ratna for the first time in 20 years, the National Sports Awards were on Friday presented by President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhawan here in a ceremony which was severely short on star power.

Arjuna will boost my gold ambitions in Asian Games: Tintu Luka
Arjuna will boost my gold ambitions in Asian Games: Tintu Luka

 Top Indian athlete Tintu Luka, who was on Friday conferred with the Arjuna Award, said that the coveted honour came at the right time as she guns for gold in the upcoming Asian Games in South Korea.

Gowda, Arpinder, Luka in Asian Games athletics team

Strong medal prospects Arpinder Singh, Vikas Gowda and Tintu Luka were on Wednesday named in a 56-member Indian athletics team, which included 30 women, for next month`s Asian Games in South Korea.

Commonwealth Games: Tintu Luka fails to qualify for women`s 800m final

Indian athlete Tintu Luka failed to qualify for the women`s 800 metres final at the Commonwealth Games.

Luka will win gold at Glasgow CWG, says confident Usha

Legendary athlete P T Usha today expressed hope that her student Tintu Luka would win gold medal in the 800 metres at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this year.