Sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal Saturday said that he expects Indian athletes to win 10-12 gold medals from the track and field events in the 17th Asian Games, where competition started Friday in the South Korean city of Incheon.
The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Thursday cleared triple jumpers Mayookha Johny and Renjith Maheshwary for the Incheon Asian Games after they were cleared in the trials held at NIS, here today.
The Federation Cup National Athletics Championships, to be held at the National Institute of Sports here Aug 16-19, will serve as the selection trial for the participating squad at the Incheon Asian Games.
The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) will send a seven-member team, comprising five girls and two boys, to participate in the IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene in the United States from July 22-27.
Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has decided to prune down the number of track and field participants in the upcoming Glasgow Commonwealth Games from the original 41 to 33, leaving out controversial triple jumper Renjith Maheswary and the six-member men`s 4x100m relay team.
Claiming that Indian coaches are of school and college level, Athletics Federation of India (AFI) president Adille J Sumariwalla today said there was little chance of Indian athletes winning medals at the upcoming Commonwealth Games.
Triple jumper Renjith Maheswary, who has been stopped from receiving Arjuna Award under controversial circumstances on charges of dope violation last year, has again been recommended by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) for the coveted honor this year.
Aimed at raising the profile of track and field sports in the country, Athletics Federation of India (AFI) is mulling on launching an ambitious big prize money franchised-based league, which will have Olympic and world champions.
Triple jumper Renjith Maheswary, who was today denied Arjuna Award by the Sports Ministry for flunking a dope test in 2008, admitted that he had appeared before an enquiry panel of the Athletics Federation of India at that time for returning positive for a banned drug.
A livid Sports Ministry on Thursday asked SAI to recover the money spent on the athletes` airfare from the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) for the embarrassment caused to the country after 17 over-aged sportspersons were barred from the Nanjing Asian Youth Games.