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Asian Grand Prix: Neena Varakil wins gold in women's long jump, javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra qualifies for World  Championships

Asian Grand Prix: Neena Varakil wins gold in women's long jump, javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra qualifies for World Championships

World junior record holder javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra qualified for the IAAF World Championships in London in August though he took a silver today.

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. 

Comeback at 52: World long jump record holder Mike Powell targets 2016 Rio Olympics return

Comeback at 52: World long jump record holder Mike Powell targets 2016 Rio Olympics return

Powell is confident of reaching the 8.15 qualifying mark.

Mayookha Johny: Double strike for Indian athlete in Asian Indoor Athletics

Mayookha Johny: Double strike for Indian athlete in Asian Indoor Athletics

She won a medal each in triple jump and long jump events.

Sprint queen Dafne Schippers may take on long jump

Sprint queen Dafne Schippers may take on long jump

Dutch sprint queen Dafne Schippers, who won the 200 metres gold medal and the 100 silver at last month`s world championships in Beijing, is contemplating taking on the long jump next season. Schippers believes she can leap seven metres, a feat that would put her among the top six performances of 2015. "I want to do something else other than just sprint," the former heptathlete told a news conference on the eve of Friday`s Diamond League meeting in Brussels.