Long Jump

Appendicitis ends long-jumper Sreeshankar's Commonwealth Games dreams

Appendicitis ends long-jumper Sreeshankar's Commonwealth Games dreams

Sreeshankar, who had won gold in men's long jump with an effort of 7.99m at the Federation Cup National Championships in Patiala, is set to be operated in his hometown of Palakkad in Kerala.

Mar 25, 2018, 20:42 PM IST
I want to coach somebody who can break my long jump record, says Mike Powell

I want to coach somebody who can break my long jump record, says Mike Powell

Powell jumped 8.95 metres in the 1991 World Championship in Tokyo and his record is yet to be bettered.

Dec 14, 2017, 21:17 PM IST
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.

Apr 27, 2017, 21:41 PM IST

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. 

Aug 23, 2016, 00:25 AM IST
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.

May 13, 2016, 18:53 PM IST
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.

Feb 21, 2016, 00:03 AM IST
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.

Sep 11, 2015, 03:23 AM IST
World Athletics Champiosnhips: Genzebe Dibaba eases into finals of 5000 m, holder Brittney Reese out of long jump

World Athletics Champiosnhips: Genzebe Dibaba eases into finals of 5000 m, holder Brittney Reese out of long jump

Ethiopia`s Genzebe Dibaba eased through to the finals of the women`s 5,000 metres on Thursday to stay on course for a world athletics championships double, while American Brittney Reese saw her six

Aug 27, 2015, 11:20 AM IST
Rory McIlroy named British Sports Journalists Association's Sportsman of the Year

Rory McIlroy named British Sports Journalists Association's Sportsman of the Year

Rory McIlroy, who won two majors and helped Europe retain the Ryder Cup in a stunning 2014, was named the British Sports Journalists Association’s Sportsman of the Year on Thursday.

Dec 11, 2014, 22:50 PM IST

Brazil`s Da Silva retains men`s world indoor long jump

Brazil`s Mauro Vinicius Da Silva defended his men`s long jump title at the World Indoor Athletics Championships at Sopot on Saturday.

Mar 09, 2014, 11:04 AM IST

Long jumper Smith qualifies for World Championships

Bermudian long jumper Tyrone Smith has qualified for the World Athletics Championships in Moscow, leaping to a season`s best 8.13 meters at a meet in Poland.

Jun 18, 2013, 18:09 PM IST

High jumper Thomas steals show in Fed Cup Athletics

Kerala`s Jithin Thomas stole the limelight with a personal best effort of 2.20m en route to winning gold in men`s high jump on the second day of the Federation Cup Senior National Athletics Championships here on Sunday.

Apr 22, 2012, 22:17 PM IST

Dwight Phillips wins fourth world long jump title

American Dwight Phillips successfully defended his world long jump title on Friday, leaping 8.45 meters.

Sep 02, 2011, 19:13 PM IST

World Athletics: India`s Mayookha finishes 9th in long jump

India`s woman long jumper Mayookha Johny finished ninth in World Athletics Championships here Sunday.

Aug 28, 2011, 21:42 PM IST

Mayookha wins gold in Asian Athletics C`ship

Rattled by a dope scandal, Indian athletics finally has something to cheer about as long jumper Mayookha Johny led the Indian charge with a gold on the opening day of the 19th Asian Championships.

Jul 07, 2011, 17:39 PM IST

Mayookha wins gold in Asian Athletics C`ship

Rattled by a dope scandal, Indian athletics finally has something to cheer about as long jumper Mayookha Johny led the Indian charge with a gold on the opening day of the 19th Asian Championships.

Jul 07, 2011, 17:39 PM IST

Bolt could break my record: Powell

Usain Bolt has all the tools to be a top-class long jumper but the Jamaican should wait until after the 2012 Olympics to give the event a go, world record holder Mike Powell said.

Jul 06, 2011, 14:54 PM IST

Bolt could break my record: Powell

Usain Bolt has all the tools to be a top-class long jumper but the Jamaican should wait until after the 2012 Olympics to give the event a go, world record holder Mike Powell said.

Jul 06, 2011, 14:54 PM IST

Bolt says he wants to try long jump

Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt says he wants to try a new event — the long jump.

Aug 27, 2009, 22:19 PM IST

Bolt says he wants to try long jump

Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt says he wants to try a new event — the long jump.

Aug 27, 2009, 22:19 PM IST