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.

Indians athletes will do well in Asian Games and CWG: PT Usha

Sprint queen P T Usha is hopeful that Indians would do well in athletics in prestigious international tournaments such as Asian Games and Commonwealth Games scheduled to be held this year.

Relay team decision should have made earlier: P T Usha

Legendary athlete P T Usha on Sunday said that ideally members of the gold-winning women`s 4x400m relay team should have known it beforehand who would be the running partners in the quartet.

Usha unhappy with AFI for blocking Luka`s participation

Legendary athlete P T Usha on Thursday criticised the Athletics Federation of India for blocking her protégé Tintu Luka`s participation in Asian Grand Prix series.

India names squad for 20th Asian athletics meet

Krishna Poonia, Tintu Luka and Vikas Gowda were some of the well-known athletes in the 110-member squad that will represent India in the 20th Asian Championships.

Indian athletes for Asian Championships to be named on June 20

Indian athletes for the Asian Championships to be held in Pune from July 3-7 will be selected on June 20.

Luka, Sahana win gold, long jumper Kumar sets new meet record

Sahana Kumari and Tintu Luka won their respective events while long jumper Prem Kumar set a new meet record on the second day of the 53rd National Inter-State Senior Athletic Championships.