athletics news

We may never see another Usain Bolt ever again: Michael Johnson

Johnson felt that Bolt should have retired after winning the triple gold medal at the Rio Olympics.

Nov 02, 2017, 19:44 PM IST

57th National Open Athletics begins on Monday

Around 1200 athletes from various states and departments/public sector undertakings would be taking part in the meet, Tamil Nadu Athletics Association (TNAA) officials said.

Sep 24, 2017, 20:01 PM IST

Eliud Kipchoge wins rainy Berlin marathon, misses world record

Prior to the race, Kipchoge, fellow Kenyan Wilson Kipsang and Ethiopia`s Kenenisa Bekele had set their sights on breaking Dennis Kimetto`s leading marathon mark of two hours, two minutes and 57 seconds along the flat, inner-city course.

Sep 24, 2017, 18:23 PM IST

Vijender Singh backs Indian athletes to bag more than one medal at World Championship

The 31-year-old had fetched a bronze medal at the 15th World Championship in Milan, just over a year after becoming India's first Olympic medallist in boxing -- a bronze-winner at the 2008 Beijing Games.

Aug 22, 2017, 15:24 PM IST

Mo Farah bids to give British fans memorable farewell

The 34-year-old, who will compete in the 3,000 metres at the Diamond League meeting in Birmingham, produced a courageous performance just falling short of overhauling Ethiopian Muktar Edris.

Aug 19, 2017, 11:07 AM IST

IAAF Worlds: Usain Bolt vows 'never again' after emotional London farewell

After embarking on a special lap of honour so slow that you could not believe that we were saying farewell to the world`s fastest man, Bolt was asked by reporters already missing him whether he might ever change his mind.

Aug 14, 2017, 08:36 AM IST

IAAF Worlds: Davinder Singh Kang disappoints in Javelin final, finishes 12th

Kang, the first Indian to qualify for a world championship final round in javelin throw, produced a below- par performance and could only muster a best throw of 80.02m in his third attempt at the Olympic Stadium.

Aug 13, 2017, 10:28 AM IST

IAAF World Championships: Usain Bolt, Mo Farah's perfect swansongs end in dismay

The Jamaican sprinter limped out with a cram on his left hamstring as the team failed to finish the 4X100 metre relay.

Aug 13, 2017, 10:12 AM IST

Television scheduling to be blamed for Usain Bolt injury: Justin Gatlin echoes Jamaican relay team's complain

Bolt`s team mates complained that a 45-minute wait in the call room before the race had hampered their preparations.

Aug 13, 2017, 10:02 AM IST

World Athletics Championships: London braced for Usain Bolt and Mo Farah swansongs

The Jamaican is hoping to step away from the track having won his 20th global championship title, something he was denied last week when he finished third in the 100m behind American Justin Gatlin.

Aug 12, 2017, 08:51 AM IST

World Athletics Championships: Ramil Guliyev denies Wayde van Niekerk's double-dream to win 200 metres

The 27-year-old Guliyev, who had never won a medal in a senior global event, finished just the stronger to triumph in 20.09 seconds before setting off on a lap of honour carrying the flags of both of his nations.

Aug 11, 2017, 10:19 AM IST

World Athletics Championships: Kori Carter earns shock 400m hurdles win from outside lane

All eyes had been on Carter`s U.S. team mate, Olympic champion Dalilah Muhammad, who had been the strong favourite, but it was the former American champion in lane nine who maintained her form best to race to victory in 53.07 seconds.

Aug 11, 2017, 10:07 AM IST

World Atheltics Championships: India's Govindan Lakshmanan clocks personal best but fails to reach 5000m finals

Overall, Lakshmanan finished 31st as top five from each of the two heats and the next fastest five from among the remaining runners qualified for the final.

Aug 10, 2017, 12:30 PM IST

'Heartbroken' Isaac Makwala runs on his own to eventually qualify for World Championship 200m final

Makwala had been barred from running in Tuesday's 400m final after being diagnosed with the stomach ailment on Monday which under English health recommendations requires 48 hours' quarantine.

Aug 10, 2017, 09:34 AM IST

World Athletics Championships: Barbora Spotakova reclaims world javelin title 10 years on

The world record holder threw 66.76 metres on her second attempt in the final, which proved enough to clinch a second world gold for the 36-year-old.

Aug 09, 2017, 08:33 AM IST

Jamaica overcomes the hurdles, finally gets its gold

That 110-meter hurdler Omar McLeod was at the center of this celebration Monday wasn't all that big a surprise.

Aug 08, 2017, 11:17 AM IST

It's sad that boos were louder than cheers, says Justin Gatlin after 100m win over Usain Bolt at World Championships

Justin Gatlin, on Sunday, clocked 9.92 seconds to claim the gold medal, edging by milliseconds past the man who stood as favourite among the crowd. Usain Bolt, the then defending champion, failed to retain his title and he bid adieu with a bronze. America's Chris Coleman finished second with 9.94 seconds on the clock.

Aug 06, 2017, 12:23 PM IST

WATCH: Justin Gatlin pays respect to Usain Bolt after winning 100m final at World Championships

Amid all the boos that showered down on Justin Gatlin, who pulled off a stunner at the Olympic Stadium in London, on Sunday, 35-year-old American sprinter walked towards Usain Bolt, knelt down in tears and paid respect to the 'fastest man on earth'.

Aug 06, 2017, 11:29 AM IST

Usain Bolt fails to defend title, loses 100 m final for first time at Olympics or World Championships stage

“I’m just sorry I couldn’t end it on a winning note,” said Bolt, whose record of 9.58 is till intact. Well, he does have one more to go, the 200 metre race. The crowd at the Olympic stadium overcame their shock and once again the walls of the stadium screamed out his name – Bolt.  

Aug 06, 2017, 10:25 AM IST

WATCH: Justin Gatlin pulls off a stunner as Usain Bolt finishes with bronze in final 100m race of career

"And all for the very last time"...and last time indeed as all eyes stayed fixed on the 'fastest man on earth' as he stood there at the starting blocks, but who knew that the race would turn out to be a complete shock to all those present at the Olympic Stadium, London, on Sunday.

Aug 06, 2017, 08:58 AM IST