Shot Put

Olympic shot put champion Ryan Crouser sets world record

Ryan Crouser, who won the gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, on his opening attempt, bettered the 32-year-old mark of 22.66m set by American Randy Barnes in 1989. The 28-year-old also bettered the old world record on his third attempt with an effort of 22.70m.

Jan 25, 2021, 09:57 AM IST

Meet Tereapii Tapoki, the Cook Islands athlete who trained for shot put by hurling coconuts

Tapoki, who previously competed at the 2004 Athens Olympics and 2008 Beijing Games, will contest both the discus and shot put at the Commonwealth Games.

Apr 04, 2018, 10:07 AM IST

Manpreet Kaur now provisionally suspended by NADA

"Shot-putter Manpreet Kaur was provisionally suspended by NADA. At the time of result management process, NADA came to know she took anabolic substance while participating in China this year," NADA Director General Navin Agarwal said.

Jul 22, 2017, 09:49 AM IST

Shot putter Manpreet Kaur tests positive for second time, banned from next month’s World Championships

This shocker has come just three months after Manpreet bagging a gold medal at the Asian Grand Prix China which even propelled her to the numero uno position in the world rankings.

Jul 20, 2017, 14:15 PM IST

Asian Athletics Championships 2017: Six gold medal prospects for India

The four-day long meet will witness as many as 95 Indian athletes competing against the best in Asia. India finished a credible third, with 13 medals - four gold, five silver and four bronze) in the previous edition held at Wuhan, China in 2015.

Jul 05, 2017, 20:16 PM IST

Rio Paralympic medallist Deepa Malik returns to rousing reception in Delhi

Deepa's best throw of 4.61m from her six attempts was enough to clinch the silver medal.

Sep 17, 2016, 18:32 PM IST

I dared to dream and worked hard: Paralympics silver medallist Deepa Malik

In 2009 Deepa became the first person with paraplegia to ride in one of the world's highest and most difficult motor rallies in the Himalayas.

Sep 13, 2016, 18:19 PM IST

Deepa Malik's Silver medal: Virender Sehwag hails Paralympian's effort with BRILLIANT message

Sehwag, who is known to laud performances of Indian athletes, once again took to social micro-blogging site to tweet an inspirational message for Deepa.


Sep 13, 2016, 09:18 AM IST

Boost ahead of Rio Olympics: Finally a job for ace shot putter Inderjeet Singh

In what could be a major boost to his preparations for next year's Rio Olympics, ace Indian shot-putter Inderjeet Singh has finally got a job.

Sep 03, 2015, 13:17 PM IST

Beijing World Athletics Championships: Inderjeet 11th in shot put finals; Baljinder 12th in race walk

Shot putter Inderjeet Singh finished last in the final round to end his maiden World Athletics Championships appearance in disappointment while Baljinder Singh took the 12th spot in the 20km race walk event on the second day of competitions here on Sunday.

Aug 23, 2015, 20:05 PM IST

Germany`s Christina Schwanitz wins world shot put title

Germany`s Christina Schwanitz won the women`s shot put at the world championships on Saturday.

Aug 22, 2015, 20:28 PM IST

Shot put champion Valerie Adams out of Beijing World Athletics Championships

Double Olympic shot put champion Valerie Adams will not defend her world athletics championships title in Beijing later this month as she recovers from elbow and shoulder surgery, the New Zealander said on Thursday.

Aug 06, 2015, 09:08 AM IST

Inderjeet clinches shot put gold in World University Games

Star athlete Inderjeet Singh on Wednesday won the shot put event to open India's gold medal account in the World University Games here.

Jul 08, 2015, 20:13 PM IST

Asian Athletics medal winners to get cash awards

All the 13 Indian medal winners at the 21st Asian Athletics Championship which concluded on Sunday in Wuhan, China will receive cash awards from the sports ministry for their achievements.

Jun 08, 2015, 23:39 PM IST

Indians win a silver and two bronze in Asian Youth Athletics

Indians bagged one silver and two bronze on the opening day of the inaugural Asian Youth Athletics Championships here.

May 09, 2015, 19:29 PM IST

Malaysian queries eligibility of new Filipino rival thrower

The Philippines has been scouring the United States to poach sporting talent and seem to have struck gold with thrower Caleb Stuart but some of his potential opponents at the upcoming Southeast Asian Games are questioning his eligibility.

Mar 27, 2015, 19:25 PM IST

Five traditional sports may face axe under IOC's Olympic Games modernisation plan

As the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is determined to modernize the Games, five traditional sports have come under pressure for athletes numbers and events.

Dec 11, 2014, 19:25 PM IST

2014 Commonwealth Games, Day 6: As it happened...

Welcome to our live coverage of the Day 6 of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Jul 30, 2014, 00:47 AM IST

Commonwealth Games, Day 5: As it happened...

Welcome to our live coverage of the Day 5 of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. After a productive day 4, India will continue the medal hunt in events as varied as badminton, shooting, table tennis and shot put.

Jul 29, 2014, 00:22 AM IST

Kiwi Adams retains women`s world indoor shot put

New Zealand`s record-breaking shot putter Valerie Adams defended her world indoor title with ease on Saturday.

Mar 09, 2014, 10:02 AM IST