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Femke Bol breaks own 400m world record at World Athletics Indoor Championships

Femke Bol won in 49.17 seconds and took 0.07 off the record she set two weeks ago at the Dutch championships.

First-placed Netherlands' Femke Bol celebrates after winning the Women's 400m final during the Indoor World Athletics Championships in Glasgow.(AFP)
Published on Mar 03, 2024 08:21 AM IST
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Canadian pole vault champion Shawn Barber passes away at 29

A record-breaking champion and Olympic finalist, Shawn Barber's untimely passing at 29 leaves a void in athletics.

Shawn Barber has died from medical complications. He was 29. Barber died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024, at home in Kingwood, Texas, his agent, Paul Doyle, confirmed to The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)(AP)
Published on Jan 19, 2024 09:57 AM IST

Duplantis, Lyles and Kipyegon among six named World Athlete of the Year

India's javelin world, Olympic and Asian Games champion, Neeraj Chopra, was in the five-man shortlist for the Male Athlete of the Year award.

Armand Duplantis won the men's pole vault at the world athletics championships in August(Getty)
Published on Dec 12, 2023 02:35 PM IST

Indian men’s 4x400m relay quartet eyes Asiad after Worlds show

Two consecutive sub 3-minute runs at the Budapest World Championships and breaking the Asian mark in the heats has raised hopes of striking gold at Hangzhou

Indian men's 4x400m relay team, consisting of Muhammed Anas Yahiya, Amoj Jacob, Muhammad Ajmal Variyathodi, and Rajesh Ramesh celebrate after shattering the Asian record.(SAI Media Twitter)
Updated on Sep 02, 2023 09:11 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Way off track: When will our athletes get the support they deserve?

If Indian athletes are making news – Neeraj Chopra, the men’s relay team – it is still despite, rather than because of, the system meant to support them.

Rajesh Ramesh (centre) and the US’s Justin Robinson (right) during the men’s 4X400m relay final at the World Athletics Championships. (Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 02, 2023 04:44 PM IST
ByRudraneil Sengupta
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