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Humiliation over now, says relay team coach

The 4x400m relay women’s quartet, who bagged the gold at the Asian athletics championship here with a stunning effort, credited the result to an all-round performance.

Relay gold for India, China finish atop

India’s steady run in the 20th Asian Athletics Championship had taken a nosedive on Saturday, but the hosts revived their campaign in style by securing eight medals on the final day at the Balewadi Sp

Gowda wins gold, grand double for China

China stamped their authority in the 100m event wining a grand double in both the men’s and women’s category but there was plenty to cheer for India on Day Two of the 20th Asian Athletics Championships as the hosts finished with a gold, silver and bronze at the Balewadi Sports Complex here on Thursday.

Indians need to be mentally strong: Usha

When former India athlete P.T. Usha bagged staggering five golds and a bronze at the 1985 Asian Games in Jakarta, there were barely any synthetic tracks in the country. There were no state-of-the-art-technology sports centres, no personal trainers and no technical analysts to help athletes perform at their top level.

‘Right training, hard work made it possible’

En-route to India, ace thrower Vikas Gowda was quietly planning for a grand birthday gift. The Commonwealth Games champion wanted to ring in his 30th birthday on Friday with a glittering gold medal at the Asian Championship that had eluded him on four previous occasions.

Tainted Kalmadi loses Asian Athletics Association elections

Scam-tainted Suresh Kalmadi was today ousted as president of the Asian Athletics Association (AAA), losing the re-election bid to Qatar’s Dahlan Jumaan Al-Hamad on the opening day of the continental body’s two-day Congress here.

Learn to play the game in right spirit: Jayawardene


Mahela Jayawardene could not hide his disappointment when the topic of the recent spot-fixing scandal was raised at the post match press conference here on Sunday.

Pune give Delhi wooden spoon


Pune Warriors avoided a bottom finish after defeating the Delhi Daredevils by 38 runs in their last league game at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium here on Sunday.

CM Chavan refutes talk of Delhi calling

Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan on Friday refuted reports about him having a meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh last week, during which a proposal to induct him into the Union cab

Mumbai look to cash in on hapless Pune

A sense of déja vu is sure to grip Mumbai Indians when they face Pune Warriors India at the latter’s home ground at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium here on Saturday.

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