Today is World Athletics Day. Time to know more about its history,significance,former and current athletes and future stars.HistoryWorld Athletics Day was initiated with a move of participation of children who were members of clubs linked with IAAF federations.First such day was celebrated in 1996.SignificanceThe objective of introducing this was
Tintu Luka is an Indian middle distance runner born on 26th April 1989.She has represented India at 2012 and 2016 Olympics.She is national record holder in women's 800 meters.She won six medals so far at Asian Athletics Championships. By ShaileshSource:Internet
Anju Bobby George is a retired Indian athlete born on 19th April 1977.She is India's first and only world champion in Athletics.She won gold medal in long jump at 2005 World Athletics Final in Monte Carlo.She became the first Indian to win a medal at World Championships when she won
Milkha Singh is former Indian track and field athlete who finished fourth in 400m final at 1960 Rome Olympics.Let's have a brief look at his journey.Early daysMilkha Singh was born on 21st November 1929 in a village near Muzaffargarh City in Punjab Province.He was one of 15 siblings,8 of whom
India’s top 9 ultra runners, led by Mumbai’s Priyanka Bhatt, will be aiming for glory in the IAU 24-hour World Championship in Albi, France over this weekend.
Priyanka, who started running just 4 years back, qualified for the World
Championship by covering 170 kms in the 24-hour Bengaluru Stadium Run 2019 a
Asian Games starts at Jakarta,Indonesia in less than a week from now. India have named a total of 572 athletes for a quadrennial event.India finished 8th overall in last edition in Incheon.
Athletics is considered as mother of all sports.Let us have a look at India's chances in track and field.In
Hima Das made the headlines in all newspapers the past few days with her gold medal winning feat at under 20 World Athletics Championships.18 year old Indian won gold in 400meters at Tampere,Finland with 51.46s.Here is a look at her journey from a village in Assam to glory in Tempere.