Category: Athletics

AFI selects six ultra-runners for 100km World Championships

New Delhi. Six Indian ultra-runners will take part in the 30th IAU 100km World Championship to be held at Sveti Martin na Muri, Croatia on 08th September 2018. This is the first time an Indian team will participate in the 100km World Championships.

The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has selected Vikash Malik, Lt Cdr Abhinav Jha, Sandeep Kumar, Lallu Lal Meena, Binay Kumar Sah and Suman Kumar Mishra to represent India at the ultra-marathon race.

Earlier last month, AFI invited applications from Indian nationals to represent India in the competition. The cut-off timing for Men in 100km was nine hours 45 minutes while for Women it was ten hours 45 minutes. The ultra-runners who have completed a 90km race in past one-year were also eligible for selection with a cut-off time of eight hours 30 minutes for Men and nine hours 30 minutes for Women while a distance of 115km (Men) and 100km (Women) in a 12-hour race was also considered as a selection qualification.

Out of a total 42 applications received by AFI, Vikash Malik, Lt Cdr Abhinav Jha, Sandeep Kumar and Lallu Lal Meena met the cut-off timings while Binay Kumar Sah and Suman Kumar Mishra are considered for the team on the basis of their timings which were very close to the selection criteria set by AFI.

Lt Cdr Abhinav Jha, said, “I am very excited and would like to thank AFI for sending team to this competition. I will try my best,”

Adille J Sumariwalla, AFI President said, ”I am really glad that sport of ultra-running is catching up fast in India and we are now having athletes who can represent India in World Championships. In the years to come, we will start organizing National Championships in ultra-events so there is more participation across the country.”

About Ultra-marathons- Ultra running, Trail running and Mountain races are events that are growing world wide especially in Europe, America and Asia. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has recognized these sporting events. The International Association of Ultra runners (IAU), the international governing body of ultra distance running and the International Trail Running Association (ITRA) conduct World Championships. The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) is a member of the IAAF, IAU and ITRA. Through the AFI, Indian ultra runners have the opportunity to participate at the World and Regional Championships.

Indian Achievements- Ultra running as a sport began in India around 2007-08. Since then it has grown rather rapidly, with more and more runners venturing into this field each year. The year 2007 saw mere 65 finishers in India’s only ultra race at that time. Today more than 1500 runners (and counting) participate in about 18 ultra races being organised across the country. The AFI sent a team comprising Ullas Narayan and Kieren D’Souza for India’s first ever participation at the Trail World Championships, Italy in June 2017; and, Meenal Kotak, Aparna Choudhary, Ullas Narayan and Kieren D’Souza represented the country at the 24 Hour World Championships at Belfast in July 2017. The participation of Indian athletes had provided athletes the much need exposure to the international arena and has also fueled the passion of ultra-running among others.

Bekele, Degitu win first international edition of TSK 25K

Kolkata: Multiple times world champion Kenenisa Bekele kept his reputation intact cantering past the finish line in the maiden appearance of TSK 25K in its international avatar with a timing of 1.13.48 , even as over 13700 participants took to the streets on a nippy winter morning.

In the Elite national section winner Avinash Sable set a course record of 1.15.17 breaking the previous course record set by G Lakshmanan who came third with a timing of 1.17.13 which is also better than his mark set last year. Kalidas Hirave came second with 1.16.18. Thus all three bettered last year’s record of 1.17.23.

The Ethiopian world champion earlier paced his race brilliantly staying in the mix till the 21st kilometer when he broke loose and by the time he was across the finish line his closest competitor was nowhere in sight.

The leading group went through the 7.5km checkpoint in a sluggish 24:24. Just before halfway, Bekele briefly went through a bad patch and drifted off the back of the leaders, with his compatriot Asefa Diro leading at 12km in 39:09 and Bekele seven seconds adrift in fifth place.

However, the multiple world champion and world record holder soon got back up with the group containing Diro, Eritrea’s Tsegay Tuemay, Tanzania’s Augustino Sulle and India’s Avinash Sable before surging away with just under seven kilometres to go. His move almost immediately splintered the leading group with nobody able to stay with him once he moved into a higher gear. Tuemay eventually crossed the finish line on Kolkata’s historic Red Road in second place in 1:14:21 with Sulle third in 1:14:41.

Later Kenenisa said: “The race was very nice. The course is nice and flat all through. I have been training hard and the results showed. This was my first 25 K and it feels good to have won it. It was a tactical race and I paced myself depending on the kind of competition I faced.”

“The weather was good, though a little smokey in certain parts. But it was not difficult to manage. I had a great race and would like to come back here next year. Kolkata has been very warm and hospitable and I would like to laud Procam for organizing such a well managed race,” he continued.

The Ethiopian however wished he had a pacemaker to push down his time. “In a race like this you need a pacemaker, who sets you up for a fast finish. I was pushing myself, but that was not enough. I would have pushed my timing by 90 seconds at least had I a pacemaker,” Bekele rued.

Avinash Sable said: “I am concentrating for steeplechase. That is my event. The only reason I am running in the 25K is to increase my endurance. The fact that I have come first here goes to say that I am on the right track. My aim is the Commonwealth Games and a podium finish there in my pet event.”

In the elite women group the first place was taken by Ethiopian Degitu  Azimeraw with a timing of 1.26.01, followed by Kenyan Helah Kiprop with a timing of 1.26.04 and Tanzanian Failuna Matanga with 1.26.11.

In the Indian women’s L Surya won with 1.26.53 timing beating Sudha Singh’s course record of 1.27.31 . Manju Yadav came second at 1.32.51, while Jhuma Khatun came third with 1.32.58. All three ladies were from Railways.

The race was flagged off by Hon’ble Gobvernor of West Bengal Kesari Nath Tripathi, H H Shri Shri Ravishankar, General Abhay Krishna, GOC&C Eastern Command, Arup Biswas, Minister PWD and Sports, T V Narendran, MD Tata Steel.

Event Ambassador Sourav Ganguly and International Ambassador Mike Powell were at the starting line to encourage the runners. Later Ganguly said: “This is amazing to see the number of people come out and run in the morning. The world Champion running here and a world record holder long jumper watching the race makes TSK 25K really special.”

He exchanged a few words with Bekele once he crossed the finishing line breasting the tape held by the Prince of Calcutta and the man with a record that stands over quarter century Mike Powell.

Powell said: “I am thrilled to see so many people come out and run. And the standard of the elite field is also great. The race is competitive and fun to watch.”

Photos: Ajay/SportsIndiaLive

Airtel Delhi Half Marathon celebrates 10 glorious years in the capital

New Delhi, September 13 2017: Procam International, the pioneers of the distance running movement in India, today announced that the registrations for the world’s most prestigious half marathon scheduled for November 19 is now open. With a total prize money of USD 275,000 this year’s edition is expected to witness over 34,000 participants, pound the wide long stretches of the capital on the third Sunday of November.

 

When Procam International conceptualised and introduced the Delhi Half Marathon in 2005, little did cynics believe that the people of Delhi would embrace running as a lifestyle and turn up in great numbers to set a new bench mark year on year. Today, the event is not only the biggest sporting event in the city, but also one that has created a legacy of breaking barriers – be it at an individual level or impacting the country as a whole.

 

In this endeavour, it is a matter of immense pride for all, that the telecom giant, Bharti Airtel has been a visionary sponsor, who has relentlessly backed the event in Delhi, into its tenth successive year.

 

Ravindra Singh NegiCEO-Delhi/NCR, Bharti Airtel said,“Airtel began its journey in Delhi and today it is not only Delhi’s but India’s preferred network. As a brand connecting millions, we are both proud and excited to motivate Delhiites to come together and run for their loved city. This year is also special for us as we complete 10 years of our association with India’s most prestigious half marathon.” 

 

AHEAD OF THE CURVE: 

 

Procam International continues to remain the catalyst that continuously re-invents the paradigm of running in India. By providing a platform to achieve one’s own goals and blending elite performance with a sporting extravaganza, ADHM remains at the forefront of social change.

 

•       GOLD LABEL RACE: ADHM this year has received the merit of a Gold Label Race – a rare distinction from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) classifying the half marathon as one of ‘leading road races around the world’. This new status comes as a jewel in the crown for the country’s most preferred half marathon.

 

▪               TIMED 10K RUN: Keeping in mind the popularity of the Great Delhi Run and to give a fillip to the emerging runner community, for the first time, there will be a 10K timed run exclusively via charity. This Timed 10K Run is available only for participants above 15 years of age, who want to make a difference by running for charity. The application form for charity running places will be available with the NGOs registered with the Event’s Philanthropy Partner, India Cares. Charity running places will not be available after 13th October 2017 or as soon as running places are filled, whichever is earlier

 

 

 

▪               WOMEN RUNNER CRITERIA in TIMED 10K RUN: For all the women participants, who do not have a timing certificate and are eager to join the running bandwagon, a limited number of seats are also reserved for them via charity.

 

▪               YOUNG RUNNER CRITERIA in TIMED 10K RUN: To encourage young aspiring runners, within the 10K category, there are a limited number of running places reserved for applicants, between 15 years and less than 18 years of age. The Charity Criteria will not be applicable to this section and these running places will be accepted on first come first served basis via online registration on www.adhm.procamrunning.in.

 

▪               NEW SPONSORS: To make any sporting event a grand success, it is imperative to have like-minded sponsors on board and this year two new global brands have extended their association with the event. India’s leading mineral water brand Bisleri has come on board as the hydration partner and Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, as the airline partner.

 

Jayaraj Shanmugam, Chief Commercial Officer, Jet Airways said, “Marathons not only test the spirit of human endurance, but also reflect the power of resilience as well as the strength of faith and self-belief. Jet Airways is proud to associate itself with the 10th edition of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon – one of India’s iconic running events. It is our endeavour to spur our employees and participants to push and go beyond their limits, in the pursuit of excellence.”

 

“With consumers increasingly realising the importance of active lifestyle, Bisleri would like to emphasise the importance of water for leading a healthy lifestyle. Hydration as a subject is neglected in sports until now in India. Associating with Procam International gives us an ideal platform to connect with the consumers, educate them about the importance of right hydration and let our consumers know that we care for their health. It is important to adopt a correct hydration strategy, especially during endurance runs as not just dehydration, even over hydration is a serious problem and can adversely impact runner’s health and performance.” –Anjana Ghosh, Director, Marketing, Bisleri                                                   International Pvt. Ltd.

 

▪               PUMA Shoe Collection Initiative : In its pursuit to encourage running and PUMA’s endeavour to give back to the community, PUMA announced a Shoe Collection Initiative in association with Goonj. Under this initiative, starting November, 2017, customers can drop their used shoes at PUMA stores across 12 cities. These can be sports/casual shoes of any brand but should be in a condition such that the recipient can use it.  All the collected shoes will be given to Goonj, a social enterprise focused to work on improving accessibility to basic needs like clothing, education and sanitary pads while changing the dynamics of giving & receiving with dignity. Goonj will further channelize these shoes to rural India and eventually help many others set their feet on the ground in comfort. According to various studies and reports, more than half of rural population in India don’t have access to proper shoes. This initiative from PUMA creates a platform to help in this need.   

 

▪      PUMA Race Day & Finishers Tee: All the half marathon participants will get the exclusive PUMA Race Day Tee, while first 1000 runners will receive PUMA Finishers Tee.

 

Abhishek Ganguly, MD, PUMA India, said “We are excited to be associated with ADHM for the third time. Running has immense potential in India, and we want to do everything we can to nurture this ecosystem. Associations such as these are in line with our pursuit of encouraging more people to adopt a healthier lifestyle. 

 

He further added, “As the leading Sportswear Company in India, it is our responsibility to address the basic need of easy access to quality footwear. Our Shoe Collection initiative with Goonj is a step in this direction which has the ultimate aim of shoes for every foot”

 

 

▪               CHAMPIONS with DISABILITY (CWD) & PLANET ABLED: To create a necessary stir for CWD and further engage with the community, this category will be supported by Planet Abled, an NGO that provides accessible travel solutions and leisure excursions for people with different disabilities. With their necessary expertise and manpower, Planet Abled is certain to give the category of participants an enhanced and an unforgettable experience from registrations to race day.

 

 

Vivek Singh, Jt. MD, Procam International said, “This edition marks a glorious legacy as we set foot into the 10th edition of Airtel Delhi Half Marathon. As sporting entrepreneurs ,who wanted to get the country lace-up for distance running –, it absolutely warms our heart to witness thousands of individuals embrace running, be it competitive or for fun. ADHM has been at the forefront of change and has transcended beyond the boundaries of sport, into a movement with a social conscience.

 

“The success of an event of this stature and magnitude is not possible without the faith and support of all stake holders. We extend our deepest gratitude to Airtel for their belief and passion and welcome on-board our new partners Bisleri and Jet Airways,” added Singh.

 

So what are you waiting for? Be a part of the change you want to see. Be a part of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon – registrations close on October 3

 

REGISTRATION DETAILS:

 

The 2017 edition of the event will have over 34,000 running places across the five different categories.

▪               Airtel Delhi Half Marathon’s online registrations and PO Box entries across different race   

               categories will be accepted as mentioned below:

▪               Half Marathon, registrations open on Tuesday, 14th September and will remain open

               until Tuesday, 3rd October 2017 or when filled, whichever is earlier.

▪               Registrations for The Great Delhi Run, Senior Citizens’ Run and the Champions with

               Disability Run also open on Tuesday, 14th September and will remain open until Friday,

▪               13th October 2017 or when filled, whichever is earlier.

▪               Timed 10K Run registrations will open on Thursday, 14th September 2017 and close on

               Friday, 13th October 2017 or when filled, whichever is earlier.

 

REGISTRATION AVENUES:

 

▪               For online registration log onto www.adhm.procamrunning.in

▪               Application forms along with requisite application fees can be deposited in the drop box  

located at: Airtel Stores in Delhi & NCR (between 11 am & 7 pm): (1) A 6, South Ext Part-I,

New Delhi-110049; (2) S- 45, Ground floor, Sahara Mall, M.G. road, Gurgaon- 122002; (3) G 

57, Aggarwal City Plaza, Sector 3, Rohini, New Delhi-110085; (4) SCF 51, Opp. Police station,

Sector 15, Faridabad, Haryana- 121007; (5) M-5, Connaught Place, New Delhi-110001 (6) J-

20, Sector-18, Noida, UP- 201301 

POST filled entry form and requisite entry fee to P.O. Box No. 3634, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi

– 110 024. 

▪               For further details contact the event helpline number +91 96500 33333, which will be open from 10 am to 7 pmMonday to Saturday. Toll-free for Airtel subscribers and chargeable as per standard call rates for non-Airtel subscribers.

 

PRIORITY LINE-UP: The Half Marathon runners will be prioritised in six line up sections on race day as per the timing certificate submitted along with their applications, namely under 1 hour 45 minutes; 1 hour 45 minutes to under 2 hours 06 minutes; 2 hours 06 minutes to under 2 hours 33 minutes; and 2 hours 33 minutes to under 2 hours 57 minutes; 2 hours 57 minutes to under 3 hours 21 minutes; 3 hours 21 minutes and above.

 

The Timed 10K Run will be prioritised in four line up sections on race day as per their timing certificates submitted during registration, namely under 1 hour; 1 hour to under 1 hour 10 minutes;

1 hour 10 minutes to under 1 hour 20 minutes and 1 hour 20 minutes and above.

AFI declares 24-member team for IAAF World Championships

Delhi: The selection committee of Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has picked a 24-member team which will compete in 14 different disciplines at the IAAF World Championships to be held in London from August 4-13, 2017.

The Indian team comprises 14 men who will participate in eight different disciplines at the worlds while ten women athletes will compete six various events.

India’s campaign at the world championships will begin with long distance runner G. Lakshmanan’s participation in the mens’ 10000m final on August 5.

A 13-member support staff comprising team officials, coaches, masseurs and team doctor will also accompany the team which will depart for London in the first week of August.

Team:

Men: 20km walk- Irfan Kolothum Thodi, Devender Singh and Ganapathi Krishnan;

400m & 4x400m relay- Muhammed Anas Yahiya;

5000m & 10000m- Lakshmanan Govindnan;

110m hurdles- Siddhanth Thingalaya;

Marathon- Gopi Thonakal;

Javelin Throw: Neeraj Chopra and Davinder Singh Kang;

4x400m Relay- Arokia Rajiv, Amoj Jacob, Kunhu Mohammed, Mohan Kumar Raja, Sachin Roby.

Women:

20 km walk- Khushbir Kaur;

400m & 4x400m relay- Nirmala; Heptathlon- Swapna Barman;

Marathon- Monika Motiram Athare;

Javelin Throw- Annu Rani;

4x400m relay- Poovamma Raju Machettira, Jisna Mathew, Anilda Thomas, Jauna Murmu, Anu Raghavan.

Team officials & coaches:

Vishal Kumar Dev, IAS, (team leader); Tony Daniel (team manager), Radha Krishnan Nair (deputy chief coach), Galina Bukharina (coach), PT Usha (coach), Surendra Singh (coach), Alexander Arstybashev (coach), Raj Mohan (coach), Bahadur Singh Chauhan (coach), Anju Bobby George (coach/observer), Arun Mendiratta (team doctor), Pawan Kumar (male masseur), Kinga Lidia (female masseur).

Neeraj set for Herculis meet in Monaco

Monaco: Neeraj Chopra will hope to carry forward his form from recent performances at the Asian Athletics Championship in Odisha and a Diamond League debut in Paris as the 19-year-old prepares for the IAAF Herculis meet, to be held at the Stade Louis II in Fontvieille, Monaco on Friday night.

Previously one of the five IAAF Super Grand Prix events, Herculis is now part of the IAAF Diamond League and JSW Sports-supported Neeraj says he is looking forward to gaining more experience ahead of the World Championships to be held in London, in August.

“The days and weeks leading up to the World Championships are always crucial and I am happy to be taking part in the Herculis meet. While the aim is always to do my best, I will also look to learn and improve ahead of the World Championships in London, in August,” said Neeraj.

Khandra-born Neeraj threw 85.23 meters at the Asian Athletics Championships, setting a new meet record and claiming gold after a Diamond League debut in Paris had seen him finish a commendable fifth among ten throwers. Neeraj had earlier set the meet record at the Federation Cup Athletics tournament in Patiala with a throw of 85.63 meters, his best this season and since the Junior World Record set in Bydgoszcz last year.

“The Diamond League brings me close to the best in the sport and to be taking part in an event like this is sure to help me in my career. A good finish here would definitely go a long way in building my confidence and that’s what I’ll be aiming to do,” he added.

Neeraj will be up against German duo of Johannes Vetter and Thomas Rohler, Keshorn Walcott (Trinidad and Tobago), Jakub Vadlejch (Czech Republic), Ahmed Bader Magour (Qatar) and Julius Yego (Kenya).

Herculis 2017 begins at 11 pm IST on Friday with the Men’s Javelin event scheduled to take place at 11:30 pm IST.

India at 22nd Asian Athletics Championship – Day 4

India finished Day 4 with 5 GOLDS, 1 SILVER adn 3 BRONZE medals.

ARCHANA ADHAV won GOLD in Women’s 800m, but later disqualified by officials as she nudged Sri Lankan athlete in final 50m.

Start Time
Gender
Event
Round
Athlete
Result
Notes       
2017-07-09 09:10:00 Women Long Jump Heptathlon SWAPNA BARMAN 6.03m 3rd –  859 Pts
2017-07-09 09:10:00 Women Long Jump Heptathlon LIKSY JOSEPH 6.19m 1st – 908 Pts
2017-07-09 09:10:00 Women Long Jump Heptathlon PURNIMA HEMBRAM  5.97m 5th – 840 Pts
2017-07-09 09:20:00 Women 200m Round 1 Heat 1 SRABANI NANDA 24.01  1ST Q
2017-07-09 09:40:00 Women 200m Round 1 Heat 3 DUTEE CHAND 23.84 2nd Q
2017-07-09 09:55:00 Men 200m Semi Final Heat 2  AMIYA KUMAR MALLICK 21.12 5th q
2017-07-09 10:00:00 Women Javelin Throw Heptathlon 6 SWAPNA BARMAN 45.03m 1st – 764 Pts
2017-07-09 10:00:00 Women Javelin Throw Heptathlon 6 LIKSY JOSEPH  35.29m 6th – 577 Pts
2017-07-09 10:00:00 Women Javelin Throw Heptathlon 6 PURNIMA HEMBRAM 39.08m 3rd – 650 Pts
2017-07-09 10:30:00 Men 4x400m Heats 1 INDIA 3:06.96 1st Q
2017-07-09 17:30:00 Women Pole Vault Final  KM SANGEETA   NM
2017-07-09 17:30:00 Women Discus Throw Final SEEMA PUNIA  54.11m 6th
2017-07-09 17:30:00 Women Discus Throw Final KAMALPREET KAUR BAL  54.32m 5th
2017-07-09 17:30:00 Women Discus Throw Final HIMANI SINGH 51.39m 7th
2017-07-09 17:40:00 Women 200m Final SRABANI NANDA 23.67 5th
2017-07-09 17:40:00 Women 200m Final DUTEE CHAND 23.59 4th
2017-07-09 17:45:00 Men Long Jump Final SIDDHARTH MOHAN NAIK  NM
2017-07-09 17:45:00 Men Long Jump Final SAMSHEER S E 7.47m 11th
2017-07-09 17:45:00 Men Long Jump Final ANKIT SHARMA 7.83m  4th
2017-07-09 17:50:00 Men 200m Final AMIYA KUMAR MALLICK 21.03 7th

2017-07-09 18:00:00 Women 800m Final TINTU LUKA DNF
2017-07-09 18:00:00 Women 800m Final ARCHANA ADHAV 2:05.00 DSQ
2017-07-09 18:00:00 Women 800m Final LILI DAS 2:07.49 4th
2017-07-09 18:10:00 Men 800m Final VISHWAMBHAR KOLEKAR 1:51.07 8th
2017-07-09 18:10:00 Men 800m Final JINSON JOHNSON 1:50.07 BRONZE
2017-07-09 18:30:00 Women 800m Heptathlon 7 SWAPNA BARMAN 2:16.20 4th – 876 Pts
2017-07-09 18:30:00 Women 800m Heptathlon 7 LIKSY JOSEPH 2:11.69  2nd – 940 Pts
2017-07-09 18:30:00 Women 800m Heptathlon 7 PURNIMA HEMBRAM 2:16.21 5th – 876 Pts
2017-07-09 18:30:00 Women FINAL Heptathlon 7 SWAPNA BARMAN 5942 Pts GOLD
2017-07-09 18:30:00 Women FINAL Heptathlon 7 LIKSY JOSEPH 5633  4th
2017-07-09 18:30:00 Women FINAL Heptathlon 7 PURNIMA HEMBRAM 5798 BRONZE
2017-07-09 18:40:00 Women 10000m Final MEENU .  35:25.73 7th
2017-07-09 18:40:00 Women 10000m Final L. SURIYA  33:04.10 4th
2017-07-09 18:40:00 Women 10000m Final SANJIVANI JADHAV  33:28.35 5th
2017-07-09 19:30:00 Men 10000m Final GOPI THONAKAL 29:58  SILVER
2017-07-09 19:30:00 Men 10000m Final G. LAKSHMANAN 29:55 GOLD
2017-07-09 19:30:00 Men 10000m Final KALIDAS HIRAVE  32:29.87 8th
2017-07-09 19:35:00 Men Javelin Throw Final ABHISHEK SINGH 68.22m 14th
2017-07-09 19:35:00 Men Javelin Throw Final NEERAJ CHOPRA 85.23m GOLD
2017-07-09 19:35:00 Men Javelin Throw Final DAVINDER SINGH KANG  83.29m  BRONZE
2017-07-09 20:25:00 Men 4x400m Relay Final INDIA 3:02.92 GOLD
2017-07-09 20:50:00 Women 4x400m Relay Final INDIA 3:31.34 GOLD

India at 22nd Asian Athletics Championship – Day 3

India won total 5 medals on 3rd Day including 1 GOLD, 1 SILVER and 3 BRONZE medals.

Start Time
Gender
Event
Round
Athlete
Result
Notes       
2017-07-08 09:00:00 Women 100m Hurdles Heptathlon 1 PURNIMA HEMBRAM 13.75 2nd – 1014 Pts.
2017-07-08 09:00:00 Women 100m Hurdles Heptathlon 1 SWAPNA BARMAN 13.99 4th – 980 Pts.
2017-07-08 09:00:00 Women 100m Hurdles Heptathlon 1 LIKSY JOSEPH 14.65 6th – 888 Pts.
2017-07-08 09:10:00 Men Long Jump Qualification group-1 SIDDHARTH MOHAN NAIK 7.39m 11th Overall
2017-07-08 09:10:00 Men Long Jump Qualification group-2 SAMSHEER S E 7.42m  7th Overall
2017-07-08 09:10:00 Men Long Jump Qualification group-2 ANKIT SHARMA 7.42m  7th Overall
2017-07-08 09:20:00 Women 800m Round 1 Heat 1 ARCHANA ADHAV 2:09.42  1st Q
2017-07-08 09:30:00 Women 800m Round 1 Heat 2  TINTU LUKA  2:06.66 1st Q
2017-07-08 09:40:00 Women 800m Round 1 Heat 3  LILI DAS 2:07.24  2nd Q
2017-07-08 09:40:00 Women High Jump Heptathlon 2  SWAPNA BARMAN 1.86m 1st – 1054 Pts
2017-07-08 09:40:00 Women High Jump Heptathlon 2 LIKSY JOSEPH 1.71m  4th – 867 Pts
2017-07-08 09:40:00 Women High Jump Heptathlon 2 PURNIMA HEMBRAM 1.71m 5th – 867 Pts
2017-07-08 09:50:00 Men 800m Round 1 Heat 1 JINSON JOHNSON 1:50.48  1st Q
2017-07-08 09:50:00 Men 800m Round 1 Heat 3 VISHWAMBHAR KOLEKAR 1:51.62  1st Q
2017-07-08 10:30:00 Women 100m Hurdles Round 1 – Heat 1  NAYANA JAMES 14.45 10th Overall
2017-07-08 11:00:00 Men 110m Hurdles Round 1 – Heat 2 SIDDHANT THINGALAYA 13.72 3rd
2017-07-08 11:10:00 Men 110m Hurdles Round 1 – Heat 3 PREM KUMAR 14.39 6th
2017-07-08 18:00:00 Men Hammer Throw Final NIRAJ KUMAR 63.26m 9th
2017-07-08 18:15:00 Men 110m Hurdles Final SIDDHANT THINGALAYA  13.72 5th
2017-07-08 18:25:00 Men High Jump Final AJAY KUMAR 2.15m 9th
2017-07-08 18:25:00 Men High Jump Final CHETHAN B. 2.20m 5th
2017-07-08 18:30:00 Women Shot Put Heptathlon 3  PURNIMA HEMBRAM  11.84m 1st – 651 Pts
2017-07-08 18:30:00 Women Shot Put Heptathlon 3 SWAPNA BARMAN 11.39m  3rd – 621 Pts
2017-07-08 18:30:00 Women Shot Put Heptathlon 3 LIKSY JOSEPH  10.59m 7th – 568 Pts
2017-07-08 18:30:00 Women 3000m SC Final SUDHA SINGH 9:59.47 GOLD
2017-07-08 18:30:00 Women 3000m SC Final PARUL CHAUDHARY 10:22.99 4th
2017-07-08 18:35:00 Women Triple Jump Final SHEENA N V 13.42m BRONZE
2017-07-08 18:35:00 Women Triple Jump Final JOYLINE MURAL LOBO 12.71m 7th
2017-07-08 18:45:00 Men 3000m SC Final DURGA BAHADUR BUDHA  9:04.05 8th
2017-07-08 18:45:00 Men 3000m SC Final NAVEEN KUMAR 9:02.95 7th
2017-07-08 20:10:00 Men 200m Round 1 Heat3 AMIYA KUMAR MALLICK  21.30 2nd Q
2017-07-08 20:35:00 Women 400m Hurdles Final R., ANU 57.22 SILVER
2017-07-08 20:35:00 Women 400m Hurdles Final M., ARPITHA  59.78 8th
2017-07-08 20:35:00 Women 400m Hurdles Final MURMU, JAUNA 59.11 7th
2017-07-08 20:35:00 Men 400m Hurdles Final  JABIR MP 50.22  BRONZE
2017-07-08 20:35:00 Men 400m Hurdles Final  SANTHOSH KUMAR T 50.95  6th
2017-07-08 21:10:00 Women 4x100m Relay Final INDIA 44.57 BRONZE
2017-07-08 21:30:00 Women 200m Heptathlon 4 PURNIMA HEMBRAM  24.86 1st – 900 Pts
2017-07-08 21:30:00 Women 200m Heptathlon 4 LIKSY JOSEPH  25.02 2nd – 885 Pts
2017-07-08 21:30:00 Women 200m Heptathlon 4 SWAPNA BARMAN 26.1 6th – 788 Pts

India at 22nd Asian Athletics Championship – Day 2

Indian Won 4 Gold medals in a day along with 2 Silver and 2 Bronze.

Start Time
Gender
Event
Round
Athlete
Result
Notes       
2017-07-07 09:00:00 Men 110m Decathlon 6  ABHISHEK SHETTY 15.89  5th
2017-07-07 09:30:00 Women 400m Hurdles Round 1 – Heat 1  ARPITHA M. 1:00.05 3rd
2017-07-07 09:30:00 Women 400m Hurdles Round 1 – Heat 2 JAUNA MURMU 57.96 2nd
2017-07-07 09:30:00 Women 400m Hurdles Round 1 – Heat 2 ANU R. 58.26 3rd
2017-07-07 09:40:00 Men Discus Throw Decathlon-7 ABHISHEK SHETTY 41.17m 3rd – 688 Pts
2017-07-07 10:40:00 Men 4x100m Relay Round 1- Heat 2 INDIA DQ
2017-07-07 10:50:00 Men Pole Vault Decathlon-8 ABHISHEK SHETTY  4.00  4th – 617 Pts
2017-07-07 18:00:00 Men Javelin Throw Decathlon – 9 ABHISHEK SHETTY 59.51 3rd  – 730 Pts
2017-07-07 18:05:00 Women 100m Semi Final – Heat 2  DUTEE CHAND 11.56 2nd Q
2017-07-07 18:15:00 Men Triple Jump Final KARTHIK U. 15.93m 7th
2017-07-07 18:15:00 Men Triple Jump Final ARPINDER SINGH 16.33m 4th
2017-07-07 18:20:00 Women High Jump Final SAHANA KUMARI 1.75m 6th
2017-07-07 18:25:00 Men 100m Semi Final AMIYA KUMAR MALLICK DQ
2017-07-07 18:30:00 Men Shot Put Final OMPRAKASH SINGH KARHANA  18.70m  4th
2017-07-07 18:30:00 Men Shot Put Final TAJINDER PAL SINGH TOOR  19.77m SILVER
2017-07-07 18:30:00 Men Shot Put Final JASDEEP SINGH DHILLON 18.07m 8th
2017-07-07 19:45:00 Women 1500m Final CHITRA P U 4:17.92  GOLD
2017-07-07 19:45:00 Women 1500m Final MONIKA CHOUDHARY  4:30.77  10th
2017-07-07 19:55:00 Women 400m Final NIRMLA . 52.01  GOLD
2017-07-07 19:55:00 Women 400m Final JISNA MATHEW 53.32  BRONZE
2017-07-07 19:55:00 Women 400m Final M R POOVAMMA 53.36  4th
2017-07-07 19:55:00 Men 1500m Final AJAY KUMAR SAROJ 3:45.85 GOLD
2017-07-07 19:55:00 Men 1500m Final SIDDHANTA ADHIKARI 3:50.64 4th
2017-07-07 20:05:00 Men 400m Final MUHAMMED ANAS Y 45.77 GOLD
2017-07-07 20:05:00 Men 400m Final AROKIA RAJIV 46.14 SILVER
2017-07-07 20:05:00 Men 400m Final AMOJ JACOB 46.49 4th
2017-07-07 20:30:00 Women Hammer Throw Final SARITA R SINGH  58.71m 6th
2017-07-07 20:30:00 Women Hammer Throw Final NIDHIKUMARI . 52.66m 10th
2017-07-07 20:30:00 Women Hammer Throw Final GUNJAN SINGH 59.19m 5th
2017-07-07 20:35:00 Men 1500m Decathlon 10 ABHISHEK SHETTY 4:45.18 4th – 648 Pts
2017-07-07 20:45:00 Men 400m Hurdles Round 1-Heat1 DURGESH KUMAR PAL  52.47 5th
2017-07-07 20:55:00 Men 400m Hurdles Round 1-Heat 2 JABIR MP  51.06  2nd Q
2017-07-07 21:05:00 Men 400m Hurdles Round 1-Heat 3 SANTHOSH KUMAR T 51.59 2nd Q
2017-07-07 21:30:00 Women 100m Final  DUTEE CHAND 11.52  BRONZE

India at 22nd Asian Athletics Championship – Day 1

India Won 2 Gold, 1 Silver and 4 Bronze medals in Day 1 of the 22nd Asian Athletics Championship, here in Bhubaneswar.

 

Start Time
Gender
Event
Round
Athlete
Result
Notes       
2017-07-06 08:30:00 Male 100m Decathlon 1 ABHISHEK SHETTY 11.78 7th – 695 Pts
2017-07-06 08:50:00 Female 1500m Round 1 – Heat 1 MONIKA CHOUDHARY 4:26.25  4th (Qualified)
2017-07-06 09:00:00 Female 1500m Round 1 – Heat 2 CHITRA P U 4:36.80 2nd (Qualified)
2017-07-06 09:10:00 Male 1500m Round 1- Heat1 SIDDHANTA ADHIKARI 3:57.46 2nd (Qualified)
2017-07-06 09:10:00 Male Long Jump Decathlon-2 ABHISHEK SHETTY 6.62m 7th – 725 Pts.
2017-07-06 09:20:00 Male High Jump Qualification Group 1 CHETHAN B. 2.10m 1st (combine)
2017-07-06 09:20:00 Male High Jump Qualification Group 1 AJAY KUMAR 2.10m 1st (combine)
2017-07-06 09:20:00 Male 1500m Round 1-Heat 2 AJAY KUMAR SAROJ  3:51.37 1st (Qualified)
2017-07-06 09:35:00 Male 400m Round 1-Heat 1 MUHAMMED ANAS Y  46.70 2nd (Qualified)
2017-07-06 09:45:00 Male 400m Round 1- Heat 2 AROKIA RAJIV 46.41 1st (Qualified)
2017-07-06 09:55:00 Male 400m Round 1- Heat 2 AMOJ JACOB 47.09 1st (Qualified)
2017-07-06 10:15:00 Male Shot Put Decathlon-3 ABHISHEK SHETTY 13.52 2nd – 699 Pts
2017-07-06 18:00:00 Male Discus throw Final VIKAS GOWDA  60.81m  BRONZE
2017-07-06 18:00:00 Male Discus throw Final DHARAMRAJ YADAV 54.53m 11th
2017-07-06 18:00:00 Male Discus throw Final KIRPAL SINGH 53.64m 13th
2017-07-06 18:00:00 Male High Jump Decathlon 4 ABHISHEK SHETTY 1.89m 6th
2017-07-06 18:05:00 Male Pole Vault Final S. SIVA  NM All faults
2017-07-06 18:10:00 Female Long Jump Final NAYANA JAMES 6.54m  SILVER
2017-07-06 18:10:00 Female Long Jump Final NEENA V. 6.32m BRONZE
2017-07-06 18:10:00 Female Long Jump Final G. KARTHIKA 5.96m 8th
2017-07-06 18:30:00 Female 100m Round 1-Heat 3 DUTEE CHAND  11.40 1st (Qualified)
2017-07-06 18:45:00 Male 100m Round 1- Heat 1 AMIYA KUMAR MALLICK 10.48 3rd
2017-07-06 18:45:00 Female Shot Put Final MANPREET KAUR 18.28m GOLD
2017-07-06 18:45:00 Female Shot Put Final ANAMIKA DAS 14.96m 5th
2017-07-06 18:45:00 Female Shot Put Final RAMANPREET KAUR 14.91m 6th
2017-07-06 19:25:00 Female 400m Round 1- Heat 1 NIRMLA 52.79  1st (Qualified)
2017-07-06 19:35:00 Female 400m Round 1- Heat 2 JISNA MATHEW  53.18 2nd (Qualified)
2017-07-06 19:35:00 Female 400m Round 1- Heat 2 M R POOVAMMA  53.16  1st (Qualified)
2017-07-06 19:40:00 Male 400m Semi Final- Heat 1 MUHAMMED ANAS Y
2017-07-06 19:40:00 Male 400m Semi Final- Heat 2 AMOJ JACOB
2017-07-06 19:40:00 Male 400m Semi Final- Heat 2 AROKIA RAJIV
2017-07-06 19:45:00 Female Javelin Throw Final ANNU RANI 57.32m  BRONZE
2017-07-06 19:45:00 Female Javelin Throw Final POONAM RANI  52.56m 8th
2017-07-06 19:45:00 Female Javelin Throw Final SUMAN DEVI  50.90m 10th
2017-07-06 20:10:00 Female 5000M Final L. SURIYA 16:01.96 4th
2017-07-06 20:10:00 Female 5000M Final SANJIVANI JADHAV 16:00.24 BRONZE
2017-07-06 20:55:00 Male 5000m Final MURLI KUMAR GAVIT 15:02.43  6th
2017-07-06 20:55:00 Male 5000m Final G. LAKSHMANAN  14:54.48  GOLD
2017-07-06 21:35:00 Male 400m Decathlon – 5 ABHISHEK SHETTY 52.02 6th – 724 Pts

Asian Athletics Championship 2017: Morning Session report

Bhubanseswar, July 6: India’s Arokia Raj came up with the fastest time (46.61 seconds) in round one of the glamourous men’s 400m on the opening morning of competition in the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships at the Kalinga Stadium here on Wednesday.

Here’s an account of the proceedings.

Decathlon:

Thailand’s Suttisak Singkon came up with solid efforts in long jump (7.79m) and shot put (14.09m) to grab the lead after the first three events. He was second behind Japanese Kazuya Kawaski in 100m dash, unable to breach the 11-second mark, but came into his own in the two field events on the opening morning. Silver medallist the last time in Wuhan, China’s Guo Qi, who has a season’s best of 7517 points under his belt, did not find his rhythm and is lying fifth among seven starters.

Men’s 400m round one:

India’s Arokia Rajiv held off a challenge from Sri Lankan Ajith Premakumara in the second heat to emerge the fast qualifier with a time of 46.41 seconds. Oman’s Mubarak Ahmed was a comfortable winner of the fourth heat in 46.51 seconds while Sri Lanka’s Dilip Ruwan, who beat home favourite Muhammaed Anas in the opening heat, was third fastest with 46.58. The third Indian in the fray Amoj Jacob was the best in the slowest of the four heats, winning in 47.09. Saudi Arabia’s Ismaeel Mohammed, who was drawn in the same heat as Mubarak Ahmed, clocked the fourth fastest time in the heats (46.60).

Men’s 1500m round one:

India’s Ajay Kumar Saroj got the crowd on its feet with a stirring run over the final 450m that saw him win the second heat in 3:51.37 from Iran’s Moslam Niadoost (Iran) and Adnan Taes (Iraq); Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed Othman, who was challenging the Indian on the final bend, lost steam in the final 50m and finished fourth.

Earlier, Qatar’s Jamal Hairane won the first heat quite comfortably while Indian SIddhantha Adhikari came up with a good finishing burst to move into second place.

Men’s high jump qualification:

The gangling Zhang Guowei (China), world championship silver medallist, sent out a strong signal to his competitors when qualifying for the final by clearing at 2.10m. Takahari Hiromi (Japan), Bai Long (China), Syrian  Majed El Dein Ghazal and Korean Woo Sang-Hyeok as well Indians B Chethan and Ajay Kumar were among the 14 who cleared this height and ensured a place in the final. Bangladesh’s Mahfuzur Rahman and Kuwait’s Abdal Rahman Alyouga were the ones who went out of the qualification, unable to clear 2.04m and 2.00m respectively.

Women’s 1500m round one:

India’s Chitra PU bravely hung in as part of a tight bunch of six runners and found her way through to lead briefly on the home stretch of the second heats – giving the goodly crowd at the Kalinga Stadium reason to cheer. However, Japan’s Ayako Jinnouchi surged forward to break the beam while North Korea’s Hyo Sim’s desperate lunge at the finish earned her the third place.

In a faster heat earlier, China’s Geng Min ran along the shoulders of front-running Japanese Nozomi Tanaka for a long while and after Jordan’s Tamara Amer shifted gears to take the bell, Gen Min responded with a kick over the last 250m that saw her home comfortably ahead of the others. India’s Monika Choudhary, lying sixth for much of the race, despite some jostling moved up to fourth place with a hardy effort over the last 150m.