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Reactions from a few athletes or their near ones who were nominated for the Arjuna Award and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.
The 25 Indian athletes are not expected to make much of an impact, barring an outside chance of a medal from world junior record holder javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra.
Abhinav Bindra requested the Sports Ministry to set up a helpline for athletes travelling abroad to avoid hardships faced by them.
They had all reasons to cheer. With 12 gold medals in kitty, the Indian athletes topped the medal tally bagging a total of 29 in the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships (AAC) which concluded here on Su
Before the final event, which is an 800-metre race, Swapana, Purnima and Liksy were ranked 1st, 3rd and 4th respectively.
The Indian quarter milers and middle-distance runners excelled on Day Two of the Asian Athletics Championship sharing four gold medals among them.
The legendary long jumper says that the Indian athletes will continue to languish until they aspire to compete at international events.
To encourage budding Indian athletes, the Central Leather Research Institute is leading a national initiative to design and develop high-performance indigenous ‘affordable’ sports shoes.
Ranked eighth in the world, Neeraj would enter the London event as a contender, a scenario that is rarely associated with in Indian athletes.
When Indian athletes’ displays at the Rio Olympics last year failed to meet expectations, there was widespread debate as to why such a regression happened when compared to the 2012 London Games.
Indian athletes seldom use the Olympics to serve notice of their potential. They win plenty of medals elsewhere, but at the biggest stage, stage fright overwhelms them, reducing potential medal winner
There have been many recent cases of premier Indian athletes giving the national championships a miss in order to concentrate on bigger events.
The sharp rise in the allocation comes at a time when Indian athletes are preparing for the Commonwealth and Asian Games in 2018.
In a race where Indian athletes largely failed to push the envelope, two new entrants in the elite category stole the show.
Even as the country gears up to host this year’s Asian Athletics Championship in July, a majority of Indian athletes might be feeling hard done by, as they will be competing in the much-awaited compet
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