Current Affairs - Athletics

Neeraj Chopra: 2nd Indian to win a medal in World Athletics Championship

Tokyo Olympics champion Neeraj Chopra won the men's javelin silver at the World Athletics Championships 2022 held in Oregon, USA with a best throw of 88.13m in the final.

Khelo India Youth Games 2021: Haryana becomes Champion

The Khelo India Youth Games 2021 was hosted by Haryana from 4 -13 June 2022 across multiple venues with Panchkula hosting the bulk of the events. The Games are a part of the Indian government’s Khelo India initiative.

Deaflympics 2021

The quadrennial Deaflympics 2021 was held at Festa da Uva Main Pavilion in the city of Caxias do Sul in southern Brazil from 1 May to 15 May 2022.

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Kamalpreet Kaur provisionally suspended by AIU

Top Indian discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur has been provisionally suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) after testing positive for a banned steroid (Stanozolol), which is a breach of the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules.

  • A provisional suspension is when an athlete or other person is suspended temporarily from participating in any competition or activity in athletics prior to a final decision at a hearing conducted under the World Athletics Anti-doping rules or the integrity code of conduct.

India at 2020 Summer Paralympics, Tokyo (as on 30 Aug. 2021)

Medal Name Sport Event Gold Avani Lekhara Shooting Women's R2 10 Metre Air Rifle Standing SH1 Gold Sumit Antil Athletics Men's Javelin Throw F64 Silver Bhavina Patel Table Tennis Women's Individual Class 4 Silver Nishad Kumar Athletics Men's High Jump T47 Silver Yogesh Kathuniya Athletics Men's Discus Throw F56 Silver Devendra Jhajharia Athletics Men's Javelin Throw F46 Bronze Sundar ...

Neeraj Chopra: Fist Indian to win an Athletics Medal in Olympics

Neeraj Chopra won a gold medal with a throw of 87.58m in the men’s javelin throw final at the Tokyo Olympics.J. Vadlejch (86.67 m) and V. Veselý (85.44 m) from ...

100m Sprint Event: Tokyo 2020

Men’s: Marcell JacobsItaly's Marcell Jacobs won the men's 100m gold at Tokyo Olympics. He is the first Italian to take the most coveted title in athletics and doing it with ...

First Gold Medallist Skateboarding at Tokyo Olympics

Yuto Horigome of Japan claimed the first Olympic gold medal in skateboarding after the introduction of this game for the first time in Tokyo ...

Momiji Nishiya: Japan’s Youngest Gold Medallist in Olympics

Momiji Nishiya, the 13-year-old skateboarding player, became the youngest gold medallist from Japan as she won the women’s street skateboarding event of the 2020 Olympics.The youngest Olympian in the modern ...

Ban Ki-moon re-elected as IOC Ethics Commission Chair

Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was reelected for an additional four-year term as Chair of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Ethics Commission at the 138th IOC Session.The South Korean ...

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