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Olympic champion Sebastian Coe elected new IAAF president

Former Olympic champion Sebastian Coe from United Kingdom has been elected as President of International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). In the election for this post he defeated Sergei Bubka of Ukraine by securing 115 votes. He succeeds Senegalese Lamine Diack who had led the IAAF for 16 years since 1999. He becomes only the ..

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Boxing Coach Swatantra Raj Singh recommended for Dronacharya award

Boxing Coach Swatantra Raj Singh has been recommended for the prestigious life time achievement Dronacharya award 2015. Along with Singh, Nihar Amin (Swimming) and Harbans Singh (Athletics) also have been chosen for this year’s Dronacharya award. Their names were finalised by the award selection committee meeting presided by former Olympic Badminton Player Dipankar Bhattacharya and ..

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Vikas Gowda wins bronze medal in Shanghai IAAF Diamond League

India’s ace discus thrower Vikas Gowda won a bronze medal in the second leg of the prestigious International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League series in Shanghai, China. In his fifth and penultimate attempt, Gowda hurled the disc to a distance of 63.90 metres to settle at third position. With this win, he has ..

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Maniram Patel wins Gold medal in men's 20 kilometre walk in 19th Federation Cup senior athletics championship

Maniram Patel from Gujarat has won Gold medal in the men’s 20 kilometre walk in the 19th Federation Cup senior athletics championship held at Mangaluru, Karnataka. In the finals Patel clocked a time of 1 hour, 29 minutes, 51 seconds to secure first position and win the gold medal. While, Kuldeep of Tata Motors came ..

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