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Mission Paris 2024: Six new foreign athletics coaches set to boost India’s run up to the Olympics

Mission Paris 2024: Six new foreign athletics coaches set to boost India’s run up to the Olympics

Athletics, Trending
Former world champion Kimmo Kinnunen is set to coach the Indian javelin throwers except Neeraj Chopra. Olympian Tatiana Sibileva will train the race walkers. India’s preparation for the Paris 2024 Olympics is likely to get a lift with the Sports Authority of India (SAI) approving appointments of six new foreign coaches for the country’s track and field athletes in a shortened Olympics cycle. As per The New Indian Express, the decision was taken to expedite India’s progress and build on its best-ever medals tally at the Tokyo Olympics. Germany’s Steffen Reumann, who is a biomechanics expert, is expected to be roped in as the new coach for rotational throwers like Kamalpreet Kaur and Tejinderpal Pal Singh Toor. Discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur had an impressive outing at the Tokyo ...
India’s best in track and field events: Meet the national athletics record holders

India’s best in track and field events: Meet the national athletics record holders

Athletics, Trending
At Tokyo 2020, Neeraj Chopra clinched India's first-ever athletics medal, that too gold, at the Olympics, thereby shifting the country's focus on track and field events in a big way. Neeraj Chopra's gold-winning throw of 87.58m, however, wasn't his personal best or the national record for Indian javelin. Let us look at India's national athletics records across major track and field events. 100m Amiya Kumar Mallick holds the 100m record in India, with a timing of 10.26 which he managed at the National Federation Cup in 2016. In the women's category, Dutee Chand holds the 100m national record with a timing of 11.17 seconds, which she achieved at the Indian Grand Prix IV at Patiala in 2021. 200m Muhammed Anas Yahiya set the 200m national record after he clocked a time of 20.63 at a mee...