Tag: athletics


I don’t see anybody really breaking my records: Usain Bolt | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: After eight years away from the Olympics, Usain Bolt will return.Competitors need not fear, though, as the fastest man in the world will be in Paris just to observe the action and celebrate his incredible records, which he feels are "not under threat" for the foreseeable future.Speaking over the phone with PTI from New York, where he is presently serving as ambassador for the ICC T20 World Cup starting next month, Bolt discussed life after retirement, his constant need to compete-especially when he watches his sport-and his hope to visit India at some point in the future.His incredible times of 9.58 seconds for the 100 meters and 19.19 seconds for the 200 meters in the Berlin World Championships in 2009 have not been surpassed."Well, for me, I don't think so. Not right now. I...

Neeraj Chopra pipped by two centimetres at Doha but shows he can produce a big throw at fag end too

Two centimeters. In the end, that is all that separated Neeraj Chopra and the first place at the Doha Diamond League on Friday night. But once again at an event when he didn’t start as well as he would have hoped for, Neeraj showed that he could come up with a big throw till the very end. The Olympic and world champion threw 88.36metres with his sixth and final attempt, behind only the 88.38m that was thrown earlier by Jakub Vadlejch.Neeraj, usually, is known for his fast starts. His incredible Tokyo gold was clinched with an 87.58m throw that came off his 2nd attempt. His current personal best of 89.94m at the Stockholm Diamond League meet in 2022 was his first attempt. At the Budapest World Championships in 2023, his historic gold medal-winning throw of 88.17m was with the second atte...

Diamond League 2024 Live Updates: Neeraj Chopra and Kishore Jena in action soon

Diamond League Athletics 2024, Neeraj Chopra Live Updates: Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra starts his 2024 season at Doha late on Friday in the Diamond League. Joining Neeraj in the 10-man field is Kishore Jena. It’s a year in which Neeraj is looking to retain his Olympic title at Paris 2024. The 90m mark is also on his mind. “People have been asking me this question (about crossing the 90m mark) since 2018 when I threw 88.06m at the Asian Games,” Neeraj said at the pre-event press conference on Thursday. “A lot of things happened after that, my elbow injury, the surgery and now I have been stuck between 88m and 90m. “I really want to break the barrier this year. Even last year, I had said that Doha is famous for 90m. But, we were not lucky due to too much headwind. Maybe tomorrow we’ll...