Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicAthletics

Topic: athletics

Renowned athletics coach & Dronacharya Award winner O M Nambiar dies at 89

A former Air Force man and Padma Shri awardee, Nambiar had trained several athletes during his tenure as a coach, including the legendary P T Usha.

Target Olympics 2032 — Coach moves from Gurugram to Ooty to train runners from Jharkhand

Karan Singh, 34, was an athlete himself before knee injuries took their toll. He now trains runners in the high altitude of Ooty.

Refugee at 15, Dutch athlete Sifan Hassan ensures record-breaking treble at Tokyo Olympics`

Hassan, who is of Ethiopian descent, won medals at the 1,500m, 5,000m & the 10,000m, the first athlete to do so in the middle and long distance events. 

She once ran barefoot with blisters on feet. Today Shaili Singh is World No.1 u-18 long jumper

Shaili Singh's coach Robert Bobby George believes the teen athlete will outperform former world champ and his wife Anju Bobby George.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.