Athletics

Athletics

Seville sets world-leading time to beat Lyles in 100m

Jamaica's Oblique Seville ran the fastest 100 meters in the world this year, 9.82 seconds, to defeat reigning world champion Noah Lyles on Saturday at the Racer Grand Prix meet.

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Swimmer Jui breaks two national records

Jui, a BKSP student, clocked 1:25.07 seconds in the 100m breaststroke in girls’ 15-17 group to break the previous record of 1:26.88 seconds

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Junior Athletics / BKSP grab all four 100m gold medals

Bangladesh Krira Shikka Protisthan (BKSP) dominated in all sprint events of the Sheikh Kamal 38th Junior Athletics Championships on the opening day but athletes from districts hogged the limelight in other events at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Friday.

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My journey to marathons

There is a saying: “One run can change your day, many runs can change your life.”

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Dhaka Women's Marathon on May 24

Senora Long Dhaka Women’s Marathon will be held at Hatirjheel in Dhaka on May 24 under the auspices Everest Academy and Bangladesh Athletics Federation.

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Iconic shared Olympic gold moment will not be repeated, says Barshim

Barshim said he felt "lucky" to have shared the gold with Tamberi.

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Beijing half marathon runners stripped of medals after controversial finish

The top three in Sunday's Beijing half marathon have been stripped of their medals, organisers said, following an investigation into the finish that saw China's He Jie controversially win.

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Discus thrower Alekna breaks longest standing athletics record

Alekna's record-breaking throw came on his fifth attempt.The record betters Jurgen Schult's mark of 74.08m set on June 6 1986 while representing East Germany

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When I heard, I started tearing up: Firoza

The 55-year-old was named alongside nine other distinguished persons by the Cabinet Division yesterday.

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Imranur breezes into semfinals of World Indoors

Imranur Rahman, the fastest man of Bangladesh, breezed into the semifinals of the 60m sprint in the World Indoor Athletics Championship in Glasgow, Scotland today.

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‘If nothing changes, athletics will fall apart’

Milzar Hossain, one of the most prominent athletes of the country in the 80s, holds the record for the best ever timing by a Bangladeshi in the 800m event, 1:51.16, which he clocked in the 1986 Asian Games to finish fifth. The 58-year-old SA Games silver medalist spoke with The Daily Star's Anisur Rahman about the current state of athletics in Bangladesh and what needs to be done to improve it.

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Running towards extinction!

Not that long ago, there used to be a dogfight among a number of teams for medals in the national and summer athletics championships.

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Kenyan marathon sensation Kelvin Kiptum to be laid to rest

His sudden death has left Kenya, and the wider athletics community, reeling.

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Imranur fails to defend gold, finishes fourth in final

Reigning champion Imranur Rahman failed to defend his gold medal in the 60m sprint event in the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships after finishing fourth in the seven-sprinter final in Tehran on Monday. 

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Zahir, Imranur to run for gold in Tehran today

Bangladesh's best 400m runner Zahir Rayhan clocked the fastest time in heats to move into the final of the Asian Indoor Athletics Championship in Tehran yesterday.

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Young shooters walk same road as predecessors

Robiul missed out on the eight-shooter final round by 0.3 points after scoring 628 points in the qualification round. Fathur Gustafian of Indonesia, who qualified as the eighth shooter and earned an Olympic quota place, scored 628.3 points in qualification round.

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Pistorius granted parole a decade after killing girlfriend

Jailed South African Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius was granted parole on Friday after serving nine years for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, and will be released on Jan. 5, authorities said.

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New gymnastics body focuses on school competition

The newly elected body of Bangladesh Gymnastics Federation (BGF) set its sights on school gymnastics competition to make the sport more popular and bring more gymnasts to the pipeline of the national team.

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