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Kenya's Hellen Obiri crosses the line to win the Women's 3000m at the IAAF Diamond League in Doha, Qatar.

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Kenya's Faith Kipyegon celebrates her new women's 800m world record at the IAAF Diamond League in Doha, Qatar.

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Kenya's Faith Kipyegon celebrates after winning the women's 800m at the IAAF Diamond League in Doha, Qatar.

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Sweden's Armand Duplantis reacts after jumping m. 6.15, the highest ever outdoor mark, during the men's pole vault competition at the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea IAAF Diamond League athletics meet in Rome.

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Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands reacts after her winning in 5000 meters women at the Golden Spike athletic meeting in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

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Athletes shoot in front of empty stands during the women's Biathlon World Cup 7.5 km sprint event in Nove Mesto na Morave, Czech Republic. Due to the Corona virus the Biathlon World Cup takes place without spectators.

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Sprinter Dutee Chand poses for photographs with her gold medal after winning the 100m dash during the Khelo India University Games 2020, in Bhubaneswar.

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Athlete Bhavna Jaat who made a national record and qualified for Tokyo Olympic 2020 poses with her Gold Medal during the 7th National Race/Walk Championships 2020, in Ranchi, Jharkhand

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Indian athletes gold medalist Srinu Bugatha (L), silver medalist Tirtha Pun(C) and bronze medalist Harshad Mhatre pose for photographers after winning the Tata Steel 25K Elite (Men) run, in Kolkata.

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Brigid Kosgei of Kenya, wins the Women's Bank of America Chicago Marathon while setting a world record of 2:14:04 in Chicago.

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Indian professional sprinter and current national champion Dutee Chand flashes the victory sign after winning 100 metres event during 59th National Open Athletics Championship organised by Jharkhand Athletics Association at Mega Sports Complex, in Ranchi

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Joshua Cheptegei, of Uganda, right, celebrates winning the gold medal with fellow countryman Abdallah Kibet Mande, left, in the men's 10,000 meter final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar,

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Shericka Jackson of Jamaica races to the finish line to win the women's 4x100 meter relay final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Kendra Harrison, (4) of the United States, competes in a heat of the women's 100 meter hurdles at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Gold medalist triple jump winner Yulimar Rojas, of Venezuela, competes at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Gold medalist in the 4x100; Jonielle Smith, Natalliah Whyte, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Shericka Jackson, of Jamaica, celebrate at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Sifan Hassan, of the Netherlands, poses after winning the women's 1500 meter final and setting a new championship record during the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Steven Gardiner, of Bahamas, 3rd right, wins the gold medal in the men's 400 meter final ahead of Fred Kerley, of the United States, bronze, 4th right, at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar

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Christian Coleman of the United States starts at the men's 4x100 meter Relay at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Toshikazu Yamanishi, of Japan, waves with his national flag after winning the men's 20 kilometer race walk at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar

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Gold medalist Mutaz Essa Barshim, of Qatar, celebrates after the men's high jump final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar

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Athletes compete in the men's 3000 steeplechase at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar

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Dalilah Muhammad, of the United States, crosses the finish line ahead of Sydney Mclaughlin, of the United States, during the women's 400 meter finals at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar

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Gianmarco Tamberi, of Italy, competes in the men's high jump final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar

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Katarina Johnson-Thompson, of Great Britain, reacts after winning the gold medal in the women's heptathlon 800 meter race at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Decathlon winner Niklas Kaul, center, of Germany, sits among competitors after the 1500 meter race at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Tajinderpal Singh Toor, of India, competes in the men's shot put qualification at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Gold medallist Grant Holloway, of the United States, second left, crosses the finish line ahead of Pascal Martinot-Lagarde, of France, left, and Orlando Ortega, of Spain, second right, to win the men's 110 meter hurdles final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. At right is Jamaica's Omar Mcleod who fell when clearing the last hurdle.

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Kendell Williams, of the United States, second left, Chari Hawkins, of the United States, left, Marthe Koala, of Burkina Faso, second right, and Solene Ndama, of France, right, compete in the women's heptathlon 100 meter hurdles at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Armand Duplantis, left, of Sweden; Piotr Lisek, center, of Poland; and Sam Kendricks, right, of the United States; do flips after the the men's pole vault final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Runners compete in a men's 3000 meter steeplechase heat at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Kelsey-Lee Barber, of Australia, celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women's javelin throw at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Gold medalist Beatrice Chepkoech, center, of Kenya, stands with bronze medalist Gesa Felicitas Krause, left, of Germany, and silver medalist Emma Coburn, right, of the United States, as they hold flags following the the women's 3000 meter steeplechase final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Ivet Lalova-Collio, of Bulgaria, Bassant Hemida, of Egypt, Jodie Williams, of Great Britain, Archana Suseentran, of India, Mauricia Prieto, of Trinidad And Tobago, and Mujinga Kambundji, of Switzerland, from left to right, compete in the women's 200 meter heats during the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Athletes, from left, Aishath Himna Hassan, of Maldives, Justyna Swiety-Ersetic, of Poland, Anjali Devi, of India, Amandine Brossier, of France, Kseniya Aksyonova, who participates as a neutral athlete, Paola Morán, of Mexico, Madeline Price, of Canada and Salwa Eid Naser, of Bahrain, race in the women's 400 meter heats at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Annu Rani, of India, competes in the women's javelin throw at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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The teams of Poland, Brazil and India, from left, compete in a mixed 4 x 400 meter relay race heat during the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Silver medalist Dina Asher-Smith, of Great Britain, gold medalist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, of Jamaica, fourth placed Elaine Thompson, of Jamaica, and bronze medalist Marie-Josée Ta Lou, of The Ivory Coast, from left to right, compete in the women's 100 meter final during the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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The United States team of Allyson Felix, Wilbert London, Michael Cherry and Courtney Okolo after winning the gold medal in the mixed 4x400 meter relay race at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Jennifer Suhr, of the United States, competes at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Sandi Morris, of the United States, competes in the women's pole vault final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Deanna Price, of the United States, celebrates winning the gold medal for the women's hammer throw at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Poland's Rafal Omelko leads a mixed 4 x 400 meter relay race at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar

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Japan's Yusuke Suzuki celebrates winning the men's 50 kilometer race walk at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar

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Christian Coleman, of the United States, center, reacts after winning the men's 100 meter race beside fourth placed Akani Simbine of South Africa, left, and second placed Justin Gatlin of the USA, right, during the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar

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China's Liang Rui celebrates after winning the women's 50 kilometer race walk at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Walkers compete in the the women's 50 kilometer race walk at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar

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Tajay Gayle, of Jamaica, competes in the men's long jump final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Gayle won the gold medal.

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The teams of Poland, Brazil and India, from left, compete in a mixed 4 x 400 meter relay race heat during the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar

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The teams of the United States, Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Jamaica, from the right, compete in a mixed 4 x 400 meter relay race heat during the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar

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Gwen Berry, of the United States, competes in the women's hammer throw final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar

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Halimah Nakaayi, of Uganda, leads in a women's 800 meter race semifinal during the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar

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Murali Sreeshankar, of India, competes during the qualifications for the men's long jump event at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Sandi Morris, of the United States, competes during the women's pole vault qualifying round at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Athletes of team Europe celebrate with the trophy after winning the Match Europe against USA athletics competition on the Dinamo stadium in Minsk, Belarus

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Lopez Lomong crosses the finish line as he wins the men's 5,000-meter race at the U.S. Championships athletics meet in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Teahna Daniels, right, beats Morolake Akinosun, left, to the finish line while winning the women's 100-meter dash at the U.S. Championships athletics meet in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Indian athlete Hima Das celebrates after winning gold in the final of the women's 400m on day three of the IAAF World U20 Championships, in Tampere, Finland.

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Indian sprinter Hima Das wins her fourth gold in the 200m race during the Tabor Athletics Meet in Czech Republic. Das won the women's 200m race in 23.25 seconds.

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In this photo provided by the National Senior Games Association, competitors in the 90+ age division, including 103-year-old Julia Hawkins, of Baton Rouge, La., far right, wave to the crowd after their 50-meter race at the 2019 National Senior Games in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Nelly Jepkosgei of Kenya leads women's 800m race during the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Rabat, Morocco.

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Every once in a while we find people who stand up and speak truth, or show that the grimiest of conventions ought to be flouted. Duttee Chand, India’s fastest woman and Asiad silver-medallist, acknowledged being in a same-sex relationship. This, being mindful of the dirt that will inevitably be flung at her. But then, Duttee will answer all in Tokyo.

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India's Purnima Hembram competes in the women's heptathlon javelin throw at the Asian Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Sanjivani Baburao Jadhav of India crossing finish line as she competes in Women 10000M race at the Asian Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Japan's Yuki Yamasaki, right, and India's Purina Hembram embrace after a heptathlon event at the Asian Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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India's Swapna Barman celebrates with her national flag after competing in the women's heptathlon at the Asian Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Indian athletes celebrate after competing in the 4x400 mixed relay final at the Asian Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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India's Swapna Barman competes in the women's heptathlon javelin throw at the Asian Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Bahrain's Dawit Fikadu, center, is congratulated by his compatriot Hassan Chani, left, and India's Gavit Murali Kumar after winning in the men's 10000m final at the 23rd Asian Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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India's Gavit Murali Kumar celebrates after winning bronze medal in the men's 10000m final at the 23rd Asian Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar

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India's Poovamma Raju Machettira celebrates after winning the bronze medal in the women's 400m final at the 23rd Asian Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar

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India's Poovamma Raju Machettira after competing in her women's 400m first round heat during the 23rd Asian Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar

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Women's 5000m gold medalist Bahrain's Winfred Mutile Yavi, center, stands with silver medalist and compatriot Bontu Rebitu, left, and bronze medalist India's Parul Chaudhary on the podium during the 23rd Asian Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar

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Gold medalist Lyu Huihui of China, center, celebrates with silver medalist Natta Nathan of Thailand, left, and bronze medalist Annu Rani of India after competing in their women's javelin throw final during the 23rd Asian Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar

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Annu Rani of India competes in her Javelin throw final during the 23rd Asian Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar

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Nikolaos Skarvelis of Greece reacts after an attempt in the men's shot put qualifying at the European Athletics Indoor Championships at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Radek Juska of the Czech Republic makes an attempt in the men's long jump qualifying at the European Athletics Indoor Championships at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Competitors run in the women's 3000 meters race final during the European Athletics Indoor Championships at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland.

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German long jump athlete Luisa Bodem sends a sand cloud as she lands, for the Women's Long Jump final event during the German Indoor Championships in Leipzig, Germany.

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Nisar Ahmed (3rd R) of Delhi celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the U-17 Boys 100m Final at Khelo India Youth Games 2019, in Pune.

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Tamil Nadu athlete Thabitha P M (2nd L runs during 100 m Hurdle race of Khelo India Youth Games 2019 at Balewadi Stadium, in Pune.

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India's 4x400m mixed relay team celebrate after winning the Silver medal during the athletics competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018.

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India's Neeraj Chopra competes in the men's javelin throw event at the 18th Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Aug 27, 2018. Chopra won the gold.

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Indian athlete Hima Das holds the Indian tricolour after securing silver medal in the women's 400m final on Athletics track event at the 18th Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, Aug 26, 2018.

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Indian athlete Jinson Johnson celebrate with the Tricolor after winning gold in Men's 1500m event at the 18th Asian Games, in Jakarta, Indonesia on Thursday, Aug 30, 2018.

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Priscilla Frederick of Antigua and Barbuda epitomises human endeavour in the women’s high jump final of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

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Mahesh Pal (C), father of athlete Parvinder Chaudhary (18), who committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at the athlete Academy of Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, in New Delhi.

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Mahesh Pal (with a headgear), father of athlete Parvinder Chaudhary (18) who committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at the athlete Academy of Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, in New Delhi. Chaudhary, in 2017, was selected for the Asian Youth Championship in Bangkok and won a gold medal in the relay. He also participated at the World Youth Championship last July.

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On August 30, 2003, Anju, then 26, made athletics history for India at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis. The lanky long jumper from Kerala became the first Indian medallist at the World Athletics Champion­sh­ips as she bagged the bronze by clearing 6.70m. Two years later, she won gold at the World Athletics Final in Monte Carlo, but Paris remains a pioneering feat.

As a sprightly 18-year-old, she bec­ame the first Indian to win a track gold at an international athletics event. At the IAAF World Under-20 Championships she triumphed in the 400m race in Tampere, Finland, this July, surprising everyone with her sudden, late burst to finish in 51.46 sec. She was part of the gold-winning 4x400m women’s team at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia.

Miracle woman-athelete Man Kaur (102) during the concluding function of Mahila Sashaktikaran Daud, in New Delhi.

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Former Indian captain and Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) President Sourav Ganguly and Asian Gold medalist athlete Swapna Barman launch the 5th edition 25K in Kolkata.

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President Ram Nath Kovind presents Arjuna Award to athlete Hima Das at the National Sports and Adventure Award 2018 function at Rashtrapti Bhawan in New Delhi.

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President Ram Nath Kovind presents Arjuna Award to javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra at the National Sports and Adventure Award 2018 function, at Rashtrapti Bhawan in New Delhi.

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Asian Games Gold-medalist Arpinder Singh (L) and Bollywood actor Harshvardhan Kapoor (R) with Godrej Consumers Products CEO Sunil Kataria during a product launch, in Mumbai, .

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Even TV cameras had a hard time catching up with Hima Das’s terrifying acceleration, as well as her swift ascent up Indian athletics’ pecking order. When the multi-medal winner from the Asian Games reached the finishing line in Guwahati, the waiting crowds would not let her sprint away. Those gamosas around her neck are medals, too!

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Asian Games Gold-medallist sprinter Hima Das speaks with the media during a press conference, in Guwahati.

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Sprinters Arokia Rajiv and Dharun Ayyasamy pose with their silver medals won at 18th Asian Games after a felicitation event organised by Tamil Nadu Athletic Association, in Chennai

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Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal felicitates Asian Games Gold-medallist Hima Das with a traditional hat ‘Japi’, in Guwahati.

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Asian Games medal winning athlete Hima Das being welcomed on her arrival in Guwahati.

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