The 20-year-old from Punjab clocked 4:05.39s to surpass the mark set by Sunita Rani (4:06.03s) at the 2002 Asian Games in Busan.
Sebastian Coe, the president of the World Athletics federation, said that prize money would increase by US $1 million at 2022, '23 World Championships
With the disappointing performances on the track, India's hopes of reaching the finals and booking 2020 Tokyo Olympic berths in men's and women's 4x400m relay events went up in smoke. Earlier, Shivpal Singh also failed to qualify for the finals of the men's javelin throw event as he finished 24th overall in the qualification round
Asian champion P U Chitra ran 4 minutes 11.10 seconds, a tad better than her earlier personal best of 4:11.55, to finish eighth in heat number two and 30th overall out of 35 runners to crash out of the World Athletics Championships
Annu Rani opened the qualification round Group A with a 57.05m before sending the iron spear to a distance of 62.43m in the second round, bettering her earlier national record of 62.34m, at the 2019 World Athletics Championships
World-class javelin thrower Neeraj is not taking part in the IAAF World Athletics Championships as he has just started light training since undergoing an elbow surgery in May, while bright prospect, Hima, trained in Europe for nearly four months, winning some low-level races before pulling out due to a lower back injury after being named in the initial team
The number of athletes announced after a meeting of AFI selection committee will, however, increase after the international body (IAAF) gives confirmation of the likes of World University 100m champion Dutee Chand, who did not meet the qualification mark but is within the required number of competitors for the event
Jinson Johnson clocked 3 minute 35.24 seconds to finish second behind Joshua Thompson of United States at the Olympic Stadium, Berlin
Earlier, there was a confusion on whether Neeraj Chopra has qualified for the September 27 to October 6 Doha World Athletics Championships with officials having no clarity that Indian's 83.90m mark during the 68th All India Inter-Services Athletics Championships at Jalahalli (September 17-20) would be considered for the World event
A health worker checks body temperature of a passenger as a precaution against the coronavirus, at Dadar Railway Station in Mumbai.PTI Photo/Kunal Patil
A health worker checks body temperature of passengers as a precaution against the coronavirus, at Dadar Railway Station in Mumbai.PTI Photo/Kunal Patil
A man receives a dose of COVID-19 vaccine during a door-to-door vaccination campaign in Morigaon district of Assam.PTI Photo
Newly appointed Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral R Hari Kumar lays wreath at National War Memorial, in New Delhi.PTI Photo
Newly appointed Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral R Hari Kumar pays tribute to martyrs at National War Memorial, in New Delhi.PTI Photo
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