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Asian Athletics Championship 2019 Preview | Another Successful Year ?

After the Asian Games high last year, the Indian athletes are all set to make an impression at the 23rd Asian Athletics Championship to be held at Khalifa International Stadium, Doha from 21st to 24st April. Over 700 athletes from 63 participating nations as well as Oceania will be participating in the event.

The continental competition will also be an official getaway for the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Athletics Championship that will be held later from September 28 to October 6 at the same venue.

There will be over 186 medals up for grabs in 21 events each for both men’s and women’s categories. Moreover, the mixed relay events will also be making its debut this time. Indian athletes had a successful Asian Games, where they managed to clinch 19 medals (7 Gold, 10 Silver, and 2 Bronze) in Athletics. They will be looking to repeat the feat in Doha as well.

India’s Performance at 2017 Asian Athletics Championship

The Indian contingent had a superb outing in the last Asian Athletics Champions that was held in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. In fact, they outdid early favourites China by clinching a historic 29 medals including 8 gold medals.

The gold rush began with Swapna Barman who secured 5932 points in the women’s heptathlon. After her, Neeraj Chopra, Govindan Lakshmanan, and then the women’s 4x400m relay team, all secured the yellow metal.

Lakshmanan then followed his first day’s antiques by winning the second gold on the following day. Nirmala Sheoran, PU Chitra, Muhammad Anas, and Ajay Kumar Saroj were the others who made the country proud by winning gold medals.

Rajiv Arokia, V Neena, Tejinder Pal Singh Toor were among those who won the silver medal.

Indian Squad for the Asian Athletics Championship

The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) recently announced the provisional squad of 51 players last month. These featured a familiar faces like Neeraj Chopra, Dutee Chand, Hima Das, Jinson Johnson, Swapna Barman and Mohammed Anas Yahiya.

However, India’s Asian Games poster-boy and javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra suffered a sprained elbow. He, unfortunately, will be missing the tournament. Veteran and recently-acquitted Davinder Singh Kang will be replacing him.

Nonetheless, he will not be the only one to be left out of the tournament. This includes the men’s 400m hurdles national record holder Dharun Ayyasamy, Asian Games 800m gold medalist Manjit Singh, and women’s 3000m steeplechase champion Sudha Singh.

Asian Athletics Championship Schedule

Day

Start Time

Event

Gender

Phase

21st April

08:30

800m

Women

Round 1

21st April

08:35

Discus Throw

Men

Qualification

21st April

08:52

Triple Jump

Men

Qualification

21st April

08:55

800m

Men

Round 1

21st April

09:30

400m

Women

Round 1

21st April

09:56

400m

Men

Round 1

21st April

16:00

Opening Ceremony

   

21st April

16:40

4x100m

Boys

Final

21st April

17:05

Javelin Throw

Women

Final

21st April

17:08

Long Jump

Women

Qualification

21st April

17:10

400m Hurdles

Women

Round 1

21st April

17:32

400m Hurdles

Men

Round 1

21st April

17:45

Pole Vault

Men

Final

21st April

18:00

5000m

Women

Final

21st April

18:23

100m

Women

Round 1

21st April

18:54

100m

Men

Round 1

21st April

19:37

5000m

Women

VC

21st April

19:45

400m

Men

Semi Final

21st April

19:47

Shot Put

Women

Final

21st April

20:08

400m

Women

Final

21st April

20:15

Discus Throw

Men

Final

21st April

20:16

Javelin Throw

Women

VC

21st April

20:24

3000m SC

Men

Final

21st April

20:40

400m

Women

VC

21st April

20:45

Pole Vault

Men

VC

21st April

20:54

10000m

Men

Final

21st April

21:25

3000m SC

Men

VC

21st April

21:30

Shot Put

Women

VC

Day 2

22nd April

08:31

High Jump

Women

Qualification

22nd April

08:32

Javelin Throw

Men

Qualification

22nd April

08:33

5000m

Men

Round 1

22nd April

08:36

Triple Jump

Women

Qualification

22nd April

08:45

Shot Put

Men

Qualification

22nd April

09:06

1500m

Women

Round 1

22nd April

09:25

100m

Men

Decathlon 1

22nd April

09:47

100m Hurdles

Women

Heptathlon 1

22nd April

10:10

800m

Men

Semi-Final

22nd April

10:15

Long Jump

Men

Decathlon 2

22nd April

10:30

4 x 100m

Women

Round 1

22nd April

10:48

High Jump

Women

Heptathlon 2

22nd April

10:50

4 x 100m

Men

Round 1

22nd April

16:30

100m

Girls

Schools

22nd April

16:40

100m

Girls

National

22nd April

16:50

Discus Throw

Men

VC

22nd April

16:55

10000m

Men

VC

22nd April

17:03

Javelin Throw

Men

Final

22nd April

17:05

Shot Put

Men

Decathlon 3

22nd April

17:06

Shot Put

Women

Heptathlon 3

22nd April

17:10

400m Hurdles

Women

Final

22nd April

17:20

Triple Jump

Men

Final

22nd April

17:22

400m Hurdles

Men

Final

22nd April

17:32

100m

Women

Semi Final

22nd April

17:48

100m

Men

Semi Final

22nd April

18:12

400m Hurdles

Women

VC

22nd April

18:20

400m

Men

Final

22nd April

18:30

400m Hurdles

Men

VC

22nd April

18:40

800m

Women

Final

22nd April

18:46

Shot Put

Men

Final

22nd April

18:55

400m

Men

VC

22nd April

19:02

High Jump

Men

Decathlon 4

22nd April

19:05

800m

Men

Final

22nd April

19:14

Hammer Throw

Women

Final

22nd April

19:15

Javelin Throw

Men

VC

22nd April

19:20

Triple Jump

Men

VC

22nd April

19:28

Long Jump

Women

Final

22nd April

19:30

800m

Women

VC

22nd April

19:40

200m

Women

Heptathlon 4

22nd April

20:05

100m

Women

Final

22nd April

20:15

Shot Put

Men

VC

22nd April

20:24

100m

Men

Final

22nd April

20:32

800m

Men

VC

22nd April

20:37

100m

Women

VC

22nd April

20:46

400m

Men

Decathlon 5

22nd April

20:55

100m

Men

VC

22nd April

21:00

Hammer Throw

Women

VC

Day 3

23rd April

08:30

110m Hurdles

Men

Decathlon 6

23rd April

08:37

Long Jump

Women

Heptathlon 5

23rd April

08:40

High Jump

Men

Qualification

23rd April

08:50

110m Hurdles

Men

Round 1

23rd April

09:15

100m Hurdles

Women

Round 1

23rd April

09:25

Discus Throw

Men

Decathlon 7

23rd April

09:45

4 x 400m

Mixed

Round 1

23rd April

10:50

Javelin Throw

Women

Heptathlon 6

23rd April

11:30

Pole Vault

Men

Decathlon 8

23rd April

16:30

100m

Boys

Schools

23rd April

16:40

100m

Boys

National

23rd April

16:50

Long Jump

Women

VC

23rd April

17:02

Javelin Throw

Men

Decathlon 9

23rd April

17:05

200m

Men

Round 1

23rd April

17:08

Long Jump

Men

Qualification

23rd April

17:10

Pole Vault

Women

Final

23rd April

17:50

3000m SC

Women

Final

23rd April

18:05

800m

Women

Heptathlon

23rd April

18:20

200m

Women

Round 1

23rd April

18:50

Triple Jump

Women

Final

23rd April

18:54

3000m SC

Women

VC

23rd April

19:00

Heptathlon

Women

VC

23rd April

19:08

High Jump

Women

Final

23rd April

19:10

1500m

Men

Decathlon

23rd April

19:13

Hammer Throw

Men

Qualification

23rd April

19:20

1500m

Men

Round 1

23rd April

19:43

Decathlon

Men

VC

23rd April

19:55

4 x 100m

Women

Final

23rd April

20:05

4 x 100m

Men

Final

23rd April

20:15

Pole Vault

Women

VC

23rd April

20:25

4 x 400m

Mixed

Final

23rd April

20:35

Triple Jump

Women

VC

23rd April

20:40

High Jump

Women

VC

23rd April

20:49

10000m

Women

Final

23rd April

20:55

4 x 100m

Women

VC

23rd April

21:00

4 x 100m

Men

VC

23rd April

21:05

4 x 400m

Mixed

VC

Day 4

24th April

08:30

200m

Women

Semi Final

24th April

09:00

200m

Men

Semi Final

24th April

09:30

4 x 400m

Women

Heats

24th April

10:00

4 x 400m

Men

Heats

24th April

16:40

4x100m

Girls

Final

24th April

16:50

10000m

Women

VC

24th April

17:04

Discus Throw

Women

Final

24th April

17:05

100m Hurdles

Women

Final

24th April

17:15

110m Hurdles

Men

Final

24th April

17:30

200m

Women

Final

24th April

17:36

High Jump

Men

Final

24th April

17:39

100m Hurdles

Women

VC

24th April

17:46

Long Jump

Men

Final

24th April

17:48

200m

Men

Final

24th April

17:58

110m Hurdles

Men

VC

24th April

18:06

1500m

Women

Final

24th April

18:15

200m

Women

VC

24th April

18:24

1500m

Men

Final

24th April

18:36

200m

Men

VC

24th April

18:41

1500m

Women

VC

24th April

18:50

Hammer Throw

Men

Final

24th April

18:53

5000m

Men

Final

24th April

19:12

Discus Throw

Women

VC

24th April

19:17

1500m

Men

VC

24th April

19:22

Long Jump

Men

VC

24th April

19:30

4 x 400m

Women

Final

24th April

19:40

5000m

Men

VC

24th April

19:50

4 x 400m

Men

Final

24th April

20:05

High Jump

Men

VC

24th April

20:10

4 x 400m

Women

VC

24th April

20:20

Hammer Throw

Men

VC

24th April

20:25

4 x 400m

Men

VC

24th April

20:30

Closing Ceremony

Credits Asia Athletics Association

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