HomeSportsAthletics2018 Asian Games - India to send a 53 members Athletics Squad
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2018 Asian Games – India to send a 53 members Athletics Squad

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The selection committee of the Athletics Federation of India (AFI), after the 58th National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championships have announced the Athletics Squad for Asian Games in Jakarta.

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The AFI selection committee also approved holding of confirmatory trials for those athletes who were not part of the national coaching camps as well as those who failed to meet the Asian Games selection guidelines in Guwahati set by AFI in advance.

Athletics Squad selection process guidelines

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The Athletics squad is a good mix of first timers and some experienced medals winners from India.

Giving clarity on the matter, AFI President Adille J Sumariwalla said that the final team for the Asian Games will be finalized after the confirmatory trials on August 15 to 16.

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“The team that will travel to Jakarta will be finalized after confirmatory trials on 15-16 August 2018. Only those athletes who were not in coaching camps will have to give confirmatory trials. However, as announced earlier, the 4x400m relay team will consist of only those athletes who were in the national coaching camps,” Sumariwalla said.

“The athletes who were exempted in advance from attending the final selection trials such as Neeraj Chopra and Seema Poonia will not be attending the confirmatory trials,” he added.

The decision came after the selection committee of AFI met on June 30 after the conclusion of 58th National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championships.

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The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has shortlisted the athletics squad which is a team of 23 men and 28 women athletes for the Asian Games to be held from August 18 to September 2.

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Prominent members of India’s athletics squad.

Following is the Indian Athletics Squad:

Women Athletics squad

100m – Dutee Chand

200m – Hima Das, Dutee Chand

400m– Hima Das, Nirmala (Subject to confirmatory trials)

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800m – Tintu Luka (Subject to confirmatory trials)

1500m – PU Chitra, Monika Chaudhary (Subject to confirmatory trials)

5000m – Sanjivani Jadhav, L Surya

10000m – Sanjivani Jadhav, L Surya

400m – Jauna Murmu (Subject to confirmatory trials), Anu Raghavan (Subject to confirmatory trials)

3000m – SC Sudha Singh, Chinta Yadav

Long Jump – Nayana James (Subject to confirmatory trials), Neena Varakil Pinto (Subject to

confirmatory trials)

20km Race Walk – Sowmya B, Khushbir Kaur

Heptathlon – Swapna Barman, Purnima Hembram

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Discus Throw – Seema Poonia, Sandeep Kumari (Subject to confirmatory trials)

Hammer Throw – Sarita Singh

Javelin Throw – Annu Rani (Subject to confirmatory trials)

4x400m Relay – MR Poovamma, Saritaben Gaikwad, Sonia Vaishya, Vijayakumari, VK Vismaya, Jisna Matthew

Mens Athletics Squad

200m – Mohammed Anas

400m – Mohammed Anas, Rajiv Arokia

800m – Jinson Johnson, Manjit Singh

1500m – Jinson Johnson, Manjit Singh

5000m – G Lakshmanan

10000m – G Lakshmanan

400m – H Dharun Ayyasamy, Santosh Kumar

3000m – SC Naveen Kumar Dagar, Shankarlal Swami

High Jump – Chetan B (Subject to confirmatory trials)

Long Jump – Sreeshankar

Triple Jump – Arpinder Singh, Rakesh Babu

Shot put – Tajinder Toor, Naveen Chikara (Subject to confirmatory trials)

Javelin Throw – Neeraj Chopra, Shivpal Singh

20km Race Walk – Manish Singh Rawat, Irfan KT

50km Race Walk – Sandeep Kumar

4x400m Relay – Mohammed Anas, Jeevan KS, Jithu Baby, Kunhu Mohammed, Rajiv Arokia, Santosh Kumar

Mix Relay – Mohammed Anas, Rajiv Arokia, Hima Das, Poovamma.

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Vardan Pandhare
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