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.
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
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.
“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.
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)
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
20km Race Walk – Sowmya B, Khushbir Kaur
Heptathlon – Swapna Barman, Purnima Hembram
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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