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Ministry Clears 634 Indian Athletes to Participate at the Hangzhou Asian Games

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The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS) has approved the participation of 634 Indian athletes spanning 38 different sports categories in the upcoming Asian Games in Hangzhou. These athletes have successfully fulfilled the established selection criteria, in contrast to the Indian Olympic Association’s (IOA) recommendation of 850 athletes.

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In the previous edition of the Asian Games held in 2018, a total of 572 athletes represented India, resulting in an impressive haul of 70 medals, including an outstanding tally of 16 Golds.

Taking the spotlight are the track and field events, with a remarkable representation of 65 athletes, divided equally between 34 men and 31 women, forming a significant part of the expansive contingent.

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The lineup also features a substantial group of 44 footballers, distributed evenly with 22 players in both the men’s and women’s divisions.

Hockey claims the third-highest allocation of athletes, with a total of 36 individuals, as the ministry’s approval extends to 18 players in both the men’s and women’s categories.

Additionally, the roster encompasses the men’s and women’s cricket teams, with each team comprising 15 members respectively. The sport of shooting, in which India has consistently demonstrated prowess in the continental spectacle, is set to witness a substantial contingent of 30 members vying for glory in Hangzhou. Similarly, a sailing contingent consisting of 33 members has also received the green light for participation.

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Nidhi Singh
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