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World Athletics Championships 2019 Preview: Schedule, Where to watch, Squad

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World Athletics Championships 2019 Preview

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The seventeenth edition of the IAAF World Athletics Championships 2019 is all set to commence from 27th September in Doha, Qatar up to October 6.

However, it may be a less illustrious event for India, with some of the country’s top athletes and medal hopefuls like Neeraj Chopra (javelin throw), Hima Das (400m individual and relay), Saritaben Gaikwad, and Tejaswin Shankar (high jump) giving it a miss owing to injuries.

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As a result, the onus will be on the likes of Dutee Chand and Archana Suseendran, both of whom were invited to the biennial event based on their World Rankings and not their recent performances, to deliver results.

The 4x400m relay teams (men, women and mixed) rank amongst the top medal prospects of the country.

Indian Squad

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India will have bog hopes from Dutee Chand | credits: ESPN

A 27-member squad, the largest ever sent by the country, comprising of 16 men and 9 women athletes will represent India at the World Athletics Championships 2019. Here’s the complete list of Indian athletes participating in the World Athletics Championships 2019:

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Jabir MP (400m Hurdles), Jinson Johnson (1500m), Avinash Sable (3000m Steeplechase), KT Irfan and Devender Singh (20km Race Walk), Gopi T (Marathon), Sreeshankar M (Long Jump), Tajinder Pal Singh Toor (Shot Put), Shivpal Singh (Javelin Throw), Muhammed Anas, Nirmal Noah Tom, Alex Antony, Amoj Jacob, KS Jeevan, Dharun Ayyasamy and Harsh Kumar (4x400m Men’s & Mixed Relay).

India’s History at World Athletics Championships

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Anju Bobby George at the World Athletics Championships | Credits Twitter

India has failed to win a medal at the biennial athletics meet for over 16 years. It was back in 2003 when Anju Bobby George won the country’s last medal at the event, a bronze in the women’s long jump.

While winning medals will be on the minds, the athletes’ real motivation to give their best will be to achieve the qualification standards for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Until 2019, only one Indian athlete, KT Irfan of the 20km race walk, has been successful in achieving the feat.

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If they are unable to qualify directly at the 2019 World Championships, the athletes would have to register a strong performance in the remaining competitions to boost their world rankings if they are to make it to Tokyo next year.

Where to Watch World Championships 2019?

The World Athletics Championships 2019 event will be broadcasted live on STAR Sports India and streamed online on Hotstar.

World Athletics Championships 2019 Schedule

Here is the complete IAAF World Championships 2019 with Indians in action:

Day 1, September 27 (Friday)

Day one will commence with long jumper M Sreeshankar representing India in the qualification round. The last event for the day will see India’s JM Pilayil and Dharun Ayyasamy taking part in the 400m hurdles heats.

TIME(IST) |  SEX   |    EVENT       |    ROUND   |    INDIANS IN ACTION


19:00             M Long Jump       Qualification   M Sreeshankar


19:05             M 100 Metres         Preliminary Round


19:10             W Hammer       Qualification Group A


19:40             W 800 Metres       Heats


20:00             W Pole Vault         Qualification


20:35             M 100 Metres        Heats


20:40            W Hammer Throw Qualification Group B


21:10            W High Jump         Qualification


21:30            W 3000 Metres       Heats


Steeplechase


21:55             M Triple Jump       Qualification


22:25             M 5000 Metres     Heats


23:00             M 400 Metres       Heats              Dharun Ayyasamy,

Hurdles                                    JM Pilayil


02:29             W Marathon         Final


(28 SEP)

Day 2, September 28 (Saturday)

Day two will see sprinter Dutee Chand in action in the 100 metres heats. The much-talked-about 4×400 metres mixed relay team will also be in action on the day.

TIME(IST) |  SEX   |    EVENT       |    ROUND   |    INDIANS IN ACTION


18:45             M   Discus Throw     Qualification Group A


19:00             W   100 Metres         Heats                    Dutee Chand


19:35             M 800 Metres        Heats


20:00             M Pole Vault          Qualification


20:15             M Discus Throw    Qualification Group B


20:35             M 400 Metres        Semi final

Hurdles


21:15             M 100 Metres         Semi final


21:45             W 800 Metres        Semi Final


21:55             W Hammer Throw  Final


22:30              X 4×400 Metres     Heats                      Indian Team


Relay


23:10              M Long Jump         Final


23:40              W 10,000 Metres    Final


00:45              M 100 Metres         Final


(29 SEP)


02:00              M 50 Kilometres Race Walk       Final


(29 SEP)


02:00              W 50 Kilometres Race Walk      Final


(29 SEP)


Day 3, September 29 (Sunday)


TIME(IST) |  SEX   |    EVENT       |    ROUND   |    INDIANS IN ACTION


22:35            M   200 Metres     Heats


23:10            W Pole Vault       Final


23:50            W 100 Metres     Semi final


00:15            M Triple Jump      Final


(30 SEP)


00:25            M 800 Metres     Semi final


(30 SEP)


01:05            X 4×400 Metres   Final


(30 SEP)                    Relay


01:50            W 100 Metres     Final


(30 SEP)


02:00            W 20 Kilometres Race Walk   Final


(30 SEP)


Day 4, September 30 (Monday)


TIME(IST) |  SEX   |    EVENT       |    ROUND   |    INDIANS IN ACTION

19:00            W     Javelin Throw           Qualification        Annu Rani

Group A

19:35            W      200 Metres               Heats               Archana Suseendran


20:30            W Javelin Throw           Qualification             Annu Rani

Group B

20:50            W 400 Metres              Heats Anjali Devi


22:35            M 110 Metres Hurdles  Heats


23:00            W High Jump               Final


23:20            M 200 Metres              Semi final


23:50            M 5000 Metres            Final


23:55            M Discus Throw          Final


00:20           W 3000 Metres            Final

Steeplechase

(1 OCT)


00:40           W 800 Metres             Final


(1 OCT)


01:10           M 400 Metres             Final

Hurdles

(1 OCT)


Day 5, October 1 (Tuesday)


TIME(IST) |  SEX   |    EVENT       |    ROUND   |    INDIANS IN ACTION


19:00             M Hammer Throw  Qualification Group A


19:05             M 400 Metres       Heats


19:20             M High Jump       Qualification


20:00            W 400 Metres         Heats


Hurdles


20:30            M Hammer Throw  Qualification Group B


20:45            M 3000 Metres       Heats       Avinash Sable


Steeplechase


22:35            M Pole Vault            Final


23:20            W 400 Metres         Semi final


23:50            W Javelin Throw     Final


00:05            W 200 Metres       Semi final


(2 OCT)


00:40            M 800 Metres         Final


(2 OCT)


01:10            M 200 Metres         Final


(2 OCT)


 Day 6, October 2 (Wednesday)


TIME(IST) |  SEX   |    EVENT       |    ROUND   |    INDIANS IN ACTION


19:05             M 100 Metres               Decathlon


19:15            W Shot Put                 Qualification


19:35            W 100 Metres Hurdles   Heptathlon


20:00            M Long Jump               Decathlon


20:05           W 1500 Metres              Heats P.U. Chithra


20:30           W Discus Throw            Qualification Group A


20:45           W High Jump                Heptathlon


20:55           W 5000 Metres             Heats


21:20           M Shot Put                  Decathlon


21:55           W Discus Throw           Qualification Group B


22:35          M 110 Metres Hurdles  Semi final


23:00          W Shot Put                  Heptathlon


23:05          M 400 Metres               Semi final


23:10          M High Jump                 Decathlon


23:35          W 400 Metres Hurdles    Semi final


00:10          M Hammer Throw           Final


(3 OCT)


00:20          W 200 Metres                  Heptathlon


(3 OCT)


01:05          W 200 Metres                    Final


(3 OCT)


01:25          M 110 Metres Hurdles        Final


(3 OCT)


01:45          M 400 Metres                     Decathlon


(3 OCT)


Day 7, October 3 (Thursday)


TIME(IST) |  SEX   |    EVENT       |    ROUND   |    INDIANS IN ACTION


19:05            M 110 Metres Hurdles   Decathlon


19:10            W Triple Jump               Qualification


20:00            M Discus Throw            Decathlon Group A


20:45            W Long Jump               Heptathlon


21:05            M Discus Throw            Decathlon Group B


21:35            M Pole Vault                  Decathlon Group A


21:50            M Shot Put                   Qualification Group A Tejinder Pal Singh Toor


22:35            M Pole Vault                  Decathlon Group B


22:40            W Javelin Throw            Heptathlon


23:10            M Shot Put                   Qualification Group B Tejinder Pal Singh Toor


00:30            M 1500 Metres              Heats Jinson Johnson


(4 OCT)


00:35            M Javelin Throw             Decathlon Group A


(4 OCT)


01:05            W Shot Put                   Final


(4 OCT)


01:30            W 1500 Metres               Semi final


(4 OCT)


01:40            M Javelin Throw             Decathlon Group B


(4 OCT)


02:20            W 400 Metres                 Final


(4 OCT)


02:35            W 800 Metres                Heptathlon


(4 OCT)


02:55            M 1500 Metres              Decathlon


(4 OCT)


Day 8, October 4 (Friday)


TIME(IST) |  SEX   |   EVENT        |           ROUND    |      INDIANS IN ACTION


22:40             M 1500 Metres            Semi final


22:45             M High Jump               Final


23:10            W 4×100 Metres Relay  Heats


23:30            W Discus Throw Final


23:35             M 4×100 Metres Relay  Heats


00:00            W 400 Metres Hurdles   Final


(5 OCT)


00:15             M 3000 Metres             Final


(5 OCT)                  Steeplechase


00:50             M 400 Metres               Final


(5 OCT)


02:00             M 20 Kilometres              Final Irfan Thodi, Devender Singh


(5 OCT)                 Race Walk


Day 9, October 5 (Saturday)


TIME(IST)  |  SEX    |     EVENT           |         ROUND    |    INDIANS IN ACTION


19:00             M Javelin Throw           Qualification Group A Shivpal Singh


19:45            W 100 Metres Hurdles   Heats


20:20            W Long Jump               Qualification


20:30            M Javelin Throw            Qualification Group B Shivpal Singh


22:25            W 4×400 Metres Relay   Heats         Indian Team


22:35            M Shot Put Final


22:55            M 4×400 Metres Relay   Heats       Indian Team


23:05           W Triple Jump                Final


23:25           W 1500 Metres               Final


23:55           W 5000 Metres               Final


00:35           W 4×100 Metres Relay    Final


(6 OCT)


00:45           M 4×100 Metres Relay    Final


(6 OCT)


02:29           M Marathon                   Final Thonakal Gopi


(6 OCT)


Day 10, October 6 (Sunday)


TIME(IST)   |   SEX    |      EVENT          |        ROUND      |    INDIANS IN ACTION


21:35             W 100 Metres Hurdles   Semi final


21:45             W Long Jump               Final


22:10             M 1500 Metres             Final


22:25             M Javelin Throw           Final


22:30             M 10,000 Metres          Final


23:20             W 100 Metres Hurdles   Final


23:45             W 4×400 Metres Relay  Final


00:00             M 4×400 Metres Relay  Final


(7 OCT)

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