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Indian Grand Prix-1: Participants, preview and schedule

Indian Grand Prix 1 events will begin at 3:30 pm with the men's triple jump final and ends with the women's 3000m steeplechase at 8:30 pm.

Indian Grand Prix-1: Participants, preview and schedule

Hima Das had been 6th in the CWG 2018, but that had been in 400m. This time, she has moved to 200m. (AFI)


The Bridge Desk

Updated: 29 April 2024 4:41 PM GMT

The Indian Grand Prix 1 is all set to kick off at the prestigious Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru on Tuesday. Anticipation is high as top athletes from across the nation converge to compete in nine disciplines, promising a day filled with electrifying performances and rivalries.

The event will kick off at 3:30 pm with the men's triple jump final, setting the stage for an action-packed evening of competition. The one day event will conclude with the women's 3000m steeplechase, scheduled to begin at 8:30 pm.

One of the most anticipated battles of the event is expected to unfold between Uttar Pradesh's World U20 long jump silver medalist, Shaili Singh, and Kerala's Asian medallist, Nayana James. The clash between these two formidable athletes is set to steal the spotlight, with Nayana's recent personal best of 6.67m at the Indian Open Jumps competition setting the stage for an intense match-up against Shaili, who clinched the second spot with a jump of 6.40m.

Adding to the excitement is the return of star sprinter Hima Das, who is set to make a comeback after receiving clearance from the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA). The 24-year-old, known for her explosive speed on the track, will be looking to make a statement in the women's 200m race.

Joining the fray are other notable athletes such as two-time Asian Games champion, Tajinderpal Singh Toor, and World Championships finalist javelin thrower, Manu DP. With a stellar lineup of talent across various disciplines, spectators can expect a showcase of athleticism like never before.

List of Athletes participating: Shaili Singh (Long Jump), Nayana James (Long Jump), Hima Das (200m), Tajinderpal Singh Toor (Shot Put), Manu DP (Javelin Throw), Prasad Bhoi (100m), Gurkirat Singh (100m), Shankar Lal Swami (3000m Steeplechase), Bal Kishan (3000m Steeplechase), Mohammed Afsal (800m), Srabani Nanda (100m, 200m).

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