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Athletics Federation names teams for Asian Indoors and Asian Games test events

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On Thursday, the selection committee of Athletics Federation of India (AFI) announced a 13-member team that will represent India in the 8th Asian Indoor Athletics Championships, will be held in Tehran, the capital of Iran from between1 and 3 February.

The Chairman of AFI, former Olympian G. S. Randhawa also selected a 36-member contingent for the Asian Games test event competition to be held from February 11-14 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The same place will be hosting the 18th Asian Games that is scheduled to be held from August 18 to September 2.

Secretary of AFI, CK Valson, concluded saying, ‘The athletes were selected on the basis of their performances in the International and National Championships including National Junior Championships held in 2017 and confirming their present fitness levels. The team is short as we have excluded certain events due to the inexperience of our athletes on a 200m track’.

Meanwhile, the Indian contingent of cross country athletes will be participating in the 14th Asian Cross Country Championships at Guiyang, China on March 15. The yet-to-be-announced team comprise athletes based on performances at the 52nd National Cross Country Championships to be held January 14 in Goa.

Here’s a look at the team (category-wise) that will represent India at the 8th Asian Indoor Athletics Championships in Tehran, Iran:

Men:
Muhammed Sadath and Elakkya Dasan (60m),
Samsheer SE and Shree Shankar (long jump),
Arpinder Singh and Kamal Raj (triple jump),
Tajinder Singh Toor and Om Prakash Singh (shot put).

Women:
Dutee Chand (60m),
Sanjeevini Jadhav (3000m),
Nayana James and Neena Varakil (long jump),
Sheena NV (triple jump).

The Indian contingent (category-wise) for the Asian Games test event competition in Jakarta, Indonesia:

Men:
Muhammed Sadath, Elakkaya Dasan, Vidya Sagar, Anuroop John, Satnaam Singh, CH Sudhakar (4x100m relay),
Kunhu Muhammed, Jithu Baby, Jeevan KS, Sumit Kumar (4x400m relay),
Santosh Kumar T, Jabir MP (400m, 4x400m relay),
Jinson Johnson (800m),
Ajay Kumar Saroj (1500m),
G Lakshmanan (5000m),
Davinder Singh Kang and Sahil Silwal (Javelin Throw),
Tajinder Singh Toor and Om Prakash Singh (shot put, subject to the performance at Asian Indoors),
Samsheer SE and Shree Shankar (long jump),
Arpinder Singh and Kamal Raj (triple jump).

Women:
Jisna Mathew and Soniya Baishiya (400m & 4x400m relay), Debashree Majumdar, Sarita Gaikwad, Nitya Shree (4x400m relay), Hima Das (200m, 4x400m relay),
Chitra PU (1500m),
Suriya L and Sanjivani Jadhav (5000m),
Sarita P Singh (hammer throw),
Nayana James and Neena Varakil (long jump),
Sheena NV (triple jump).

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