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Indian athletics contingent ready to showcase their potential in Asian U20 meet « Athletics Federation of India

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Promising Rajasthan thrower Siddharth Choudhary and middle distance runner Laxita Sandilea from Gujarat are ready to showcase their potential and defend their shot put and 1500m titles in men and women’s group, respectively, during the four-day Asian U20 Athletics Championships that will commence on Wednesday in Dubai.

The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has shortlisted 60-member team, including 31 male athletes to compete at the Asian U20 meet that will also act as a qualifying event for the August 27 to 31 World U20 Athletics Championship to be held in Lima, Peru.

At the 2023 edition of Asian U20 meet held in Yecheon, Korea from June 4 to 7, Indian contingent claimed 19 medals, six of them gold. The Indian team also won seven silver and six bronze medals to finish third behind Japan and China.

N Ramesh, chief junior athletics coach, was confident of improving the overall medal tally in the 2024 edition of Asian U20 meet in Dubai.

“Last year the men’s 4x100m relay team won bronze while the 4x400m squad claimed silver,” the athletics coach added. “This time we have good chances of winning gold medals in both the relays.”

Team

Abiram Pramod (400, 4x400m relay), Aman Choudhary (4x400m relay), Anurag Singh Kaler (shot put), Bapi Hansda (400m, 4x400m relay), Dev Kumar Meena (pole vault), Dipanshu Sharma (javelin throw), Mrutyam Jayaram Dondapati (200m, 4x400m relay), Gaurav Bhaskar Bhosale (3,000m, 5,000m), Harshit Kumar (hammer throw), Himanshu (10,000m race walk), Hima Teja Vallipi (4x100m relay), Karthikeyan Soundararajan (4x100m relay), Kuldeep Kumar (pole vault), Mahendra Santa (4x100m relay), Mohd Atta Sazid (long jump), Navpreet Singh (4x400m relay), Nikhil Suhas Dhake (4x400m relay), Prateek (hammer throw), Priyanshu (1500m), Rahul Sarnaliya (1500m), Ranvir Ajay Singh (3,000m steeplechase), Ritik (discus throw), Rohan Ghosh (4x100m relay), Rohan Yadav (javelin throw), Sachin (10,000m race walk), Sahil Malik (4x400m relay), Shahnavaz Khan (long jump), Sharuk Khan (3,000m steeplechase), Siddharth Choudhary (shot put), Vikas Kumar Bind (3,000m), Vinod Singh (5,000m).

Women

Aarti (10,000m race walk), Abinaya Rajarajan (4x100m relay), Amanat Kamboj (discus throw), Anushka Yadav (hammer throw), Anushka Dattatray Kumbhar (400m, 4x400m relay), SAI Sangeetha Dodla (400m, 4x400m relay), Ekta Dey (3,000m steeplechase, 5,000m), Jeyavindhiya Jegadish (400m hurdles, 4x400m relay), Kanista Teena Maria Deva Shekhar (4x400m relay), Laxita Vinod Sandilea (800m. 1,500m), Mishthi Kajla (4x400m relay), Nandini (hammer throw), Neole Anna Cornelio (4x100m relay), Nikita Kumari (discus throw), Pavana Nagaraj (long jump, heptathlon), Prachi Ankush Devkar (3,000m), Prathiksha Yamuna Ashok Kumar (long jump), Rishika Awasthi (triple jump), Rujula Amol Bhonsle (4x100m relay), Sabita Toppo (100m hurdles, 4x100m relay), Sakshi Champalal Chavan (4x100m relay), Sandramol Sabu (4x400m relay), Shilpaben Veljibhai Dihora (3,000m), Shreeya Rajesh (400m hurdles), Siya Abhijit Sawant (4x100m relay), Sunita Devi (5,000m), Tanvi Malik (800m), Unnathi Aiyappa Bolland (100m hurdles).


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