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Neeraj Chopra To Lead India’s 37-Member Athletics Staff At Commonwealth Video games | Athletics Information

The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Thursday named 37-member athletics workforce, to be led by Olympic champion javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, for the upcoming Commonwealth Video games, with the choice committee selecting the athletes on anticipated strains with no main surprises. Out the of the 37 picked by the choice committee of the AFI, 18 are ladies, with the likes of star sprinters Hima Das and Dutee Chand getting their berths by means of the ladies’s 4x100m relay workforce.

The selectors additionally named males’s 4x400m relay workforce.

The workforce even have the likes of Avinash Sable, who broke his personal 3000m steeplechase nationwide file for the eighth time lately, in addition to Jyothi Yarraji, who broke her personal 100m NR twice final month.

It additionally has Aishwarya Babu, who smashed her personal triple soar nationwide file with shocking 14.14m effort through the current Nationwide Inter-State Championships in Chennai. Nevertheless, 200m nationwide file holder Amlan Borgohain, who received a dash double (100m and 200m) through the Nationwide Inter-State, missed the bus as he couldn’t attain the CWG qualifying customary set by the AFI. Though chosen, a few of the athletes should show their type and health earlier than the Birmingham Video games.

Veteran discus thrower Seema Punia has been given an opportunity to function in her fifth CWG contemplating her previous performances within the Video games. Her participation, nevertheless, is topic to reaching the qualifying customary set by the AFI in contest in USA.

Punia has received medal in every of the 4 CWG she has taken half earlier.

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“Seema Punia’s participation within the CWG will completely rely upon her efficiency within the USA,” AFI president Adille Sumariwalla stated.

“We’ve got allowed her to coach and compete within the USA contemplating right here previous ends in the CWG and Asian Video games,” he stated of Punia, who skipped the June 10-14 Nationwide Inter-State Senior Championships which was the qualifying occasion for CWG choice.

There will likely be three Indians within the males’s javelin throw within the Birmingham Video games with DP Manu and Rohit Yadav becoming member of Chopra. The identical is for males’s triple soar, with Abdulla Aboobacker, Praveen Chithravel and Eldhose Paul making it to the workforce.

“We’re requesting the Indian Olympic Affiliation to extend our quota by one and to help in securing accreditation for few athletes. We’ve got additionally chosen a number of topic to proving their health and type earlier than the Video games,” Sumariwalla stated.

The AFI has been given quota of 36 within the Indian workforce for the July 28 to August 8 Video games.

Shot puttter Tajinderpal Singh Toor should carry out nicely in Kazakhstan whereas Amoj Jacob has been chosen within the males’s 4x400m relay workforce topic to his restoration and health degree.

Jacob had pulled his hamstring whereas operating the final leg of the India ‘A’ workforce through the Inter-State Championships.

“Equally, discus throwers Navjeet Kaur Dhillon and Seema Antil Punia in addition to Hammer Thrower Sarita Singh should carry out in Kazakhstan or California. Race walker Bhawna Jat should show her health,” the AFI president stated.

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Nationwide file holder excessive jumper Tejaswin Shankar, who received gold on the NCAA Out of doors Monitor & Discipline Championships 2022 within the US final week with season-best efficiency of two.27m, was not picked as he didn’t participate within the Nationwide Inter-State and did nor search exemption.


The Staff: Males: Avinash Sable (3000m Steeplechase); Nitender Rawat (Marathon); M Sreeshankar and Muhammed Anees Yahiya (Lengthy Soar); Abdulla Aboobacker, Praveen Chithravel and Eldhose Paul (Triple Soar); Tajinderpal Singh Toor (Shot Put); Neeraj Chopra, DP Manu and Rohit Yadav (Javelin Throw); Sandeep Kumar and Amit Khatri (Race Strolling); Amoj Jacob, Noah Nirmal Tom, Arokia Rajiv, Muhammed Ajmal, Naganathan Pandi and Rajesh Ramesh (4x400m Relay).

Girls: S Dhanalakshmi (100m and 4x100m relay); Jyothi Yarraji (100mHurdles); Aishwarya B (Lengthy Soar and Triple Soar) and Ancy Sojan (Lengthy Soar); Manpreet Kaur (Shot Put); Navjeet Kaur Dhilllon and Seema Antil Punia (Discus Throw); Annu Rani and Shilpa Rani (Javelin Throw); Manju Bala Singh and Sarita Romit Singh (Hammer Throw); Bhawna Jat and Priyanka Goswami (Race Strolling); Hima Das, Dutee Chand, Srabani Nanda, MV Jilna and NS Simi (4x100m relay).

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