NEW DELHI: The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has selected a 13-member Indian team for the eighth Asian Indoor Athletics championship to be held in Tehran from February 1 to 3.
The selection committee, with Olympian Gurbachan Singh Randhawa as the chairman, has also selected a 36-member squad to compete in the Asian Games Test event in Jakarta from Feb. 11 to 14.
Jakarta is scheduled to host the 18th Asian Games from Aug. 18 to Sept. 2.
The secretary of the AFI, C.K. Valson, stated that the athletes were selected on the basis of performances in international and national events including the national junior championship.
“The team is short as we have excluded certain events due to inexperience of our athletes on a 200m track,” Valson said.
The team for the 14th Asian Cross Country championship to be held in Guiyang, China, on March 15, will be named on the basis of the performance in the 52nd National Cross Country championship to be held in Goa on January 14.
Asian Indoors, Tehran: Men: Muhammad Sadath, Elakkya Dasan, S.E. Samsheer, Shree Shankar, Arpinder Singh, Kamal Raj, Tajinder Singh Toor, Om Prakash Singh. Women: Dutee Chand, Sanjeevini Jadhav, Nayana James, Neena Varakil, N.V. Sheena.
Asian Games Test event, Jakarta: Men: Muhammed Sadath, Elakkaya Dasan, Vidya Sagar, Anuropop John, Satnaam Singh, Ch. Sudhakar, Kunhu Muhammed, Jithu Baby, K.S. Jeevan, Sumit Kumar, T. Santosh Kumar, M.P. Jabir, Jinson Johnson, Ajay Kumar Saroj, G. Lakshmanan, Davinder Singh Kang, Sahil Silwal, Tajinder Singh Toor, Om Prakash Singh, S.E. Samsheer, Shree Shankar, Arpinder Singh, Kamal Raj.
Women: Jisna Mathew, Soniya Baishiya, Debashree Majumdar, Sarita Gaikwad, Nitya Shree, Hima Das, P.U. Chitra, L. Suriya, Sanjivani Jadhav, Sarita P. Singh, Nayana James, Neena Varakil, N.V. Sheena.