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AFI names teams for Asian Indoors & Asian Games test event

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Sprinter will be part of the 13-strong Indian team for the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships, while reigning Asian G Lakshmanan has been selected in the 36-member contingent for test event competition.

The 21-year-old Dutee Chand, who won a bronze each in the 100m and the 4x100m events at the Asian Championship last year, will carry India's hopes in the eighth edition of the tournament to be held in Tehran, from February 1 to 3.

was banned by the Athletics Federation of in 2014 under the but she fought her back in 2015 after challenging the decision at the of Arbitration for in Lausanne.

Lakhsmanan, who won double gold in 5,000m and 10,000m at the Asian Athletic Championships, will lead Indian challenge in test event slated from February 11 to 14 in Jakarta,

The team also comprises Davinder Singh Kang, who became the first Indian to qualify for the final round in throw in last year.

Shot putter Om Prakash Singh, who competed at the 2012 London Olympics, has been picked for the Asian Indoor championship but his selection to test event will depend on his performance in

will host the 18th Asian Games later this year from August 18 to September 2.

The teams were selected under the chairmanship of G S Randhawa, the Athletics Federation of (AFI) selection committee

After the meeting at AFI headquarter here on Wednesday, CK Valson, AFI said, "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 inexperience of our athletes on a 200m track."

Meanwhile, Indian cross country athletes will participate in the 14th Asian Cross Country Championships to be held at Guiyang, on March 15.

The team will be selected based on performance at the 52nd National Cross Country Championships to be held on Sunday in

Team for 8th Asian Indoor Athletics Championships (Tehran, Iran):

Men: & Elakkya Dasan (60m), Samsheer SE & (long jump), & (triple jump), Tajinder Singh Toor & (shot put);

Women: (60m), Sanjeevini Jadhav (3000m), & Neena Varakil (long jump), (triple jump).

Team for Asian Games test event competition (Jakarta, Indonesia):

Men: Muhammed Sadath, Elakkaya Dasan, Vidya Sagar, Anuroop John, Satnaam Singh, CH Sudhakar (4x100m relay), Kunhu Muhammed, Jithu Baby, Jeevan KS, (4x400m relay), Santosh Kumar T, (400m, 4x400m relay), Jinson Johnson (800m), (1500m), G Lakshmanan (5000m), & Sahil Silwal (Throw), Tajinder Singh Toor & (shot put, subject to the performance at Asian Indoors), Samsheer SE & (long jump), & (triple jump).

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

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 13:00 IST