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Indian athletes depart for CWG, Asian Cross Country

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

To sharpen their skills further and get acclimatised to the conditions ahead of next month's Commonwealth Games, a four-member Indian team, including star thrower Neeraj Chopra, today departed for

National record holder triple jumper Arpinder Singh and long jumpers Nayana James and Neena Varakil also left along with Chopra, the IAAF U20 World Champion.

The Indians will camp and train at Center in till March 25th before moving to Village.

Of the 31-member team selected for CWG, Tejaswin Shankar, Indian record holder in high jump, who is currently training in US will join the Indian team later..

Other members of the team will depart in different groups later this week, according to an Federation of (AFI) release.

Center in has an IAAF approved athletics track. The facility has other required amenities as well which will help our athletes in their training. Reaching Gold Coast in advance will help athletes acclimatised with the conditions and we hope we will have good results during the Games, Radhakrishnan Nair, of said.

Meanwhile, a 13-member athletics team departed for the Asian Cross Country Championships, scheduled to be held at Guiyang, on March 15.


Senior Men- Shankar Man Thapa, Pradeep Singh Chaudhary, Arjun Kumar, Ratti Ram Saini;

Junior Men- Bahadur Patel, Shyam;

Senior Women- Sanjivani Baburao Jadhav, Lalita Babar, Swati Haridas Gadhave, Juma Khatun;

Junior Women- PoonamDinkar and Prabhjot Kaur.

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 19:15 IST