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India names squad for 20th Asian athletics meet

PTI  New Delhi, June 22, 2013
First Published: 11:04 IST(22/6/2013) | Last Updated: 11:06 IST(22/6/2013)

Krishna Poonia, Tintu Luka and Vikas Gowda were some of the well-known athletes in the 110-member (57 men and 53 women) squad that will represent India in the upcoming 20th Asian Championships, to be held in Pune from July 3 to 7.

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Besides, there will be Preeja Sreedharan, O P Jaisha, Mayooka Johny who will be seern in action at the Balewadi Sports Complex.

In the men's 100-metre event, Renjith K G, Anirudh Kalidas Gujjar, M Vijay Kumar, Manikandan, Krishan Kumar Rane and Sameer Mon will seek to represent India.

While in the women's section of the same event, India will have Asha Roy, Merlin K Joseph, Sharadha Narayanan, Sini S, Srabani Nanda and Bhagyashree Shirke.

Renjith Maheshwari will feature for the hosts in the triple jump event.

Vikas Gowda along with two other Indians - Arjun Singh and Vikas Poonia - will be seen in action in discus throw.

Sprint queen PT Usha's protege, Luka will compete in her pet event - 88 metre.

Sreedharan and Jaisha will be part of action in three events - 1500-metre, 5000-metre and 10000-metre.

Mayookha Johny will compete in long jump along with Prajusha M A and Neena V. Mayookha will also be part of the triple jump event.

Krishna Poonia will compete in the discus throw event.


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