AFI announces 32-member Indian Athletics Team for 2014 CWG
The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) announced here today a 32-member Indian athletics team for the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
India’s track and field squad, comprising of 17 women and 15 men athletes in addition to 12 coaches and three support staff, will launch their medal hunt from July 27 to August 2.
Chairman of the Selection Committee and former Olympian Mr G.S. Randhawa said, “We have selected the best medal prospects for India for the forthcoming Commonwealth Games. The selection committee has chosen a fine blend of experienced and talented youngsters and it will be interesting to see how our athletes perform against some of the world’s best in Glasgow.”
AFI President and former Olympian, Mr Adille J. Sumariwalla said,
“The previous Commonwealth Games in Delhi produced a record haul for Indian athletics. It’s always challenging to emulate success but we are sending a bunch of very talented and motivated athletes who will spare no efforts to bring glory to the nation. I extend my best wishes to all the athletes and our coaches for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.”
The first batch of Indian athletics squad comprising of 26 members, including the coaching and support staff, reached Glasgow on July 14, for acclimatisation and competitions.
Indian Athletics Team for 2014 CWG
Men: 4×400 M Relay: Rajiv Arokia Kuni Mohammed, Sachin Roby, Lalit Mathur, Jithu Baby, Jibin S; 110MH Thingalaya Siddhanth; Triple Jump Arpinder Singh; Shot Put Om Prakash; Discus Throw Vikas Gowda; Javelin Throw Ravinder Singh Khaira; Devinder Singh, Vipin Kasana; Hammer Throw Kamalpreet Singh, Chandrodaya N. Singh.
Women: 4×100 M Relay Saradha Narayan, Jyothi .H.M, Sarbani Nanda, Asha Roy, Santhini V., Merlin K. Joseph; 4×400 M Relay M R Poovamma, Tintu Luka, Debashree Majumdar, Ratandeep Kaur, Anilda Thomas, Ashwini Akkunji; High Jump Sahana Kumari; Long Jump Mayookha Jony; Discus Throw Seema Punia, Krishna Poonia; Javelin Throw Annu Rani. Tintu Luka will also be participating in 800 metres event.
Coaches and Support Staff: Bahadur Singh Chief Coach, P.K.Srivastava Manager, P.T Usha Sprint Coach, Shyam Kumar Jump Coach, Ramesh Sprint Coach (400m Women ), Vinayaikin Sprint Coach (100m), Anatoly Vardha Sprint Coach (400m Men), Shakti Singh Throw Coach (Shot Put), Shiv Gowda Throw Coach (Discus), Kashinath Throw Coach Javelin, Ankush Punia Throw Coach Discus, Virender Poonia Throw Coach Discus, Kamalpreet Walia Physiotherapist, Baibu Masseur, Andre Filimonua Recovery Expert.