The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) announced a 26-member team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

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The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) announced a 26-member team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Monday. The Olympic athletics events begin on July 31 and conclude on August 9. AFI President Adille J. Sumariwalla stated that the federation is anticipating a strong performance from the team.

“We are pleased that the team is physically and emotionally prepared for the Olympic Games. The world has been through a lot, and athletes have been pushed to stay in shape, maintain form, and maintain a positive attitude “Sumariwalla stated in a statement.

“We are pleased that our athletes have continued to train following the lifting of the lockdown,” he added. Sumariwalla noted the significance of as many as 12 individual athletes and our 4x400m mixed relay team meeting World Athletics’ entry standards to earn automatic berths.

Dutee Chand (women’s 100m and 200m), MP Jabir (men’s 400m hurdles), Gurpreet Singh (men’s 50km race walk), and Annu Rani (women’s Javelin Throw) have already been guaranteed entries based on their rankings.

The squad consists of:

Avinash Sable (3000m Steeplechase); MP Jabir (400m Hurdles); M Sreeshankar (Long Jump); Tajinderpal Singh Toor (Shot Put); Neeraj Chopra and Shivpal Singh (Javelin Throw); KT Irfan, Sandeep Kumar, and Rahul Rohilla (20km Walk); and Gurpreet Singh (50km Walk). Amoj Jacob, Arokia Rajiv, Muhammed Anas, Naganathan Pandi, and Noah Nirmal Tom competed in the 4x400m relay; Sarthak Bhambri and Alex Antony competed in the 4x400m mixed relay.

Women: Dutee Chand (100m and 200m); Kamalpreet Kaur and Seema Antil-Punia (Discus Throw); Bhawna Jat and Priyanka Goswami (20km Walk); Revathi Veeramani, Subha Venkatesan, and Dhanlakshmi Sekhar (Mixed 4x400m Relay).

source: ANI

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