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Tokyo Olympics: AFI names 26-member squad including Neeraj Chopra for the Games | Other Sports News

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The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Monday introduced a 26-member crew to compete in the Tokyo Olympics to be held from July 23 to August 8. The listing included the identify of India’s star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra.

“We are happy that the national squad is well prepared, physically and emotionally, for the Olympic Games. We are pleased that our athletes have remained in training ever since the lockdown was lifted. The federation is looking forward to a good show by the team,” stated Adille Sumariwalla, president AFI, in a launch issued on Monday.

The Tokyo Olympic Games will formally open on July 23, however monitor and area occasions will begin from July 31.

As many as 12 athletes and the 4x400m combined relay crew has achieved entry requirements laid down by World Athletics, to safe automated berths.

Dutee Chand (ladies’s 100m and 200m), MP Jabir (males’s 400m hurdles), Gurpreet Singh (males’s 50km race stroll) and Annu Rani (ladies’s javelin throw) certified for the Olympics of their respective occasions on the foundation of their world rankings factors.

The squad:

Men: Avinash Sable (3000m steeplechase); MP Jabir (400m hurdles): M Sreeshankar (lengthy soar); Tajinderpal Singh Toor (shot put); Neeraj Chopra and Shivpal Singh (javelin throw); KT Irfan, Sandeep Kumar and Rahul Rohilla (20km race stroll) and Gurpreet Singh (50km stroll); 4x400m males’s relay: Amoj Jacob, Arokia Rajiv, Muhammed Anas, Naganathan Pandi, Noah Nirmal Tom; 4x400m combined relay: Sarthak Bhambri, Alex Antony.

Women: Dutee Chand (100m and 200m); Kamalpreet Kaur and Seema Antil-Punia (discus throw) and Annu Rani (javelin throw); Bhawna Jat and Priyanka Goswami (20km race stroll) and Revathi Veeramani, Subha Venkatesan and Dhanlakshmi Sekhar (combined 4x400m relay).

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(THIS STORY HAS NOT BEEN EDITED BY INDIA07 TEAM AND IS AUTO-GENERATED FROM A SYNDICATED FEED.)

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