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Quarter-miler Jisna, triple jumper Kamalraj in team for Asian Junior Championships

23-May-2018 18:45

Quarter-miler Jisna, triple jumper Kamalraj in team for Asian Junior Championships

AFI Media
23 May 2018

New Delhi. Quarter miler Jisna Mathew, triple jumper Kamalraj Kanagraj, shot putter Ashish Bhalothia and Ashish Jhakhar are some of the top names in the 51-member Indian contingent selected for 18th Asian Junior Athletics Championships to be held at Gifu, Japan from 7-10 June 2018.

The Indian team consists of 30 junior men and 21 junior women athletes.

Having finished overall third with 17 medals that included seven gold, four silver and six bronze medals at the last edition of the championships in Vietnam two years ago, India is hopeful of improving its ranking this year as a result of rising number of talented athletes at junior level.

“We have a good number of upcoming junior athletes. A lot of these juniors are part of our core group and they train in senior camps. Sreeshankar, Jisna and Kamalraj have also competed at senior level and performed well. We are expecting a good show from our athletes in Gifu,” said CK Valson, Secretary AFI.

Jisna Mathew, a PT Usha trainee with a personal best of 52.65s, has won a senior Asian championships bronze medal and represented India at the IAAF World championships in 2017. She was also part of the Indian women’s 4x400m relay team at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

In triple jump Tamil Nadu’s Kamalraj with a personal best of 16.41 has emerged as one of the most promising junior athlete. At senior level, Kamalraj represented India at 2018 Asian Indoors in Iran earlier this year and bagged a silver medal with a jump of 16.23m.

Indian team:    

Junior Men-

1 Gurindervir Singh 4x100m
2 Akash Kumar 4x100m 
3 Prajwal Mandanna Kakera  Ravi 4x100m
4 Nithin Balakumar 4x100m
5 Saneesh Padinjarekannampally Santhosh 4x100m
6 Gaurav -- 400m, 4x400m
7 Nihal joel William 400m, 4x400m
8 Rajesh Ramesh 4x400m
9 Ayush Dabas 4x400m
10 Devender Kumar 4x400m
11 Cibbin Kumar Stanley Sowmia Kumar 4x400m
12 Anu Kumar 800m
13 Sreekiran Nandakumar 800m
14 Ankit -- 800m, 1500m
15 Ajeet Kumar 1500, 5000m
16 Sreeshankar -- long jump
17 Kamalraj Kanagaraj triple jump
18 Ashish Bhalothia Shot put
19 Sahib Singh shotput
20 Ashish Jakhar hammer throw
21 Damneet singh hammer throw
22 Gurpreet -- 5000m, 10000m
23 Kartik kumar -- 10000 m
24 Raghav -- 3000 m SC
25 Sanjay Kumar -- 10k walk
26 Juned -- 10k walk
27 Kunnel Radhakrishnan Gokul decathlon
28 Vicky Goswami 3000m SC
29 Aman -- 400m hurdles
30 Lokesh Sathyanathan long jump

Junior Women-

1 Jisna Mathew 400m, 4x400m
2 Rachna -- 400m, 4x400m
3 Subha Venkatesan 200m,400m, 4x400m
4 Nidhi Yogendra Singh 4x400m
5 Sunil Kumari 4x400m
6 Sapna Kumari 100m hurdles
7 Abhinaya Sudhakara Shetty high jump
8 Gracena  Glistus Merly high jump
9 Kiran Baliyan shot put
10 Anamika Das shot put
11 Arpandeep Kaur Bajwa discus throw
12 Durga Pramod Deore 800m, 1500m
13 Poonam Dinkar Sonune 3000m
14 Seema -- 3000m
15 Suman rani 5000m
16 Dhanusha Manju Rukmini heptathlon
17 Madhu -- heptathlon
18 Priyadarshini Suresh triple jump
19 Sandra Babu triple jump
20 Karuniya Muthuramalingam discus throw
21 Deepanshi Singh     long jump

 

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