Anju to spearhead Indian challenge in South Asian Championships

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New Delhi, Mar 1 (UNI) Anju Bobby George will spearhead the Indian challenge in the South Asian Athletics Championships scheduled to be held in Cochin (Kerala) on March 7-8.

The selection committee of the Athletics Federation of India met today to decide on the team.

Chatoli Hamza (1500m), who has qualified for the Beijing Olympics, is expected to make a podium finish along with Amarjeet Singh (triple jump) and Ghamanda Ram (800m).

In the women's section, India will expect medals from Anju (long jump), Sinimole Jose (1500m) and Seema Antil (discuss).

Chitra Somaon, Mandeep Kaur, S Geetha, Manjeet Kaur, K Mridula and Sini Jose who will represent India in the 400m and 4x400m relay events, are also expected to be among the medals.

The Team: MEN: 100m: BG Nagraj, Ritesh Anand, Krishna Kumar Rane, Ajay Kumar Naik, Vilas Nelgund, Jamalluddin 200M: P Muthu Samy, Ritesh Anand 400M&4X400M RELAY: Virender Kumar Pankaj, P Shankar, VB Bineesh, Vinay Chaudhary, Sunil Kumar, Amreek Rana, 800M: Rameshan Rajeev, Sanjeesh Joseph, Ghamanda Ram 1500M: Ravinder, C Hamza, Pritam Bind 5000M: Surender Singh, Sandeep Batham, Santosh Patel 10000M: Surender Singh, Santosh Patel, Soji Mathew 110 M HURLDES: Krishna Mohan, P Muthu Samy 400M HURDLES: Kuldev Singh, P Shankar HIGH JUMP: Hari Shanker Roy, Beatic Starley, L Yogaraj, Elangumaran TRIPLE JUMP: Amar Jeet Singh, B Mathew, Malkiat Singh POLE VAULT: Gajanan Upadhhay, Bimin KP, LONG JUMP: Maha Singh, Pushpender Singh, Amrit Pal Singh DISCUS THROW: Simranjit Singh, Sukhbir Singh, Rambir Singh HAMMER THROW: Shanawaj Khan, Madhu Kumar, Jitender Singh JAVELIN THROW: Kashi Nath Naik, Purandar PJ, Sandeep Yadav SHOT PUT: Om Prakash, PB Giri, Sathyender Kumar Singh WOMEN: 100M&4X100M RELAY: HM Jyothi, Mandeeep Kaur, K Sowjanya, Priya PK G D Goramma, Namita Samal 200M: K Sowjanya, HM Jyothi, Poovamma MR 400M&4X400M RELAY: Chitra K Somaon, Mandeep Kaur, S Geetha, Manjeet Kaur, K Mirdula, Sini Jose 800M: Sinimole Paulose, Sushma, Bindu SR 1500M: Sinimole Paulose, Bindu SR, Priyanka Singh Patel 5000M: Kavita Raut, Preeja Sredharan, Preeti L Rao 100M HURDLES: Anuradha Biswal, Poonam Bojanna, Shreema Priyadarshini 400M HURDLES: V Leelavathy, Harpreet Kaur, Shiji John C HIGH JUMPL: Sahana Kumari, Siji N K, Sushmita Singha Roy LONG JUMP: Anju Bobby George, Mayookha Johny, JJ Shobha, Prajusha M A . DISCUS THROW: Seema Antil, Harwant Kaur, Saroj Sihag JAVELIN THROW: Suman Devi, Gurpreet Kaur SHOT PUT: Seema Antil, Saroj Sihag UNI AB VC2113

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