Indian athletes all set for world championships in Moscow

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Bangalore, Aug 9: The eagerly-awaited IAAF World Championships are set to open in Moscow's historic Luzhniki Stadium on August 10 and will continue until 18 August.

A 15-member team including 8 women for walking, 4X400m relay, discuss throw, triple jump and 3000m steeplechase events will represent India in the world championships and will try their hard to win a medal at the international arena.

US based Vikas Gowda who recently won gold at the Asian Athletic Championship in July will be representing India in the discuss throw.

Triple Jump Silver medalist Renjith Maheswary

Triple Jump Silver medalist Renjith Maheswary jumps to a silver during the Asian Athletics Championships in Pune.

India's Sudha Singh and Ruth Jebet

India's Sudha Singh (R) and Ruth Jebet of Bahrain compete in 3000m Steeplechase event during the Asian Athletics Championships in Pune. Ruth won gold and Sudha won silver medal.

Poovamma at Asian Athletics Championship in Pune

Poovamma reacts as Indian team wins the 4x400 relay at the Asian Athletics Championship in Pune.

India's Nirmala, Luka Tintu Jose Anu Mariam and Poovamma

India's Nirmala, Luka Tintu Jose Anu Mariam and Poovamma celebrate after winning the gold medal in the 4x400 meter relay during the Asian Athletic Championship at the Balewadi stadium in Pune.

Vikas Gowda in the Asian Athletics Championship

Vikas Gowda in action on his way to win the gold medal for India in the discus throw in the Asian Athletics Championships in Pune.

Much confidence athlete Renjit Maheswary in triple jump and Sudha Singh in 3000m steeplechase also set for their medal hunt.

The national record holder K T Irfan will compete in the 20km race category alongside Gurmeet Singh and Chandan Singh while Khusbir Kaur will participate in the women's event.

But the nation will be on their edge to see the team of M R Poovamma, Tintu Luka, Nirmala Sheoran, and Anu Mariam Jose who will be representing India in 4x400m relay, the team had also won gold medal at the recently held Asian Athletic Championship at Pune is likely to do better at Moscow also.

A record of 206 countries have entered 1,974 athletes, who will compete over a period of 9 days at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.

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