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Indian contingent for Asian Athletics championship announced

Sports News, June 30:- India announced a strong 95-member squad, including 47 women, for the 22nd Asian Athletics Championship to be held at the refurbished Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha from July 5 to July 9.

The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) believes that the performance of the home side will enhance the profile of track and field sport in the country.

AFI announced that the entry of seven athletes would be subject to their passing fitness trials here in Bhubaneswar ahead of AAC2017. Two women athletes, hurdler and long jumper Nayana James and triple jumper Joyline Murali Lobo as well as discus thrower Vikas Gowda, long jumper Siddharth Mohan Naik and triple jumper Karthik U would undergo trials on June 30 while high hurdler Siddhanth Thingalaya would face a trial on July 2.

-(Inputs- ANI)

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