The team for the Continental Indoor Championships, including 9 men and 8 women athletes, is a blend of experience and promising youngsters.
     
Led by Asian champion in long jump Mayookha Johny, the reigning champion in the men's shot put Omprakash Kharana, and the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games record-holder in high jump Tejaswin Shankar, the Indian team will be participating in a total of 12 events at the Aspire Academy Sports complex.
     
India won just one gold medal from four participants in the previous edition which was held in Hangzhou, China. This time, the Indian athletes will be competing in six events for men (800m, 3000m, high jump, long jump, triple jump and shot put) and six events for women (60m, 60mH, 1500m, high jump, long jump and shot put).
     
The Athletics Federation of India President Adille J. Sumariwalla, said, "The 7th Asian Indoor Championship is an important competition for our team to qualify for the Rio Olympics and also get good competition exposure for their build-up for other future competitions.

 

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