New Delhi [India], January 4 (ANI): The Sports Authority of India has approved the extension of the National Camp till March 31 for 117 track and field athletes including 45 coaching and support staff in five locations across the country in preparation for the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games to be held in Birmingham and Hangzhou later this year.
The National Camps for 64 male and 53 female athletes are taking place at the Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports (Patiala), Laxmibai National College of Physical Education (Thiruvananthapuram), SAI National Centre of Excellence (Bengaluru), Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (New Delhi) and Usha School of Athletics (Balusery).
At 17 years of age, World U20 Championships Long Jump silver medalist Shaili Singh is the youngest of the campers. Seema Punia, who won her World Junior Championships Discus Throw bronze medal in 2002 and has been on the podium in each of the last four Commonwealth Games, is the most experienced athlete among the campers.
Tokyo Olympic Games Javelin Throw gold medalist Neeraj Chopra is training in Chula Vista, United States, with coach Dr. Klaus Bartonietz.
The athletes are as follows:
400m: Muhammed Anas Yahiya, Arokia Rajiv, Amoj Jacob, Noah Nirmal Tom, Naganathan Pandi, Harsh Kumar, Ayush Dabas, Vikrant Panchal, Muhammed Ajmal, Sarthak Bhambri, Kapil, Rajesh Ramesh, Karanpreet Singh and Rashid.
800m and 1500m: Manjit Singh, Ajay Kumar Saroj, Anakesh Choudhary, Krishan Kumar, Rahul, Sashi Bhushan, Abhinandan Sundaresan, Ankit and Mujmil Ameer
5000m and 10,000m: Abhishek Pal, Dharmender, Karthik Kumar and Amit Jangir
3000m Steeplechase: Avinash Sable, Shankar Lal Swami, Balakishan, Md. Nur Hassan and Atul Poonia.
400m Hurdles: Ayyasamy Dharun, MP Jabir, Santhosh Kumar, Dhaval Mahesh Utekar and Thomas Mathew.
Race Walk: Manish Singh Rawat, Sandeep Kumar, Ram Baboo, Vikas Singh, Eknath, Juned, Suraj Pawar and Amit Khatri.
Long Jump: Nirmal Sabu, Muhammed Anees, Yugant Shekhar Singh and TJ Joseph.
Triple Jump: U Karthik, Abdulla Aboobacker, Eldhose Paul and Gaily Venister Devasahayam.
Shot Put: Tejinderpal Singh Toor, Om Prakash Singh and Karanveer Singh.
Discus Throw: Abhinav, Ikram Ali Khan and Arjun Kumar.
Javelin Throw: Rohit Yadav, Sahil Silwal, Yashvir Singh, Arshdeep Singh and Abhishek Drall.
100m and 200m: Dutee Chand, S Dhanalakshmi, Hima Das, AK Daneshwari, PD Anjali, NS Simi, Kaveri Patil and Nitya Gandhe.
400m: Anjali Devi, M R Poovamma, VK Vismaya, Priya H Mohan, V Revathi, V Subha, Summy, Rachna, Nancy, R Vithya, Dandi Jyotika Sri and Jisna Mathew.
800m, 1500m and 5000m: Lili Das, PU Chitra, Chanda and Chatru Gumnaram.
5000m and 10,000m: Kavita Yadav.
Marathon: Sudha Singh.
3000m Steeplechase: Parul Chaudhary and Priti Lamba.
Race Walk: Bhawna Jat, Priyanka Goswami, Sonal Sukhwal, Ramandeep Kaur and Ravina.
Long Jump: Shaili Singh, Renu, Ancy Sojan and Pooja Saini.
Shot Put: Manpreet Kaur Sr., Abha Kathua and Kachnar Choudhary.
Discus Throw: Seema Punia, Kamalpreet Kaur, Nidhi Rani and Sunita.
Javelin Throw: Annu Rani, Kumari Sharmila and Sanjana Choudhary.
Hammer Throw: Manju Bala and Sarita R Singh.
Heptathlon: Purnima Hembram, Mareena George, Sonu Kumari and Kajal. (ANI)