Indians to watch out for in the U20 World Championships Cali

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A strong contingent of 33 athletes will represent India in this edition with 29 from Track and 4 from Field events.

Rupal and Priya Mohan will be the most watched athletes in the 400m with Priya already having the experience of taking part in the previous edition and had also went for a short European tour.
While for Rupal this will her 1st major event outside India. Going by the form Rupal has pipped Priya both in the Fed U20 Championships and the recently held Patiala trials.
Priya off late has not been at her best with the timings but will need to comeback stronger.

Bharat Sridhar the 19-year-old will also be in his 2nd U20 Championships and will be part of the 400m. This season has not been his best right from Grand Prix 1 to the Inter States. He has gone below the 47 sec mark once at the 7th International Sprint & Relay Cup where he finished 2nd with a timing of 46.86 sec.

Last year Indian team had bagged bronze in the mixed relay which he was part of and will also be a vital part of the relay team this year as well.

Vivek Kumar is the lone Indian to qualify for the Javelin Throw. He has not crossed the 70m mark in both the Indian Open Javelin and the Fed U20 but had attained the Qualifying mark of 69.50m.

He even took part in the Khelo India Games with a (700g) Javelin and claiming the 1st spot. For him to get to the podium he needs to spear the Javelin to the 73m mark.

Selva Prabhu has been in a good form crossing the Qualifying mark (6.55m) 6 times in the 7 competitions he has participated and breaching the 16m mark twice at the Khelo India University and TN State Championships.

If he breaches the 16m mark, then there is a good chance for him to get to the podium.

In the sprint Aman Khokhar will be competing in the 100m where he qualified with the timing of 10.56sec U20 Fed Cup.
The field will not be easy for
Aman with the likes of Tebogo of Botswana who recently broke the WU20 record at World Championships will also be in the frame.

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