Athletics federation of India has announced the squad for the Commonwealth Games scheduled in Birmingham 2022.
Aishwarya B who had a phenomenal run at the recent National Interstate will be participating in both Long Jump and Triple Jump.
India is not fielding any team in 4×400 women relay but have listed athletes for 4×100 which includes Dhanalakshmi, Hima Das, Dutee Chand, Srabani Nanda, Jilna and Simi
Dhanalakshmi will be taking part in 100m sprint while the NR holder Jyothi Yarraji who has been in exceptional form off-late makes it to 100m Hurdles
Manpreet Kaur who recently rewrote the NR in ShotPut has been selected in the team while Navjeet Kaur and Seema Punia are part of the team subject to guidelines being met in Kazakhstan/California.
The NR holder Annu Rani rightfully makes the squad while Shilpa Rani is selected subject to she receives accreditation
Experienced Sarita Singh and Manju Devi have been provisionally selected for hammer throw.
Giving company to Aishwarya is Ancy Sojan in the long jump event
Bhavna Jat and Priyanka Goswami have made the cut for 10km walk event
Indian men team will have no participation in the track events except the 3000m SC which has Avinash Sable and 4x400m relay event.
4×400 relay men comprises of Amoj Jacob, Noah Nirmal Tom, Arokia Rajiv, Md Ajmal, N Pandi, Rajesh Ramesh
Nitender Rawat will represent India in Marathon event, while Sandeep Kumar and Junior World silver medalist Amit will be participating in 10km walk
Neeraj, Manu and Rohit form a formidable javelin squad. While Tajinder Toor is selected for ShotPut subject to performance in Kazakhstan
The new era of Indian jumpers will be on show as there will be five of them at the games
NR holder M Sreeshankar, Anees Yahiya in Long Jump while Abdulla, Praveen and Eldhose are in Triple Jump.
However the NR holder Tejaswin Shankar has been ignored for the squad selection despite achieving the mark although he did it in NCAA competition and there was a lot of news around him not taking permission to skip national championships. Jeswin also missed the cut despite meeting the AFI set criteria.