Asiad Exposure Trips: Indian quarter milers to train in Poland, Chopra in Finland
New Delhi, May 14 (PTI) A 14-member Indian athletics contingent comprising of 400m specialists (men and women) will be leaving for Poland on May 16 for an intensive five-week training in the lead up to the Asian Games in Indonesia.
The athletes will be based out of Spala and will return to India on June 20. All the top athletes are expected to take part in the National Inter-State Athletics Championship to be held in Guwahati.
This tour is part of preparation of Asian Games where track and field athletes are expected to contribute a big chunk of medals for the country. However India's biggest gold medal contender Neeraj Chopra will be training in Pune.
Squad for Poland (all 400m): (Men) Rajiv Arokia, Ayyaswamy Dharun, Jithu Baby, P Kundu Muhammed, Muhammed Anas Yahiya, T Santosh Kumar
Women: Hima Das, Nithyashree A, MR Poovamma, Sarita Gayakwad, Sonia Baishya, VK Vismaya, Debashree Majumdar.
For Finland: Neeraj Chopra (Javelin)