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18-member squad to represent Delhi at National Senior Athletics

New Delhi, May 27 (UNI) An 18-member squad has been selected to represent Delhi in the 48th National Senior Interstate Athletics Championships to be held at Madurai from June 15 to 18.

In the mens' section, Amit Khanna is expected to pose a strong challenge in the 100 and 200 metre events.

Vinod Kumar in triple jump is also a contender for a medal.

In the womens' section, Priyanka Bhanot (decathlon) will be a good bet for a medal while Poonam Tomar (100m, 200m) will also look forward to podium finish.

The squad: Men: Amit Khanna (100m, 200m), Sandeep Sarkaria (100 m), Nitin Kumar (200m, 400m), Gourav Tyagi (200m), Prakash Verma (800 m), Ravinder (1500 m), Punit Viz (DT), Hanuman Singh (JT), Vijender (Pole Vault), Naveen (Decathlon), Rajesh (High Jump), Mukesh Singh (Shot put), Rajeev Kumar (Long Jump), Sunil Kumar (Long Jump), R Vinod Kumar (Triple Jump), Nirvir Singh (800 m), Sandeep Dagar (DT), Praveen Sharma (DT).

Women: Priyanka Bhanot (DT), Poonam Tomar (100m, 200m), Sushma (800m), Geeta (3000m Steeple Chase), Pooja Jakhar (400m, 400m hurdles), Sunita (400m, 800m), Sandhya KJ (20KM Walk), Vipin Kumari (HT), Sushila (HT), Marian C Tharian (High Jump).


Story first published: Tuesday, May 27, 2008, 18:05 [IST]
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