New Delhi, Oct 8 (UNI) Sprinter Amiya Mallick and Shot Putter Jasdeep Singh will spearhead a 58-member Indian athletic contingent challenge at the 3rd Commonwealth Youth Games which kicks off at Pune this Sunday.
Apart from Amiya and Jasdeep, India will hoping for medals from Ankit Sharma (Long Jump), Dheeraj Mishra (Triple Jump), Ejaj Ahmad (Hammer Throw), Arjun Kumar (Discus Throw) and the 4x400m relay team.
In the girl's section, Poovamma, Anu Mariam Jose (both 400m), Shrradha Ghule (Triple Jump), Kanika Kumari (Hammer Throw) and the 4x400m relay team will be the medal contenders.
Being the hosts, the Indian athletic team is the largest contingent of the games.
The Indian athletes have been training in Pune for past couple of months in order to acclimatise themselves with the Pune weather.
The athletics events of the Commonwealth Youth Games will be held from October 14th to 16 at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Sports Complex.
The squad: Boys: Amiya Kumar Mallick (100m, 200m, 4x100m), Pavan Kumar (100m, 4x100m), Parveen Kumar (400m, 4x400m), Jithin Paul (400m, 4x400m), Pankaj Dimri (800m), Manavadkar Chandrakant, Pramod Singh Patni (5000m), Bir Singh (1500m), Dileep Venugopal (4x100m), Long Jump: Sax Andrews, Jumm Buhari Azarudeen, Ankit Sharma, Rayan Rositto (4x100m), M 20.07.1992 High Jump: Nikhil Chittarasu, Navin Singh.
Triple Jump: Dheeraj Mishra, AV Babu Rakesh.
Pole Vault: Devender Shot Put: Jasdeep Singh, Sanjeev Rathi Discus Throw: Arjun Kumar, Kripal Singh Javelin Throw: Krishan Nand Tripathi, Rohit Kumar Hammer Throw: Chandradoya narayan, Ejaj Ahmed 4x400m Relay: Dharambir, Inderjeet Singh, Nishith Shetty, Anirudhha Gujjar, Kuldeep Bhonge.
Girls: Srabani Nanda (100m, 200m, 4x100m), Shilpa Chamblon (100m, 4x100m), Nirupmama Sunderraj (200m, 4x100m), Machettira Raju Poovamma ( 400m, 4x400m), Anu Marium Jose (400m, 800m, 4x400m), C Sreedharan Sindyamol (800m), Pooja Varade (1500m, 3000m), Suriya Loganathan (1500m), Muttiyil Devadasan(3000m), TJ (100mh), Govindharaj Gayathry (4x400m), Jayabal Hemashree (100m Hurdles), Long Jump: Mahadev Govindappa Aishwarya High Jump: Miachel Steny Triple Jump: Shardha Ghule, Shot Put: Manpreet Kaur, Sharmila Dey Discus Throw: Santosh Kumari, F Parmila Javelin Throw: Poonam Rani, Sofiya Kispota Hammer Throw: Kanika Kumari, Reena Kumari 4X400m Relay: Chinchu Jose, Arya Chandrika, Jauna Murmu, Bhagyashree Shirke, Rebecca Jose, Shayali Dravid UNI AB RKM DS1650