Indians Fail to Impress at Athletics Meet in Kazakhstan


Discus thrower Navjeet Kaur Dhillon didn’t impress, although she received a gold, within the Qosanov Memorial Athletics Meet right here on Saturday, placing a query mark over her Commonwealth Video games choice.

Dhillon received the occasion with a finest throw of 56.24m. She had received gold within the Nationwide Inter-State Championships (June 10-14) in Chennai with a finest effort of 55.67m.

Dhillon was included within the 36-member Indian athletics staff on June 16, with the rider of “topic to pointers achieved in Kazakhstan” in opposition to her title. The CWG qualifying pointers ready by Athletics Federation of India (AFI) is 58.00m for girls’s discus throw.

It’s to be seen what the AFI will do in case of Dhillon, who had hurled the discus previous the CWG qualifying customary with an effort of 58.03m whereas profitable gold within the Indian Grand Prix in Bhubaneswar in Might.

The AFI had included 5 extra athletes — excessive jumper Tejaswin Shankar, marathoners Srinu Bugatha and Anish Thapa, heptathlete Swapna Barman and 4x100m runner MV Jilna — within the staff, topic to Indian Olympic Affiliation growing the quota for FI to greater than the at the moment allotted 36.

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Shot putter Manpreet Kaur, who has been named within the CWG staff, disenchanted by ending third with a beneath par 14.24m effort in her fourth try. That was her lone authorized throw. She had set a nationwide document of 18.06m within the Nationwide Inter-State Championships in Chennai earlier this month. She returned to competitors final 12 months after serving a four-year ban for flunking dope checks.

Abha Khatua, who completed third within the Nationwide Inter-State Championships, received the occasion with a finest throw of 16.71m.

A number of Indian athletes, together with star sprinter Hima Das, didn’t begin their occasions. Hima couldn’t journey to Kazakhstan on account of visa points. Greater than 20 Indian athletes are collaborating within the two-day meet of their bid to attain World Championships (July 15-24) and CWG qualification requirements.

The deadline for World Championships qualification is Sunday.

On Sunday, the likes of shot putter Tajinderpal Singh Toor and hammer thrower Sarita Singh are scheduled to compete. Sarita has been included within the CWG staff “topic to pointers achieved in Kazakhstan.

Toor’s CWG participation may even rely on “topic to efficiency in Kazakhstan”.

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