New Delhi, July 3: The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has shortlisted a team of 23 men and 28 women athletes for the Asian Games to be held from August 18 to 2 September 2018 in Indonesia, it was announced on Tuesday.
The selection committee of AFI which met on Saturday after the conclusion of 58th National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championships in Assam, unanimously approved confirmatory trials for athletes who were not part of the national coaching camps as well as those who failed to meet the Asian Games selection guidelines in Guwahati set by AFI in advance.
“The team that will travel to Jakarta will be finalised after confirmatory trials on August 15-16. Only those athletes who were not in coaching camps will have to give confirmatory trials,” AFI President Adille J Sumariwalla said in a statement.
“However, as announced earlier, the 4x400m relay team will consist of only those athletes who were in the national coaching camps. The athletes who were exempted in advance from attending the final selection trials such as Neeraj Chopra and Seema Poonia will not be attending the confirmatory trials.” IANS