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India aim to increase medals haul in Asian junior athletics meet

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  31 May 2016 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, May 30: A 29-member Indian team will participate in the 17th Asian Junior Athletics Championships to be held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietm, from June 3-6.

A team of 27 athletes, along with coaches will leave from here on Monday. Two other promising youngsters, South Asian Games 2016 javelin champion Neeraj Chopra and 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games 400 metres bronze medallist Chandan Bauri will be heading from Spala, Poland, where they are currently training for the 2016 Olympics, an Athletics Federation of India (AFI) release said on Monday.

The Indian junior team features a good mix of promising young athletes who have made their mark at the youth level in 2015 at the Commonwealth Youth Games and Asian Youth Athletics Championships and several new faces. IANS

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