CHANDIGARH, OCT 8 :The Athletic Federation of India has selected 58- member team for the third Commonwealth Youth Games beginning on October 12 in Pune, according to AFI general secretary Dr Lalit Bhanot. India had won 2 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze medals in the second edition of the Commonwealth Youth Games held in Bendigo (Australia) in 2004. Being the hosst, Indian athletic team is the largest contingent of the Games.India have bright chances of medal in the men’s long jump (Ankit Sharma: 7.36m), triple jump ( Dheeraj Mishra: 15.39m), shot put ( Jasdeep Singh: 19.91m), Hammer Throw (Ejaj Ahmad: 72.54m) , Discus Throw ( Arjun Kumar: 52.57m) and 4x400m relay and in the women’s 400m ( Poovamma, Anu Mariam Jose), triple jump ( Shrradha Ghule: 12.68m), hammer throw (Kanika Kumari) and 4x400m relay.
Athletics events will be conducted from October 14 to 16 in the main athletics stadium in the Chhatrapati Shivaji Sports Complex at Balewadi (Pune).
Doordarshan Sports will show live telecast of all the athletics events.
Indian athletic team: Boys: Amiya Kumar Mallick ( 100m, 200m, 4x100m), Pavan Kumar (100m, 4x100m), Parveen Kumar ( 400m, 4x400m), Paul Jithin ( 400m, 4x400m), Dimri Pankaj ( 800m), Manavadkar Chandrakant ( 1500m, 5000m), Bir Singh ( 1500m), Pramod Singh Patni (5000m), Dileep Venugopal ( 110 m hurdles, 4x100m), Sax Andrews Rayan (Long Jump, 4x100m), Azarudeen Buhari (Long Jump), Ankit Sharma ( long jump), Nikhil Chittarasu ( High Jump), Navin Singh (high jump), Dheeraj Mishra ( triple jump), Rakesh Babu AV (triple jump), Devender (pole vault), Jasdeep Singh (shot put), Sanjeev Rathi (shot put), Arjun Kumar (discus), Kripal Singh (discus), Krishan Nand Tripathi (javelin), Rohit Kumar (javelin), Chandradoya Narayan (hammer), Ejaj Ahmed (hammer), Inderjeet Singh (4x400m relay), Dharambir (4x400m relay), Nitish Shetty (4x400m relay), Anirudhha Gujjar (4x100m relay) , Kuldeep Bhonge (4x100m relay).
Girls: Srabani Nanda ( 100m, 200m, 4x100m), Shilpa Chamblon ( 100m, 4x100m), Nirupama Sunderraj (200m, 4x100m), Poovamma Machettira Raju ( 400m, 4x400m), Anu Mariam Jose ( 400m, 800m, 4x400m), Sindyamol C. Sreedharan ( 800m), Pooja Varade ( 1500m, 3000m), Suriya Loganathan (1500m), Thara Muttiyil Devadasan ( 3000m), Gayathry Govindharaj (100MH, TJ, 4x100m), Hemashree Jayabal ( 100 mh), Aishwarya Mahadev Govindappa (long jump), Steny Michael (high jump), Shardha Ghule (triple jump), Manpreet Kaur (shot put), Dey Sharmila (shot out), Santosh Kumari (discus), Parmila (discus), Poonam Rani (javelin), Sofiya Kispota (javelin), Kanika Kumari (hammer), Reena Kumar (hammer), Chinchu Jose ( 4X400m Relay), Arya Chandirka (4x400m relay), Jauna Mumu (4×400 m relay), Bhagyashree (4x100m relay), Rebecca Jose (4×100 m relay), Dravid Sayali (4x100m relay).