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List of Indian contingent participating in world athletics championships 2022

The United State of America has been the most successful country in the championship. There are 17 editions so far, the American has 170 Gold, 117 Silver, and 94 Bronze. The country is at number one in the overall medal table with 381 medals. Similarly, Kenya is second with 151 medals including 60 gold. India has won only a medal so far until the 17 editions. India’s record in track and field events is not so good.

The World Cup of Track and Field, ie the World Athletics Championships, is starting here in Eugene Today. It will run till July 24. For the first time in the championship’s 39-year history, it is taking place in the United State. Around 2000 athletes from 200 countries are set to participate in 50 events (49+1 teams). A 21-member contingent from India is participating in this tournament held every two years.


Indian contingent participating in the championship

  • Javelin Throw event- Neeraj Chopra, Rohit Yadav, and Annu Rani.
  • In Shot Put- Tajinder Pal Singh Toor.
  • While in 20km Race Walk – Priyanka Goswami, Sandeep Kumar.
  • In Long Jump – Murali Sreeshankar, Muhammad Anas Yahia, Jesswin Aldrin.
  • In the triple Jump Event – Abdullah Abubakar, Praveen Chitarwal, Aldhose Paul.
  • 3000m steeplechase event – Avinash Sable, Parul Chowdhury.
  • Men’s 400m Hurdle event- MP Jabir.
  • 4x400m relay event – Nirmal Tome, Rajeev Arokia, Muhammad Ajmal, Nagnathan Pandi, Rajesh Ramesh, Anas Yahia.
  • 200 m event – s. Dhanalakshmi.

India has hopes from its players to end the 19-year medal drought this time. The last and only time our country won a medal in the tournament was in 2003. Then our women long jumper Anju Bobby George won bronze in Paris by jumping 6.70 meters. This time, including Neeraj Chopra, India has medal high hopes from Indian players. Other main contenders for the medal are Murali Sreeshankar in the Long Jump and Avinash Sable in the 3000m steeplechase event.

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