Tokyo Olympics qualification: Indians fancy probabilities at Qosanov athletics

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File photograph of Dutee Chand.

Elite Indian athletes, together with the nationwide girls’s 4×100 metres relay staff, aiming to make the minimize for the upcoming Olympics Video games are waiting for compete in subsequent month’s Qosanov Memorial meet in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

The 2-day competitors, an Olympic qualifying occasion, is scheduled to be held on June 19 and 20 and is a part of the World Athletics continental tour sequence.

“It could be alternative for the highest Indian athletes in the event that they get an opportunity to compete in Kazakhstan. Now we have probability to qualify for the Olympics within the girls’s 4x100m relay,” a nationwide staff coach advised IANS.

Whereas the coaches and athletes are hopeful of competing within the Asian circuit, escalating coronavirus instances in India prevented the core group of athletes to compete on the European circuit this month.

“The scenario is altering so quickly as a result of pandemic in India that we can’t assure competing on the worldwide degree. The nationwide males’s 4x400m and girls’s 4×100 relay squads could not compete within the World Relays on Could 1 and a couple of in Chorzow, Poland, on account of journey restrictions by the Netherlands authorities,” mentioned the coach.

Final month, javelin throwers, together with Neeraj Chopra, could not journey to Europe for a training-cum-competition programme.

The Athletics Federation of India had shortlisted six high girls’s sprinters, together with nationwide champion S Dhanalakshmi and Dutee Chand, for the relay staff.

“Because the high two runners within the staff have sub-11.50 seconds time for 100m we stand probability to qualify for the Olympics,” AFI president Adille Sumariwalla had mentioned.

Archana Suseendran, Hima Das, T Daneshwari and Himashree Roy are the opposite sprinters within the 4x100m squad.

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