Indian athletic team to participate in training camp

May 30th, 2008 - 5:50 pm ICT by admin  


New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Indian middle and long distance runners will participate in a six-week training cum competition tour in London to prepare for the Beijing Olympics. The athletes will train and compete at Newham Sports Academy, which is located at the host borough of London 2012 Olympics.

The 15-member India team which left Thursday night will take part in five competitions in Britain and three European Grand Prix meets during their stay.

The Indian participation in the European circuit is also aimed to achieve Olympic Qualifying timings.

Team members:

Sajeesh Joseph, 800m, Rajeev Ramesan, 800m, Hamza Chatholi, 1500m, Paritam Bind, 1500m, Ravinder, 1500m, Surendra Singh, 5000m & 10000m, Sandip Kumar, 5000m & 10000m, Basant Bahadur Rana, 50km Walk, P.S. Jalan, 50km walk, Harminder Singh, 50km walk, Panucha Babubhai Kesharabhai, 50km walk, Chandan Singh, 50km walk, Sinimole Paulose, 800m & 1500m, Sushma Devi, 800m & 1500m, Preeja Sreedharan, 5000m & 10000m, Kavita Raut, 5000m & 10000m

Coach: Nikolai Snesarev, Harmana Ram
Support staff: Pawan Kumar

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