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Hima Das won the gold medal in the 400 meters at the Junior World Athletics Championships in the year 2018.
The Inter State Senior Athletics Championships will be organized by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) from June 25 to 29 in Patiala. Ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, Indian athletes, including Asian medalist Duttichand and junior world medalist Hima Das, will have their last chance to qualify for the Olympics.
Duttichand has won silver medals in the 100m and 200m at the 2018 Asian Games, while Hima Das won the gold medal in the 400m at the Junior World Championships in 2018. Athletes participating in the National Championship will have to apply by visiting the AFI website between June 10 and 18.
Duttichand has won silver medals in the 100m and 200m at the 2018 Asian Games.
Events will be held on two grounds
AFI President Adile J Sumariwala said – Due to Corona, the championship will be organized at two grounds in Patiala. 24 events will be organized at Netaji Subhash National Sports Institute, while 19 events will be organized at Panjab University Ground. All players have to make their own accommodation arrangements.
Athletes from many countries including Sri Lanka and Kazakhstan will also participate.
Sumariwala said that athletes from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Chinese Taipei, and Kazakhstan have also been invited to the Inter State Senior Athletics Championships, so that the athletes can get a better competition. At the same time, athletes from these countries can also get a chance to qualify for the Olympics.
14 athletes, including javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics.
14 athletes have qualified
So far, 14 athletes including javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics. Apart from Neeraj, Shivpal Singh has also qualified in Javelin. Apart from these, Kolotham Thodi Irfan, Bhavna Jat, Sandeep Kumar, Priyanka Goswami and Rahul Kumar have also got tickets in the 20 kilometer walk race. At the same time, Mohammad Anas, VK Vismay, Krishna Mathew and Noah Nirmal have also qualified in the 4x400m mixed relay team. Apart from these, Avinash Sable in 3000m Staple Chase and Sreeshankar Murali in Long Jump, Kamalpreet Kaur in Discus Throw have also qualified for the Olympics.