Bangkok: Hanumanji has been made the official mascot of the Asian Athletics Championship starting Wednesday in Bangkok. The championship is being organized to mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the subcontinental regulatory body. The Asian Athletics Federation stated on its website that Lord Hanumanji displayed extraordinary abilities in the service of Rama, including speed, strength, courage and intelligence. Apart from this his greatest ability was his immense loyalty and devotion. It said that the logo of the 25th Asian Athletics Championships 2023 represents the athletes participating in it, their skills, teamwork, agility, commitment and sportsmanship. The Indian team left from Delhi and Bangalore on Saturday night.
India hopes for a good performance in the Asian Athletics Championship
Although India’s preparations have not been ideal with several athletes failing dope tests and withdrawals ahead of the Asian Athletics Championships, the team led by shot putter Tejinder Pal Singh Toor and long jumper Murali Sreesankar is expected to do well in the event. is
Shot put player Karanveer Singh was dropped from the 54-member Indian squad after he failed an out-of-competition dope test. Anjali Devi, who made a comeback after three years due to injury and won gold in the 400m at the National Inter-Provincial Championships last month with a time of 51.48 seconds, also failed a dope test. National record holder relay runner Muhammad Anas Yahia was also dropped under mysterious circumstances though his name was in the team selected on June 22. AFI has not given the reason for his expulsion. Veteran long jumper Jaswin Aldrin, triple jumper Praveen Chitravel and javelin thrower Rohit Yadav were ruled out due to injuries. Abdullah Abubakar in triple jump and Tejaswin Shankar in decathlon and Jyoti Yaraji in women’s 100m hurdles will be medal contenders.