The Indian contingent comprising of 218 athletes arrived at the Gold Coast Commonwealth village to participate in the Games that begin on April 4 and will go on till April 15, 2018. The 218-member contingent includes a 31-member athletics team. The Indian athletes will camp and train at Super Sports Center in the Gold Coast till March 25 before moving to the Commonwealth Games village.
The contingent members comprising athletics, boxing, basketball, hockey, lawn bowling and shooting have reported at the Village as they arrived in batches,” an Indian Olympic Association (IOA) release said. The chef-de-mission, Vikram Singh Sisodia along with team mangers Namdev, Ajay Narang and Shiyad have set up the IOA office at the Village to help India team members a hassle-free consultation and providing day-to-day facilities.
Apart from players and officials, a seven-member delegation from the Union sports ministry lead by Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore will arrive at Gold Coast on 8th April 2018. The ministry, which had submitted a list of eight officials and the minister for the quadrennial event a few days back, got the approval from the Prime Minister’s Office on Saturday.
However, soon after their arrival, the Indian contingent was under high scrutiny by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) officials after reported findings of needles and syringes from some rooms occupied by them. Though nothing has been announced officially, Commonwealth Games Federation officials are probing a possible breach of doping protocols.
Here is a list of the final contingent from India:
Jinson Johnson (Men’s 1500m), Dharun Ayyasamy (400m, 4x400m Relay), Tejaswin Shankar (High jump), Siddharth Yadav (High Jump), Sreeshankar (Long Jump), Arpinder Singh (Triple Jump), Rakesh Babu (Triple Jump), Tajinderpal Singh Toor (Shot Put), Neeraj Chopra (Javelin Throw), Vipin Kasana (Javelin Throw), Irfan
Kolothum Thodi (20km Race Walk), Manish Singh Rawat (20km Race Walk), Muhammed Anas Yahiya (4x400m Relay), Jeevan Karekoppa Suresh (4x400m Relay), Amoj Jacob (4x400m Relay), Kunhu Mohammed (4x400m Relay), Jithu Baby (4x400m Relay), Arokiya Rajiv (4x400m Relay)
Hima Das (200m & 400m, 4x400m Relay), Suriya Longanathan (10000m), Nayana James (Long Jump), Neena Pinto (Long Jump), Seema Punia (Discus Throw), Navjeet Kaur Dhillon (Discus Throw), Purnima Hembram (Heptathlon), Soumya Baby (20km Race Walk), Khushbir Kaur (20km Race Walk), M R Poovamma (4x400m Relay), Sonia Baishya (4x400m Relay), Saritaben Laxmanbhai Gayakwad (4x400m Relay)
Amit Panghal, Gaurav Solanki, Mohammed Hussamuddin, Manish Kaushik, Manoj Kumar, Vikas Krishan, Naman Tanwar, Satish Kumar
MC Mary Kom, Pinki Rani, Laishram Sarita Devi, Lovlina Borgohain
Ranjit Singh (1000 m Time Trial), Sahil Kumar (Keirin), Manjeet Singh (Endurance Events), Sanuraj (Keirin, Sprint)
Ranjit Singh, Sahil Kumar, Manjeet Singh, Sanuraj
Deborah Herold (500m Time Trial, Sprint, Kerin), Aleena Reji (500m Time Trial, Sprint, Kerin), M Sonali Chanu (Endurance Events), T Manorama Devi (Endurance Events), Amritha Regunath (Point Race)
Deborah Herold, M Sonali Chanu, T. Manorama Devi, Amritha Reghunath
Aruna Reddy, Pranati Nayak, Pranati Das; Meghna Reddy
Ashish Kumar, Rakesh Patra, Yogeshwar Singh
Goalkeepers: Sreejesh Parattu Raveendran, Suraj Karkera
Defenders: Rupinder Pal Singh, Harmanpreet Singh, Varun Kumar, Kothajit Singh, Gurinder Singh, Amit Rohidas
Midfielders: Manpreet Singh (C), Chinglensana Singh Kangujam (VC), Sumit, Vivek Sagar Prasad
Forwards: Akashdeep Singh, S.V. Sunil, Gurjant Singh, Mandeep Singh, Lalit Upadhyay, Dilpreet Singh
Goalkeepers: Savita (VC), Rajani Etimarpu
Defenders: Deepika, Sunita Lakra, Deep Grace Ekka, Gurjit Kaur, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam
Midfielders: Monika, Namita Toppo, Nikki Pradhan, Neha Goyal, Lilima Minz
Forwards: Rani Rampal (C), Vandana Kataria, Lalremsiami, Navjot Kaur, Navneet Kaur, Poonam Rani
Deepak Kumar, Ravi Kumar, Jitu Rai, Om Prakash Mitharwal, Sanjeev Rajput, Chain Singh, Gagan Narang, Neeraj Kumar, Manavjit Singh Sandhu, Kynan Chenai, Mohammed Asab, Ankur Mittal, Smith Singh, Sheeraj Sheikh
Apurvi Chandela, Mehuli Ghosh, Manu Bhaker, Heena Sidhu, Anjum Moudgil, Tejaswini Sawant, Shreyasi Singh, Varsha Varman, Annuraj Singh, Seema Tomar, Saniya Sheikh, Maheshwari Chauhan
Virdahawal Khade, Sajan Prakash, Srihari Nataraj
Achanta Sharath Kamal, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, Soumyajit Ghosh, Harmeet Desai, Amalraj Anthony Arputharaj
Manika Batra, Mouma Das, Sutirtha Mukherjee, Madhurika Patkar, Pooja Sahasrabudhe
Gururaja, Muthupandi Raja, Deepak Lather, Sathish Sivalingam, Ragala Venkat Rahul, Vikas Thakur, Pardeep Singh, Gurdeep Singh
Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, Kumukcham Sanjita Chanu, Saraswati Rout, Vandna Gupta, Punam Yadav, Seema, Purnima Pandey.
Rahul Balasaheb Aware, Bajrang Kumar, Sushil Kumar, Somveer, Mausam Khatri, Sumit
Vinesh Phogat, Pooja Dhanda, Sakshi Malik, Divya Kakran, Kiran
Harinder Pal Sandhu, Saurav Ghosal, Vikram Malhotra
Dipika Pallikal, Joshana Chinappa
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