For Asian Games sprinter Amlan Borgohain will be in Indian team

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For Asian Games sprinter Amlan Borgohain will be in Indian team

New Delhi: India’s top sprinter Amlan Borgohain will be included in the Indian team for the Asian Games after he was left out of the preliminary list of participants released by the Sports Ministry, the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) said. President Addille Sumariwalla said on Monday.
Borgohain’s name was missing from the 65-member athletics team for the Asian Games released by the sports ministry a few days ago, but Sumariwalla said it was because the Assam athlete was named by the AFI for the Hangzhou Games. Couldn’t touch the qualifying time.
Borgohain won gold in the men’s 200m at the National Inter-State Championships in Bhubaneswar in June, which served as a qualifying event for the Asian Games. But his performance of 20.71 seconds fell short of the Asian Games qualification mark of 20.61 seconds.
“Yes, he (Borgohain) is in the team. His name will be in the new list,” Samriwalla told PTI.

Amlan Borgohain, 25, holds the men’s 200m national record of 20.52 seconds. He is also the national record holder for 100 meters with a time of 10.25 seconds.
According to the list released by the Sports Ministry a few days ago, athletics contributed the most — 65 — to the Indian team of 634 for the Asian Games.

Track and field athletes won 20 medals (8 gold, 9 silver, 3 bronze) out of India’s total of 70 medals at the 2018 Asian Games.
Earlier, the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) had requested the sports ministry to allow three shotgun shooters — skeet shooter Angad Veer Singh Bajwa and women’s trap shooters Manisha Keer and Preeti Rajak — to the Asian Games. Be included in the team to boost the country’s medal hopes. continental phenomenon.

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