Quarter-miler Priya Mohan will be the highlight of the Indian contingent at the World Athletics U20 Championships 2022 starting at the Estadio Pascual Guerrero in Cali, Colombia on Monday.
Priya Mohan won the bronze medal in the mixed team 4x400m relay in the last edition at Nairobi 2021. Shaili Singh, who won a silver medal in the long jump, has been ruled out after she failed to recover from a toe fracture.
India finished with three medals at the last World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi. India won a bronze in the mixed 4x400m relay and a silver each in the long jump (Shaili Singh) and 10km race walk (Amit Khatri).
After skipping last year’s event, USA, Great Britain, Germany and Australia will be back at the championships this year.
India will field 31 athletes at the Cali meet, provided they get flight tickets. The trip was delayed due to visa issues. The athletes are flying out in batches ahead of their scheduled events.
Priyanka Sikarwar (women’s 100m and 200m) and Babubhai Barjod (men’s 10km race walk) were originally in the squad but had to drop out after testing positive for COVID-19.
India have won seven medals, including two golds, at the World Athletics U20 Championships. Javelin throw ace Neeraj Chopra was the first Indian to win a world athletics U20 title at Bydgoszcz 2016 in Poland. At the Tampere 2018 meet in Finland, Hima Das bagged the 400m crown.
Where to watch World Athletics U20 Championships 2022 live in India?
Live streaming of the World Athletics U20 Championships 2022 in Cali will be available on the World Athletics YouTube channel and Facebook page. There will be no live telecast of the event on any TV channel in India.
World Athletics U20 Championships 2022: India entry list and events
Avantika Narale - 100m
Sudeshna Shivankar - 100m, 200m
Priya Mohan - 200m, 400m, 4x400m mixed relay
Agasara Nandani - 100m hurdles
Unnathi Aiyappa Bolland - 100m hurdles
Anushka Kumbhar - 400m, 4x400m relay
Rajitha Kunja - 400m, 4x400m relay
Summy - 400m, 4x400m relay
Rupal - 400m, 4x400m mixed relay
Simmy - 400m hurdles, 4x400m relay
Asha Kiran Barla - 800m
Laxita Vinod Sandilea - 800m
Supriti Kachhap - 5000m
Mansi Negi - 10km race walk
Rachna - 10km race walk
Aman Khokhar - 100m
Graceson Jeeva Amaldas - 110m hurdles
Deepak Rohilla - 400m
Rihan H - 400m, 4x400m relay
Suraj Alagar Raja - 400m, 4x400m relay
Bharath Sridhar - 400m, 4x400m mixed relay
Kapil - 4x400m relay, 4x400m mixed relay
Aryan Kashyapa - 400m hurdles
Hardeep - 400m hurdles, 4x400m relay
Pradeep Senthil Kumar - 800m
Arjun Waskale - 800m, 1500m
Rohit Kumar Yadav - 10km race walk
Selva Prabhu - triple jump
Vivek - javelin throw
Sanyam - shot put
Sawan Barwal - shot put