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IOA announces 524-member team for Asiad

July 03, 2018 06:44 PM

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
NEW DELHI: The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Tuesday announced a 524-member, including 247 women, contingent for the upcoming 18th Asian Games to be held from August 18 to September 2 in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia.
The contingent will see athletes from a total of 36 sports, namely Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Bowling, Canoe-Kayak (Sprint), Canoe-Kayak (Slalom), Cycling, Equestrian, Fencing, Gymnastics, Golf, Handball, Hockey, Judo, Kabaddi, Karate, Kurash, Pencak Silat, Roller Skating, Rowing, Sailing, Sambo, Sepaktakraw, Shooting, Squash, Aquatics - Swimming, Aquatics - Diving, Tennis, Taekwondo, Triathlon, Soft Tennis, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling and Wushu.
Athletics will have the highest number of representation with a total of 52 members participating.
Earlier in June 2018, the IOA had submitted a provisional list to the Sports Ministry which consisted a total of 2370 athletes and officials combined. However, the final list has now been pruned down further to 524 members, which includes the most deserving athletes who have attained the qualification criteria in their respective disciplines. In the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, the Indian contingent featured a total of 541 athletes spread across 28 disciplines. Eight new sports disciplines have been added to the contingent where the country has shown promise, namely Karate, Kurash, Pencak Silat, Roller Skating, Sambo, Sepaktakraw, Triathlon and Soft Tennis.
Congratulating the 524 athletes, Mr. Rajeev Mehta, Secretary General, IOA said, “I would like to wish all the 524 members of the Indian contingent the very best for the 18th Asian Games to be held at Jakarta Palembang 2018. The contingent has been selected keeping in mind the Indian Olympic Association's long term vision of preparing and encouraging the most deserving athletes for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics based on them attaining qualification criteria."
No. Sport/ Discipline M W Total 1 Archery 8 8 16 2 Athletics (3 Accreditation pending) 24 28 52 3 Badminton (7 Accreditation pending) 10 10 20 4 Basketball 12 12 5 Boxing 7 3 10 6 Bowling 6 0 6 Canoe-Kayak - Sprint 8 7 Canoe-Kayak - Slalom 2 2 8 Cycling 8 7 15 9 Equestrian 4 4 10 Fencing 4 4 11 Gymnastics 5 5 10 12 Golf 4 3 7 13 Handball 16 16 14 Hockey 18 18 36 15 Judo 3 3 6 16 Kabaddi 12 12 24 17 Karate 2 2 18 Kurash 8 6 14 19 Pencak Silat 13 9 22 20 Roller Skating 2 2 4 21 Rowing (4 substitutes permitted) 27 7 34 22 Sailing 4 5 9 23 Sambo 2 4 6 24 Sepaktakraw 12 12 24 25 Shooting (8 Accreditation pending) 16 12 28 26 Squash 4 4 8 Aquatics - Swimming 10 Aquatics - Diving 1 28 Tennis 6 6 12 29 Taekwondo 5 5 30 Triathlon 2 2 4 31 Soft Tennis 5 5 10 32 Table Tennis 5 5 10 33 Volleyball 14 14 28 34 Weightlifting 3 2 5 35 Wrestling 12 6 18 36 Wushu 10 3 13 Total 277 247 524 19 18th ASIAN GAMES:JAKARTA PALEMBANG 2018 Indian Contingent - Entry By Number 7 27 11.

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