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*     Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has picked a 24-member team to represent the country in 14 different disciplines of the above-mentioned championships.
*     The Indian team comprises 14 men who will participate in eight different disciplines at the worlds while ten women athletes will compete six various events.
*     A 13-member support staff comprising team officials, coaches, masseurs and team doctor will also accompany the team which will depart for London in the first week of August.
*     Odisha Sports Dept Secretary Vishal Dev, who played the second most important role in the historic success of the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships at Bhubaneswar, has been named the leader of Indian squad.
*     Jauna Murmu is the only athlete from Odisha to have been included in the Indian squad.

INDIAN SQUAD:

MEN: 20km walk:
Irfan KolothumThodi, Devender Singh and Ganapathi Krishnan; 400m & 4x400m relay: Muhammed Anas Yahiya; 5000m & 10000m: LakshmananGovindnan; 110m hurdles: Siddhanth Thingalaya; Marathon: Gopi Thonakal; Javelin throw: Neeraj Chopra and Davinder Singh Kang; 4x400m Relay: Arokia Rajiv, Amoj Jacob, Kunhu Mohammed, Mohan Kumar Raja, Sachin Roby.

WOMEN: 20km walk: Khushbir Kaur; 400m & 4x400m relay: Nirmala; Heptathlon: Swapna Barman; Marathon: Monika Motiram Athare; Javelin throw: Annu Rani; 4x400m relay: Poovamma Raju Machettira, Jisna Mathew, Anilda Thomas, JaunaMurmu, Anu Raghavan.

TEAM OFFICIALS & COACHES:
Vishal Kumar Dev, IAS, (team leader); Tony Daniel (team manager), Radha Krishnan Nair (deputy chief coach), Galina Bukharina (coach), PT Usha (coach), Surendra Singh (coach), Alexander Arstybashev (coach), Raj Mohan (coach), Bahadur Singh Chauhan (coach), Anju Bobby George (coach/observer), ArunMendiratta (team doctor), Pawan Kumar (male masseur), Kinga Lidia (female masseur).

   
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