Vikas Gowda, Tintu Luka in India's Athletics Team for Asian Games

Vikas Gowda won gold in discus throw in the recently concluded Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Triple Jumper Arpinder Singh is also named in the 56-member Indian team.

updated: August 21, 2014 12:17 IST
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Vikas Shive Gowda celebrates after winning gold in discus throw in 2014 CWG.


New Delhi: Strong medal prospects Arpinder Singh, Vikas Gowda and Tintu Luka were on Wednesday named in the 56-member Indian athletics team, which included 30 women, for next month's Asian Games in South Korea.

Siddhanth Thingalaya, who won gold in 110m hurdles in recently concluded Federation Cup Senior National Athletics Championships with a national record-equalling 13.65secs effort, discus throwers Krishna Poonia and Seema Punia, 400m runner MR Poovamma were also some of the other medal prospects who found place in the Incheon-bound team.

20km race walker Gurmeet Singh, who won a bronze in the Asian Championships earlier this year, and Glasgow Commonwealth Games participant hammer thrower Kamalpreet Singh have failed to get the nod of the selection committee of the Athletics Federation of India.

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