Indian track and field athletes will bag more medals than previous Asian Games


Guwahati, June 26: India will secure more medals in track and field events in the upcoming Asian Games than the last edition in 2014, Athletics Federation of India President Adille Sumariwalla said on Tuesday.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 58th National Inter State Senior Athletics Championship, Sumariwalla also warned athletes who are training outside the national camps at undisclosed places to remain drug free or else they will be caught.
“I am sure our athletes will do better and win more medals this time in Jakarta than the 2014 Asian Games,” Sumariwalla said.
At Incheon, Indian track and field athletes had won 13 medals including two gold out of the country’s total haul of 57 medals.
“I am thankful that Guwahati is hosting this event in a short notice after we decided to shift the venue from Kolkata,” he said in the presence of Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal.