The team, selected by the selection committee of the Athletics Federation of India (AFI), comprises 26 women players.
Murali Sreeshankar qualifies for the upcoming World Athletics Championships in the men’s long jump event
The 24-year-old Murali, who returned to India after competing in a few competitions in Europe last month, cleared 8.41m in his very first attempt in the qualification round.
Sreeshankar is only the third Indian to secure a podium position in the Paris Diamond League 2023 event. Before him, Olympic champion javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra and discus thrower Vikas Gowda have achieved podium positions in the Diamond League.
Competing in his second competition of the season, the 24-year-old, who had won a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games last year, produced a fine performance as he missed his personal best of 8.36m by just 0.07m.
From no strength in his legs to qualify for Tokyo Olympics, read Murali Sreeshankar's inspirational story. He broke the national record of 8.26 meter long jump to qualify for the Tokyo Games.