Bhubaneswar: Five athletes from Odisha have found place in the Indian contingent for the Asian Athletics Championships scheduled to be held at the Kalinga Stadium here from July 6 to 9.
They are Dutee Chand, Shrabani Nanda, Amiya Mallick, Purnima Hembram and Jauna Murmu.
While Amiya, Srabani and Dutee will be competing in 100metre, 200metre and 4x100metre relay events, Jauna will compete in 400metre hurdles and Purnima will compete in heptathlon event.
“We have selected about 120 athletes for the whole team. Five athletes selected in the Indian team are from Odisha. We are taking every action to see that all the teams participate here,” informed Athletics Federation of India (AFI) Secretary C K Valson briefing reporters here today.