Indian athletics team departed for Gold Coast

Vastavam web: To sharpen their skills further and get acclimatised to the conditions ahead of next month’s Commonwealth Games, a four-member Indian athletics team, including star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, today departed for Gold Coast.National record holder triple jumper Arpinder Singh and long jumpers Nayana James and Neena Varakil also left along with Chopra, the IAAF U20 World Champion.Other members of the team will depart in different groups later this week, according to an Athletics Federation of India (AFI) release.

Super Sports Center in Gold Coast has an IAAF approved athletics track. The facility has other required amenities as well which will help our athletes in their training. Reaching Gold Coast in advance will help athletes acclimatised with the conditions and we hope we will have good results during the Games, Radhakrishnan Nair, deputy chief coach of India said.Meanwhile, a 13-member athletics team departed for the Asian Cross Country Championships, scheduled to be held at Guiyang, China on March 15.