Commonwealth Games 2018: Indian women’s relay team’s hopes run into trouble | other sports

The Indian women’s relay team is still awaiting clarity over its participation in Commonwealth Games 2018.

The Indian girls’s 4x400m relay group’s hopes on the Gold Coast Commonwealth Video games relaxation on a wing and a prayer. With the Commonwealth Video games Federation (CGF) declining to present quartermiler Vijayakumari G accreditation that doubles up as visa as a result of her entry was despatched late by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI), there is no such thing as a standby if one of many 4 runners are injured.

A six-member squad with two standbys are chosen for relays. India had picked solely 5 athletes and with Jauna Murmu pulling out as a consequence of harm and alternative Vijayakumari not getting entry, the relay group doesn’t have any harm cowl.

Vijayakumari may have made the distinction as she is the second quickest quarter-miler within the nation, behind nationwide champion Hima Das. Whereas teenager Hima clocked 51.97 secs to win the 400m on the Federation Cup in Patiala early in March, Vijayakumari timed 53.03 for silver.

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The opposite three runners — MR Poovamma, Sonia Baishya and Saritaben Gayakwad — had completed in that order behind Vijayakumari.

Commonwealth Video games Federation CEO David Grevemberg wrote to IOA saying the CGF was unable to course of its request because it was previous the deadline for accepting entries. “Due course of has been adopted by CGF in respect to implementation of deadline,” he wrote. The deadline for sending entries was March 7.

The relay group had claimed gold in 2010 CWG, however was disqualified within the 2014 Glasgow version.

In addition to Vijayakumari, Haryana excessive jumper Siddharth Yadav can even miss the Video games regardless of attaining the qualifying mark of two.25m on the Federation Cup as his entry was despatched previous the deadline. “I’ll miss a very good alternative. I had been coaching onerous and not using a coach and had achieved good outcomes. It’s disappointing,” he mentioned.

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