Principal Correspondent :
THIRTY athletes including 17 girls and 13 boys have been selected by Sports Authority of India for its Khelo India Athletics Coaching Centre which is going to be set up at the sports complex of Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Ravi Nagar. The selection trials were held in the month of February.
The list of selected players was declared by Dr Sharad Suryawanshi, Director, Sports and Physical Education, RTMNU on Tuesday. Former national-level athlete Sayali Waghmare has been appointed as the coach. The girl athletes include Bhavyashri Mahalle, Mitali Bhoyar, Prutha Godbole, Lavanya Nagarkar, Kashish Bhagat, Jhanvi Kirudkar, Dhanlaxmi Kachre, Akansha Soudiya, Sanvi Pathak, Kavya Mayekar, Arya Kore, Priti Chavan, Shreya Jana, Viditi Meshram, Samiksha Patne, Anushka Bodile, Swati Uikey.
The boys athletes are Atharva Khope, Madhav Gupta, Adarsh Vandle, Harshal Joge, Rahil Khan, Raghav Thakre, Om Itkelwar, Sahil Lahane, Sujal Potbhare, Shrikant Ramkumar, Prerit Kavishwar, Alok Sharma and Munsif Ali.