Principal Correspondent :
Nagpur district athletics team named
INTERNATIONAL long distance runners Nikita Raut of Track Star Athletics Club and Prajakta Godbole of Fitness Forever Sports Club along with Shadab Pathan and Riya Dohatare, both Track Star, are part of Nagpur District Athletics Association’s team which is going to take part in the State athletics selection trials which begins at Meenatai Thakre Sports Complex, Nasik from Thursday. The selection trials is being held for Under-23 and open age groups. Medals are expected from all four athletes, hoped Dr Sharad Suryawanshi, Secretary, Nagpur District Athletics Association.
The Nagpur team is as follows: Under-23 men” Shantanu Choube (100m), Jayant Warambhe (discus throw), Pranav Ladhe (long jump [all from Om Sai Sporting Club], Amol Dhurve (triple jump), Nikhil Khobragade (800m, 1500m) [both All Pro-Track and Field)], Shadab Pathan (5000m, 10000m), Rajan Yadav (5000m, 3000m steeplechase), Sourav Tiwari (1500m, 3000m steeplechase), Sahil Madavi (100m) [all Track Star Athletics Club], Jay Lakde (100m). Under-23 women: Riya Dohatare (1500m, 3000m steeplechase, Track Star Club). Open men: Shubham Kamble (100m, 200m, Track Star Athletics Club).
Open category women: Nikita Raut (5000m, 10000m, Track Star Athletics Club), Prajakta Godbole (5000m, 10000m, Fitness Forever Sports Club). Gurudev Nagrale, President, Nagpur District Athletics Association, Nagesh Sahare, Corporator, SJ Anthony, Umesh Naidu, Ramchandra Wani, Shekhar Suryawanshi, Archana Kottewar, Prof Buntyprasad Yadav, Dr Vibekanand Singh, Ravindra Tong, Jitendra Ghordadekar, Harendra Thakre, Sunil Kapgate, Mangesh Paunikar, Amit Thakur, Chandrabhan Kolte, Vandev Thakre, Brijmohansingh Rawat, Gajanan Thakre, Gaurav Mirase and others wished the team luck.