The 2019 Asian Athletics Championships will be the 23rd edition of the Asian Athletics Championships. It is scheduled to be held in Doha, Qatar.The event will be held at the Khalifa International Stadium and will serve as the test event for the 2019 athletics World Championships which are being held at the same venue.
The event will feature a number of athletes from 63 participating countries, including a number of nations from Oceania. The Indian contingent will be hoping to build on its immensely successful performance in the 2017 edition of the Asian Athletics Championships held in Bhubaneswar, where they finished atop the medal tally with an impressive haul of 29 medals, outdoing favourites China by a considerable margin.
Towards that goal, it is essential for the Indian athletes to perform up to their true potential in the Asian championships in Doha (21-24 April). It will serve a dual purpose. If one becomes the champion that gives the athlete a straight entry into the World Championships to be held at the same venue in September-October this year. If that target is missed there would be no need to despair; they can aim for a good placing, not necessarily a podium finish, towards gathering valuable points that go into the world rankings calculations for 2020 Olympics.
An elbow injury has forced the country’s highest-ranked athlete, javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra to pull out of the team. The big names missing 800m runner Manjit Singh – both with injuries – and triple jumper Arpinder Singh, who failed to qualify. All of them were gold medalists at the Asian Games.
Also missing out due to injury is quarter-miler A. Dharun, who has been on a national record-breaking spree in the hurdles, while other Asiad silver medallists, steeple-chaser Sudha Singh and long jumper Neena Pinto, were nowhere close to their Asian Games form.
Tamil Nadu distance runner G. Lakshmanan, the last Asians’ big star in Bhubaneswar with a golden 5000-10,000m double, could not even finish among the medals in last month’s Federation Cup, the Asians’ main qualification meet.
Full Indian Schedule and result
|Athlete||Event||Date / Time||Heat / Qualification||Semi Final||Final||Rank / Medal|
|MARIMUTHU Gomathi||800m Women||21 April ; 11:00Am||2:04.96- Q||2:02.70 – 1st||Gold Medal|
|CHAUDHARY Twinkle||800m Women||21 April ; 11:10Am||2:07.00||DNQ|
|JOHNSON Jinson||800m Men||21 April ; 11:20Am||1:53.43 – Q||1:50.65 – Q||DNF|
|AFSAL Mohammed||800m Men||21 April ; 11:27Am||1:52.93 – Q||1:50.47 – Q||1:54.68||7th|
|CHITHRAVEL Praveen||Triple Jump Men||21 April ; 11:30Am||15.66m – 9th – q||NM|
|DAS Hima||400m Women||21 April ; 11:50Am||DNF||DNQ|
|Poovamma Raju||400m Women||21 April ; 11:58Am||52.46 Q||53.21 3rd||Bronze Medal|
|Muhammed Anas||400m Men||21 April ; 12:05Pm||46.46 Q||46.10 q||46.10||7th|
|RAJIV Arokia||400m Men||21 April ; 12:25Pm||46.25 Q||45.96 Q||45.37||4th|
|CHAND Dutee||100m Women||21 April ; 1:00Pm||11.28 – 1st – NR Q||11.26 – 1st – NR Q||11.44||5th|
|MANJUNATHA Arpitha||400m Hurdles Women||21 April ; 7:40 Pm||58.20s – Q||58.15||6th|
|Saritaben Laxmanbhai||400m Hurdles Women||21 April ; 7:50 Pm||58.17s – Q||57.22s – 3||Bronze Medal|
|SHARMILA Kumari||Javelin Throw Women||21 April ; 7:50 Pm||54.48||7th|
|RANI Annu||Javelin Throw Women||21 April ; 7:50 Pm||60.22||Silver Medal|
|PLLIYALIL Jabir||400m Hurdles Men||21 April ; 8:10 Pm||50.15s – Q||49.13 – 3||Bronze Medal|
|CHAUDHARY Parul||5000m Women||21 April ; 8:25 Pm||15:36.03 – 3th||Bronze Medal|
|JADHAV Sanjivani||5000m Women||21 April ; 8:25 Pm||15:14:32||4th|
|SWAMI Shakar Lal||3000m SC Men||21 April ; 10:20 Pm||8:53:02||8th|
|SABLE Avinash Mukund||3000m SC Men||21 April ; 10:20 Pm||8:30.19 – 2nd||Silver Medal|
|PAL Abhishek||10000m Men||21 April ; 11:15 Pm||29:51:28||8th|
|Murli Kumar||10000m Men||21 April ; 11:15 Pm||28:38.34 – 3rd||Bronze Medal|
|SINGH KANG Davinder||Javelin Throw Men||22 April ; 7:33 Pm||71.58|
|SINGH Shivpal||Javelin Throw Men||22 April ; 7:33 Pm||86.23 – 2nd||Silver Medal|
|Tajinder Pal Sing||Shot Put Men||22 April ; 9:16 Pm||20.22 – 1st||Gold Medal|
|India||4x400m Relay Mixed||23 April||3:16.47 – 2nd||Silver Medal|
|SAROJ Ajay Kumar||1500m Men||23 April||3:49.14 – Q||3:43.18s – 2nd||Silver Medal|
|CHAND Dutee||200m Women||23 April||23.33 – Q||23.24s- 3rd||Bronze Medal|
|CHAUDHARY Parul||3000m SC Women||23 April||10:03.43||5th|
|India||4x100m Relay Women||23 April||43.81||4th|
|Sanjivani Jadhav||10000m Women||23 April||32:44.96- 3rd||Bronze Medal|
|India||4x400m Relay Women||24 April||3:32.21- 2nd||Silver Medal|
|India||4x400m Relay Men||24 April||3:03.28s- 2nd||Silver Medal|
|Murali Gavit||5000m Men||24 April||5th|
|P U Chitra||1500m Women||24 April||4:14:56 – 1st||Gold Medal|
|Player||200m||100m Hurdles||High jump||Shot put||Long jump||Javelin throw||800 metres||Final||Rank /Medal|
|HEMBRAM Purnima||25.55 (837)||13.79 (1008)||1.68 (830)||11.58 (633)||5.99 (848)||39.70 (662)||2:28.48 (712)||5528||5th|
|BARMAN Swapna||25.79 (816)||14.00 (978)||1.83 (1016)||12.76 (711)||6.01 (835)||46.83 (799)||2:20.24 (820)||5993 – 2nd||Silver Medal|