The 17th IAAF World Indoor Championships in Athletics is being held from 1 to 4 March 2018 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. This is the city’s second hosting of the event as it previously did so in 2003.The event takes place at the National Indoor Arena with seating for 8,000 spectators.
India has sent only one athlete Siddhanth Thingalaya in 60m hurdle. He will compete in heat 5 along with 7 other athletes. 60m Hurdle will take place on 3rd March 2018. In the last edition of Indoor Athletics championship, Dutee Chand represented India in women 60m event. she finished heats with brilliant timing of 7.30sec, she qualified for semifinal as top 3 fastest loser.She was 21st among 45 athletes. But in Semi Final she couldn’t continue her good run, finish last in her heat and 23 overall.
Result of Indian contingent at World Indoor Championship 2018 –
|Siddhanth Thingalaya||Men’s 60m hurdles||7.93 – 6th||Did not Qualify|