Mayookha Johny, Renjith Maheshwary Cleared for Asian Games, 4x400m Men's Team Dropped

Updated: 18 September 2014 21:30 IST

The men's 4x400m relay team couldn't make it to Incheon after they again performed below-par at the final trials on Thursday.

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File photo of Indian triple jumper Mayookha Johny.

The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Thursday cleared triple jumpers Mayookha Johny and Renjith Maheshwary for the Incheon Asian Games after they were cleared in the trials held at NIS.

However, the men's 4x400m relay team couldn't make it to Incheon after they again performed below-par at the final trials on Thursday.

Renjith, who got six attempts had the best leap of 16.61m in his fifth attempt as he crossed the 16m barrier during his last three attempts.

As far as Mayookha is concerned, her first attempt of the three was her best at 13.56m.

The men's relay quartet comprising of KJ Arun, Kunhu Mohammed, Jibin Sebastian and Rajiv Arokya clocked 3 min 07.05s which was considered below par. However, Kunhu and Arokya have qualified for the men's 400m run.

The AFI is also monitoring the fitness of shotputter Om Prakash Karhana, who had twisted his ankle during a warm-up at the fitness trials held on September 15. The shot put event will commence from October 2 and the Federation will take a decision after reviewing his medical report next week.

Topics : Athletics Asian Games 2014
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