The AFI has identified five states — Haryana, Rajasthan, Kerala, Karnataka and Punjab — where 400m aspirants and throwers are aplenty.
As Neeraj came to the house of Kashinath Naik and spent almost an hour with his family members, Naik had the last laugh.
The Athletics Federation of India has signed an agreement with its Iranian counterparts to 'formalise one another's support'.
The 23-year-old Chopra became only the second Indian to win an individual Olympic gold in Tokyo on Saturday when he clinched the yellow metal in javelin throw with a best effort of 87.58 m .
The AFI's appreciation of German coach Klaus Bartonietz, who helped guide javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra to gold at the Tokyo Olympics.
India named a 28-member team for the World Athletics U-20 Championships to be held in Nairobi, Kenya from August 17 to 22.
Sumariwalla pointed to Indian Grand Prix-4 and the national inter-state championship, both of which took place in Patiala last month, as ample preparation for the athletes.
AFI President Adille Sumariwalla said the coaches of both the athletes had been spoken to about their lacklustre form in the trials.
Sumariwalla also said the coaches of both athletes had been spoken to about the lacklustre form in the trials.
AFI president Adille J Sumariwalla said that the federation is looking forward to a good show by the team.
Despite Punia's demand, the current World Athletics rules on female eligibility regulations are very clear that they do not apply to field events.
Hima Das and Olympian Anju Bobby George on Saturday expressed their condolences on the demise of track legend Milkha Singh.
Kashinath Naik said that the spat between Uwe Hohn and AFI could have an impact on the mindset of athletes preparing for the Tokyo Olympics.
AFI says skipping without valid reason may result in dropping from Olympic team.
Hima and Dutee, who are yet to qualify for the Olympics, were to be a part of the 4x100m women's relay team, which was earlier planned events to be held in the two Central Asian countries.