It is understood that one of the athletes is a high profile female quarter-miler, who has won multiple gold medals in the 4x400m relay event and was supposed to be a part of the Tokyo-bound team.
Neeraj Chopra qualified for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics in January last year in an event in South Africa during his training stint in that country.
The national record holder, however, will face Hima Das, who has decided to compete in 100m and 200m at the season’s second senior track and field event.
Hima had won gold at the World Junior championships in 400m and is also the national record holder.
. For Rajiv, the event is the culmination of a period blighted by injuries and frustrations...
The entry list is thin, but the Athletics Federation of India had expected it because of higher entry standard.