World Athletics Indoor Championships 2024: Jeswin Aldrin & Praveen Chithravel lead India's charge at Glasgow

Jeswin Aldrin & Praveen Chithravel are the lone participants to spearhead the Indian challenge at the World Athletics Indoor Championships.

Jeswin Aldrin in a file photo (Instagram - @jeswin_aldrin_)
By Soumya | Feb 29, 2024 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

After a fruitful outing at the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships 2024, the Indian contingent now sets its sights on the World Athletics Indoor Championships, which will be held in Glasgow, Scotland, between March 1 and 3.

India had signed off their campaign at the Asian Indoor Championships with four medals – three gold and one silver. Ace shot putter Tajinderpal Singh Toor, hurdler Jyothi Yarraji and middle-distance runner Harmilan Bains ended on the top of the podium, while Ankita secured a silver in the women’s 3000m race.

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Jeswin Aldrin and Praveen Chithravel are the sole representatives from India participating in the World Athletics Indoor Championships 2024. They aim to kick off the Olympic year with a strong start, striving to make a significant impact at the beginning of the season and earn valuable ranking points.

None of the medallists at the Asian meet, or other fancied athletes like long jumper Murali Sreeshankar will be in action at the global event. But Jeswin and Praveen will both eye impressive outings in the lead-up to other major events.

For Jeswin, the Worlds Meet offers a golden opportunity to make the Paris Olympic Games 2024 cut, and he will be striving hard to achieve that mark.

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The previous edition of the World Athletics Indoor Championships took place in Belgrade, Serbia in 2022. Three Indians – Murali Sreeshankar, Dutee Chand and Tajinderpal Singh Toor had taken part in the meet. But they could not garner any medals.

Indian athlete’s schedule

  • Men’s long jump final (Jeswin Aldrin in action): Saturday, March 2, 3:30 pm IST
  • Men’s triple jump final (Praveen Chithravel in action): Sunday, March 3, 1:10 am IST (late Saturday night)

Where to watch the World Athletics Indoor Championships 2024?

Indian athletics fans can tune in to watch Jeswin and Praveen’s impressive performance on the Inside Track channel on the World Athletics website.

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