Karate Association of India names Indian team for Asian Games

The selection trials were held at the MP state karate academy in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday.

The team is currently training under chief coach Ahmad Safi of Iran. (Representative Images)   -  AFP

Karate Association of India (KAI) on Wednesday announced an eight-member Indian squad for the prestigious Asian Games to be held at Jakarta, Indonesia from August 18 to September 2.

The selection trials were held at the MP state karate academy in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday.

The team is currently training under chief coach Ahmad Safi of Iran who and is being assisted by national coaches Jaidev Sharma, Ratan Gambhir, S Ravi and Sawan Kumar at national coaching camp at Bhopal.

Squad:

Men’s Individual Kumite:

Pranay Sharma of Delhi (60 Kg), Anmol Singh of Haryana (67 Kg), Sharath J. of Karnataka (75 Kg), Vishal of Haryana (84 Kg).

Women’s Individual Kumite:

Nidhi Nanhet of Madhya Pradesh (50 Kg), Supriya Jatav of Madhya Pradesh (55 Kg), N Harsha of Tamilnadu (61 Kg) and Johny Mangkhaiya of Arunachal Pradesh (68 Kg).