Marathon runner Ram Singh Yadav, who qualified for the London Olympics in the Standard Chartered marathon in Mumbai in January last, with a time of 2:16:59, will be put through a trial in Bangalore before being cleared finally for the Games.
The selection committee of the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) which met here on Monday cleared the 14 qualified athletes for participation in the Games with a rider on Yadav.
Yadav’s race fitness is likely to be assessed by watching him run 10,000m in Bangalore. He is currently training in Udhagamandalam.
The absence of any information regarding the current form of triple jumper Renjith Maheswary, who is currently training in Italy, is meanwhile causing some concern.
Renjith qualified for the Games by jumping 16.85m, exactly the standard required, in the Federation Cup at Patiala last April.
Since then he has competed in the three-leg Asian Grand Prix series in Thailand last May, his last competition coming on May 14 in Chonburi.
Renjith, along with long jumper Ankit Sharma and coach Evegeniy Shivili, had left for Forli, Italy on June 8 last for a training-cum-competition programme.
With many athletes complaining about lack of competition while being confined to the camps at Patiala and Bangalore, Renjith’s inactivity in a camp in Italy has provided a contrast with just over a fortnight to go for Olympics.