Kochi: Indian middle distance runner Sinimol
Paulose and Preeja Sreedharan are among the 650 contestants
who will vie for top honours in the National Open Athletics
Championships to be held here from May 15-18.
Railways will try to defend the overall title which they
won in 2008.
Paulose, who will represent Jharkhand, and S R Bindu of
Railways will participate in the 800m and 1500m events.
Besides them, the other noted athletes participating in
the competition include Sreedharan (5000/10000m), Mayookha
Johny (long jump and triple jump), Seema Antil (discus), Tintu
Luka (800m), Kavitha Rawat (1500/5000m).
In the men`s section, international Ranjith Maheswari
(triple jump), KM Binu (400m), Om Prakash (shot put), PJ Vinod
(decathlon), C Hamza (1500m) are among the prominent athletes
to be seen in action.