NEW DELHI (IND): The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) announced a 90 member Indian athletics team for the Commonwealth Games, to be held at New Delhi from October 3 to 14. The team consists of 46 male and 44 female athletes. The athletes for walking events are yet to be nominated, as well as the final composition of relay team members, and is expected to announce it after September 15. Indian athletes will take part in as much as 45 events at the Games. The AFI did not name anyone for women‘s pole vault due to dismal show by athletes in the recent selection meets. The Indian federation also fields a whooping 23 coaches, 7 supporting staff and 3 team officials (managers) to assist the national squad for the above Games to be played at the Indian capital for the first time in its 80-year-old history. Writes Murali Krishnan.
FRANKFURT (GER): Double olympic gold medalist Heike Drechsler will be married for second time. As leichtathletik.de writes the ceremony still needs to be held, but her new husband will be Steffen Fichtner. In time span 1984-1997 she was married with Andreas Drechsler with whom she is having a 20 years old son.
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