In Daegu, Japan, where the last World Championships were held, discus thrower Vikas Gowda and long jumper Mayookha Johny had qualified for the final round, only to finish seventh and ninth respectively.
Squad: Ashwini Akkunji, Anu Mariam Jose, Poovamma Raju, Nirmala, Anilda Thomas, Tintu Lukka (4x400m Relay); Vikas Gowda (Discus Throw); Khushbir Kaur, Irfan Thodi, Chandan Singh, Gurmeet Singh (20Km Walk); Sandeep Kumar, Basanta Rana (50Km Walk); Renjith Maheswary (Triple Jump); Sudha Singh (3000m Steeplechase).
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