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9th National Youth Championships

Bangalore, 5 July 2012

The National Youth athletics championships was introduced by the Athletics Federation of India for the first time in 2004 at Jamshedpur keeping in mind the development of youth athletics movement throughout the World.

 Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bangalore has already hosted the above championships twice, 2005 and 2007, and going to conduct it again for the third time from 13th to 15th this month.  In order to encourage more number of athletes to take advantage and participate in the above meet, the AFI fixed the cut-off-date for competitors as July 15.  It means all the athletes who are aged 18 years or under on the competition dates are eligible to take part in Youth Nationals.  However boys and girls who are aged under-16 years could not take part in the championships.

 As much as 20 events for boys and an equal number of events for girls will be conducted in the three-day meet.  Significantly the new IAAF rule changes concerning the throwing implements for girls, i.e. 3 Kg shot put and hammer as well as 500 grams javelin, will be put in to effect from the above championships.

 / AFI /

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