24 Sep. 17
Chennai: India’s top track and field athletes will be in action during the 57th National Open Athletics Championships which will kick-off at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here tomorrow.
More than 900 athletes from around the country have registered for the prestigious athletics event organised by Athletics Federation of India (AFI) every year. The competition will feature 22 events each in men and women categories.
Adille J Sumariwalla, AFI President, said, “Most of the elite athletes will be competing in the championships. We are expecting some good results from this competition and hoping some new records will be created. I wish all the athletes to do their best and set new standards.”
Some of the top athletes who will be in action during the four-day meet are G Lakshmanan of Services in men’s 5000m & 10000m, national record holder in men’s 400m Mohammed Anas (Services), Uttar Pradesh’s Ajay Kumar Saroj in men’s 800m & 1500m, hurdler Siddhant Thingalaya of ONGC in men’s 110m hurdles, Punjab’s Devinder Singh Kang (men’s Javelin Throw), Asian Indoor Champion Sanjivani Jadhav of ONGC in women’s 5000m, Railway’s Neena V in women’s long jump and national record holder Annu Rani of Railways in women’s Javelin Throw.
(Event wise entry list attached)