PRESS RELEASE : AFI announced new season-opening Throws and Jumps meets in the annual calendar

AFI Media

New Delhi, February 5: Athletics Federation of India today announced a carefully-crafted 25-meet annual competition calendar, including a new open Throws and Jumps competitions respectively, to ensure that the nation’s track and field athletes across age groups get the opportunities to showcase their talent.

“We are keen to build on the attention that Neeraj Chopra’s gold medal in the Olympic Games has got for athletics in India,” AFI President Adille J. Sumariwalla said. “The annual calendar has been designed to give our athletes every chance to qualify and prepare for international events like the World Championships, Commonwealth Games and Asian Games.”

Mr. Sumariwalla said that it was with this in mind that the Federation has decided to add a National Open Throws Competition in Delhi on February 26 and a National Open Jumps Competition in Thiruvananthapuram on March 1. “We will continue to organise the National Javelin Throw Competition and look forward to marking Neeraj’s Olympic gold with the National Javelin Day events in all States and Union Territories on August 7,” he said.

The AFI President said that slots had been earmarked for district meets (March 1 to 31), State meets (April 1 to May 25) and Sports Board meets (August 1 to 30).