19 October 2020
New Delhi. Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Monday decided to postpone the 1st National Open Throws competition which was scheduled to be held on 26-27 October 2020 at SAI NS-NIS Patiala due to Covid-19 risk. The competition is postponed indefinitely and new dates will be announced later.
AFI President Adille J. Sumariwala said, “We consulted chief coach, high-performance director and other coaches and they expressed their concern on risk of exposure of athletes to Covid-19. After consultation with all, we have decided to postpone the throws competition until further notice,”
“We feel the conditions are still not conducive to hold a competition due to Covid-19 pandemic situation. Since it was an open competition and there was a risk for athletes travelling from outside. As I have repeatedly said earlier that for us the well-being of our athletes is of utmost importance and competitions will be held only when the situation is conducive.”