National Athletics championship to begin from Tomorrow
By Abha Manakatala - Thu Jul 09, 11:15 am
The 55th National inter-state athletics championship will begin in Chennai tomorrow..
The big names of Indian athletics will be vying for top honours at the four-day event at the Jawaharlal Nehru floodlight stadium.
This tournament, which will also serve as a selection trials, is the last chance for the Indian athletes to earn a place at the World Championship, scheduled for August 22-30 in Beijing.
So far nine athletes in 20km walk (Basant Bahadur Rana, Devernder Singh, KT Irfan, Gurmeet Singh, K Ganapathy, Baljinder Singh, Chandan Singh, Manish Rawat and Sandeep Kumar) have already qualified for the prestigious event.