60th Kerala State School Athletic Championship to begin today
6 days ago Explore Kerala state school athletics meet profile at Times of India for a meet record on the first day of the 62nd Kerala State Junior Athletics. The first day also saw two meet records. He set a new record of m. When the 62nd Kerala State Schools Athletics Championship. HTML framework description.
I also believe the workouts should change and must be according to the ability of the athlete rather than aiming only medals. I think a maximum of two events would be better for the kids," he said.
Though PT Usha usually criticises the workload given to the youngsters, she has fielded her several athletes in more than three events. However she refutes that it would affect the athletes negatively.
We have asked them to reduce the events for an athlete to two. However, this is not the case at present. When it comes to Usha School of Athletes, we are not giving them extra work load.
For us school athletics give good experience for the kids during their formative years. Our ultimate aim is not to win the school athletics and so the workout is far less for them.
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This has been the case for all of the athletes including Tintu and Jisna," said Usha. Anumol Thampi shrugged off her disappointment of losing in the 3, m on Saturday as she raced to her first gold in the 5,m senior category of the state school athletic championship.
Chithra, to claim the first place. It was my first race in the senior category and I had to cope with the lose for the first time. However, my coaches motivated me and it was a good race. This is the first time, Anumol attempting the event in state school meet. The result was better than the senior girls pole vault record of 3.
Ernakulam on the mark with 88 points
Anumol Thampi sets meet record in the m senior girls' category in the state school athletic championship at Thenhipalam on Sunday. We are still watching her development. Sophiya clocks the fastest The wait to know the fastest athlete of the meet had an interesting culmination as junior athlete Sophiya Sunny of Mar Basil HSS Kothamangalam sprung a surprise by clocking Usha School of Athletics athlete Sooryamol finished in the third place. In the boys category, Muhammed Ajmal of Palakkad emerged as the fastest athlete with a timing of She had earlier won gold in senior long jump.
I strongly believe the meet should have remained a four-day affair for the simple reason that it allows budding talents a breathing space between different disciplines.
Ernakulam on the mark with 88 points- The New Indian Express
By cramping up the schedule, the organisers have placed a huge burden on the young shoulders. Frankly, it would have not cost the education department much if the meet was held over four days. The important thing to note here is that the schools take care of the expenses of their athletes. I fully agree with the government decision to drop the opening and closing ceremonies. But there is no doubt that the winners should have been awarded medals.1500m Junior Boys Final - 62nd Kerala State Schools Athletics Meet 2018
Seriously, how much a medal will cost? But the value of that medal to a budding athlete is priceless. Another thing to keep in mind is that the central government and the Athletics Federation of India have placed utmost importance on young talents in the country of late. India's fine run in the recent Youth Olympics bears testimony to that.
So in that backdrop the decision of the organisers to exclude the athletes who ended up third in the district meet from competing in the state meet can only be termed a big blow to the aspirations of the hopefuls. I believe had the government or the education department taken the initiative to talk to the officials they would have happily agreed to officiate in the state meet without taking a single rupee.
A flexible or pragmatic approach would have resulted in the athletes getting ample rest and also more competitors getting a chance to showcase their skills.
I can feel the disappointment of the youngsters.