GP athletic meets in Kochi, Coimbatore and Chennai

April 11th, 2009 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has announced that athletes must take part in all three Grand Prix summer events next month to earn prize money awarded to the the top three finishers.
There would, however, be no prize money in relay events.

The three meets will be held down south — at Kochi (May 3), Coimbatore (May 8) and Chennai (May 14).

The athletes should route their entries to the AFI through states or sports boards by April 25. Athletes in the national camps, preparing for the 2010 Commonwealth Games, would take part in the meets.

The venues and events:

Kochi:

Men: 100m, 400m, 800m, 3000m, 110m hurdles, high jump, long jump, shot put, discus and javelin.

Women: 100m, 400m, 800m, 3000m, 100m hurdles, high jump, triple jump and discus.

Coimbatore:

Men: 200m, 400m, 1500m, 5000m, 400m hurdles, high jump, triple jump, shot put, discus, javelin and 4×100m.

Women: 200m, 400m, 1500m, 5000m, long jump, discus and 4×100m.

Chennai:

Men: 100m, 400m, 1000m, 110m hurdles, 400m hurdles, long jump, shot put, discus, javelin and 4×100m.

Women: 100m, 400m, 1000m, 100m hurdles, high jump, triple jump, discus and 4×100m.

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