The Indian Army team emerged champions in the 19th Federation Cup national senior athletic championship, scoring 123.5 points at the end of the four-day event at the Mangala stadium on Monday
19th Federation Cup national senior athletic championship :
- Venue : Mangala stadium,Mangalore,Karnataka
- The overall championships :
- First Place – Indian Army Team – 123.5 points
- Second Place – Tamil Nadu – 114 Points (Men team contributed only 48 points where as Women team contributed 66 points )
The Overall Women’s championships :
- First Place – Kerala – 86 Points
- Second Place – Karnataka – 68 Points
- Third Place – Tamil Nadu – 66 Points
Best athlete award in the men’s category
- Inderjeet Singh – Haryana
- He was awarded for his stupendous toss in the shot put event, which helped him qualify for the Rio Olympics in 2016.
- He also awarded Rs.25000 cash award
- Javelin thrower Devender Singh of Army also awarded Rs 25000 Cash award.
- Best athlete award in the Women’s category
- Srabani Nanda – Odisha – who equaled her Personal best of 11.59 secs in 100m in the women’s section.
Other Winners :
- 100m hurdles (women): Gayathry, Tamil Nadu (13.67s)
- 400m race (men): Arokya Rajeev, Army (46.24s)
- 400m race (women): M R Poovamma
- 200m race (men): Dharmbir, Haryana (20.87s)
- 200m race (women): Srabani Nanda, Odisha (23.67s)
- 4x100m relay (women): Karnataka (47.20s)
- 4x400m relay (women): West Bengal (3:46.08)
- 4x400m relay (men): Army (3:11.48)
The Athletics Federation of India :
- 19th Federation Cup national senior athletic championship conducted by the Athletics Federation of India
- The Athletics Federation of India is the apex body for running and managing athletics in India
- Affiliated to the IAAF, AAA and Indian Olympic Association.
- Established in the year 1946.
- AFI President – Mr Adille J Sumariwalla
- It organises the National Championships, trains the Indian Athletics National Campers, selects the Indian Athletics Teams for various international competitions, including the Olympics, Asian Games, CWG, IAAF World Championships, Asian Championships and other international meets, conducts the National Championships for various age categories.