Over 500 athletes to take part in National athletics meet
LAHORE— Athletics Federation of Pakistan with the cooperation of Balochistan Athletics Association is organizing 47th National Athletics Championships ( Men & Women) from May 9- 11 at Musa Stadium Quetta.
“Over 500 athletes both male and female belonging to all the affiliated units of AFP including , PAF, Navy, WAPDA, Railways, HEC, Punjab, Sindh, KPK, Balochistan, Islamabad, AJ& K, FATA & Gilgit Baltistan will show case their talent in the event”, said Muhammad Zafar, Secretary AFP here on Friday.
He said the event will help in unearthing fresh athletic talent which will be shortlisted to attend national training camp to polish their skills. “In the national premier athletic activity as many as 23 events of Men and 21 events of Women will be contested and a keen competition is likely to be witnessed during the meet “, he asserted.
He said Walking race of ( 20 KM) for Men has been included in the championships for the first time in the history of our National Athletics. “Besides this 5 km Walking Race for Women has also been included in the Women events,” he added.— APP