Over 500 ath­letes to take part in Na­tional ath­let­ics meet

Pakistan Observer - - SPORTS -

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

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