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Thursday, September 22, 2016
Postal athletics tourney kicks off
LUDHIANA: The 31st All India Postal Athletics & Cycling Tournament-2016 kicked off atGuru Nanak Stadium on Wednesday. As many as 182 participants of 12 teams from different states, and Army Postal Services will participate in 36 events.
Athletic events were organized at Guru Nanak Stadium, and cycling competition at the velodrome of Punjab Agricultural University. On the first day, in the 1,500-metre race for men, VivekKumarof Rajasthan came first, Umesh Kuvar of Gujarat second, and R Ramesh of Andhra Pradesh third. In the 1,500-metre race for women,Ritu Dinkarof Rajasthan, SR Desai of Karnataka, and Hanha Baria of Gujarat took the first, second, and third spots respectively.
In long jump, Renu Bala of Odisha, G Lavanya of Tamil Nadu, and Manju Kumari of Rajasthan came first, second, and third respectively. In the 100-metre race for men, V Sanjay of Karnataka, Sajid NP of Kerala, and S Pandiyan ofTamil Naducame first, second, and third respectively. In the 100-metre race for women, Renu Bala of Odisha, G Navanya of Tamil Nadu, and Disha Patel of Gujarat came first, second, and third respectively.