300 athletes to take part in Asian Grand Prix

Chennai: Around 300 athletes from the
continent will participate in the Asian Grand Prix Athletic
Championship to be held here on June 9, Organising Committee
(OC) chairman W I Davaram said.

"About 300 athletes from 40 Asian countries are expected
to take part in the meet, which will be preceded by the Indian
Grand Prix on June 8 where all the top Indian athletes would
participate," Davaram told reporters here last night.

The event would be conducted by the Tamil Nadu Athletics
Association on behalf of the Athletics Federation of India at
the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

The 83rd state athletic meet would also be conducted
alongside the two events from June 8 to 10.

"This is to give the state athletes an opportunity to
watch the top Asian athletes in action," Davaram said.

Stating that there would be 19 events in the Grand Prix,
which would be conducted under floodlights, he said
arrangements have been made to use latest equipment like photo
finish camera and electronic measurements in the meet.

"Dope test will be carried out both on and off the
field," said the OC chief.


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