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MGU prone to take away qualification requirements in observe occasions for the Nationwide meet

K. Swetha said athletes had a tough time on the worn-out Maharaja’s Stadium synthetic track.

Okay. Swetha mentioned athletes had a tricky time on the worn-out Maharaja’s Stadium artificial observe.
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As Okay. Swetha neared the worn-out spots on the Maharaja’s Stadium artificial observe, she turned a bit cautious. With the highest layer off in lots of areas, athletes competing within the Mahatma Gandhi College athletics championships right here had a tricky time on the stadium.

“It was very troublesome and in the course of the race, we are able to’t see what we’re working on,” mentioned State champion Swetha from Mar Athanasius Faculty who received the 3000m steeplechase gold on Tuesday so as to add to the 5000m title she had received a day earlier.

The poor situation of the observe meant that the timings in nearly all of the occasions had been manner under the qualification requirements for the approaching Nationwide varsities championships mounted by the MG College.

“If you need higher timings, we should always have higher amenities, not such a observe,” mentioned seasoned coach George Emmanuel.

The MG College is now prone to take away its qualification requirements for the observe occasions as a particular case.

“This time, the standard of the observe shouldn’t be good and clearly in a lot of the occasions, the athletes might not have attained the qualification requirements. In that case, we might be taking first and second-placed athletes in each occasion,” Binu George Varghese, the MGU’s Director of Bodily Schooling, advised The Hindu on Tuesday.

“However there might be a single yardstick, we are going to take away the qualification normal provided that the athletes haven’t achieved the usual in a majority of occasions.”

Because the championship will transfer to a special venue, the Mar Athanasius Faculty at Kothamangalam for the jumps, throws and mixed occasions from Wednesday, the relief is prone to given to athletes just for the observe occasions.

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