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More sports News: The prestigious Kerala State Schools Athletics Championships has been advanced from usual December to October. Lifts championship title at National Schools Meet for record 17th year in a row. School or other sports divisions and hostels run by the Kerala State Sports Council. In a message issued here, Sports Minister Thiruvanchoor. Leading District For Overall Championship. Rank. District Name. Category Wise Point. Sub Junior. Junior. Senior. Total. Boys, Girls, Boys, Girls, Boys, Girls.
Competitions are being held in Under and Under categories for girls and boys. Winners will be presented with medals and certificates. John Toffi of Gurukulam Public School, Venginissery, Thrissur, who came first in metre race in boys under 14 category. Apart from the Best Athlete and Team Championship and trophies in each category, there will be an Overall Championship for the winning team. Best Performance trophy will be given to the best team in the March Past held during the inaugural day.
Prizes will be presented to the winners at the valedictory function at 4 pm on Wednesday. Apart from losing out in sports quota admissions, these students could not also get representation in various sports initiatives like the operation Olympia. Students in the state syllabus are able to take part in national school competitions. Unlike them, these students are not getting the exposure they deserve in the sports field. The on-going meet is one of the many steps being initiated towards addressing this grievance.
School Athletics Meet: Ernakulam leads on Day 1 with 7 golds
Competitions in other disciplines will also be conducted in the due course. The district-level meets were completed by January 29 and the top two athletes from each event qualified for the state meet.
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Sreya M George of Carmel School, Vazhakkulam, Ernakulam, who came first in high jump girls under 17 category As many as 14 lakh children are studying in these institutions.
However, these students are not getting the exposure they deserve in the sports field. Several of the athletes won us points. However, the new athletes did not perform as I expected," she added.
We did not perform well the previous year and we had planned earlier to better it. The long distance runners and jumpers did exceptionally well for us and gave us a good boost.
It was a sweet revenge for the Commonwealth Youth Games bronze medalist to win the race as Babitha had defeated Abitha in the 1,m race on Monday. Abitha bettered her academy mate Jessy Joseph's year-old record of 2: Another upcoming middle distance runner, Chandini C of Palakkad bagged her third gold with a timing of 2: The other gold medals of Chandini were in 1,m, m and m. Athulya is the state record holder but her personal best of 2: In the m junior girls category, Ancy Sojan clinched her second gold medal in style in a photo finish defeating Anjali PD.
Ancy won the long jump gold also earlier. Sooryamol of Usha School finished third. In the sub-junior girls m race, Elga Thomas of Usha clinched her third gold.
Bibin George had no opposition in his senior boys' m as the star from Mar Basil HSS said farewell to the school athletic meet with a triple gold glory. The athlete also won 1,m and 5,m races earlier.
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Mohammed Ajmal was another star of the day as he made it a double gold in sprint with his first place in the m senior boys' event. Jishna smashes national record Jishna M.
It was a surprising result as she defeated Gayathri Sivakumar of Ernakulam in a close encounter in which saw both bettering their personal best and state records. With both clearing 1. She also had a try on 1. But she is hardworking girl and was able to do the best here.