Para-athletics: After chaos, males’s shot put to be held once more | Extra sports activities Information

NEW DELHI: A day after the lads’s shot put occasion of the Nationwide Para-Athletics Championships was held underneath cell phone lights in Bengaluru, the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) mentioned that the occasion can be carried out once more, on Saturday.
Many cell phone torches had been switched on after sundown to allow the gamers to compete, as Sree Kanteerava Stadium plunged into darkness.
The PCI drew all-round flak for conducting the F-44 class occasion on the opening day of the 19th Nationwide Para Athletics Championships, after the competitors was shifted from Chennai to Bangalore on the final minute.
PCI secretary normal Gurcharan Singh on Thursday mentioned that shot put occasion can be carried out once more.
“Some athletes have complained to the federation. Thus, the occasion might be carried out once more. We wished to postpone the occasion from Wednesday to Thursday because it was getting darkish, however some rivals did not agree as they needed to compete within the discus throw occasion the following day,” Singh advised IANS from Bengaluru.
“Because the competing shot put athletes had agreed to proceed the officers current on the throwing area accomplished the occasion regardless of it being late within the night. The stadium is underneath development, so there isn’t a provision of floodlights,” he mentioned.
As many as 900 athletes from throughout the nation are competing within the three-day championships that began on Wednesday. There have been allegations of mismanagement as competitors was shifted from Chennai to Bengaluru resulting from a spike in coronavirus circumstances in Tamil Nadu.
It was harrowing time for athletes as they needed to rush to Bengaluru, after having reached Chennai.
“We plan to reimburse the quantity athletes have spent on journey from Chennai to Bengaluru. We’re additionally making an attempt to accommodate dad and mom and escorts accompanying the para-athletes. There may be an association of meals on the stadium,” mentioned Singh.
Whereas the throwing occasions are being organised at Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Vidyanagar Stadium is the venue for the monitor occasions.
One of many officers of the state models alleged that the nationwide governing physique is charging an entry charge of Rs.2,000 per athlete.
Singh, nonetheless, mentioned that it’s the necessary annual registration charge. “Since we keep the information of people we cost a minimal quantity yearly. There may be additionally an annual charge of Rs.2,500 that every athlete has to pay to the world physique,” he mentioned.
On the sector, 2016 Paralympic gold medallists T. Mariyapan suffered defeat within the males’s F-42 class excessive soar competitors. Salesh of Bihar was introduced winner whereas Mariyapan was second. Varun Singh Bhati, who had received bronze on the 2016 Paralympic Video games, got here third.

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