6 athletes qualify for zonal trials
GUWAHATI, Feb 4: 6 young athletes were selected from the zonal trials of Guwahati for NYCS GAILRAFTAR season ll. The event was part of the initiative taken by National Yuva Cooperative Society (NYCS) as part of their nationwide campaign to find out talented athletes for 2020 and 2024 Olympics.
Athletes from Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura participated in the Guwahati zonal trials and 6 young athletes got selected. The shortlisted kids will compete with the other selected athletes in the national trials to be held in New Delhi.
NYCS GAIL Raftaar is a Pan India Athletic Talent Scouting program that spots, screens, selects and nurtures budding athletic talent from every corner of the country and prepares them to meet the nation’s dream of glory in the coming 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games. It is supported by GAIL (India) Limited and executed by the National Yuva Cooperative Society among the age group of 11-17 years in 100m, 200m and 400m track events.
Altogether 9 athletes will be selected after the end of the national trials and they will be provided with a world class coaching. The National Selection Committee for this season will be headed by the legendary P.T. Usha and Sriram Singh along with other eminent members like Olympians Rachita Mistry, Anuradha Biswal, Asian and Commonwealth Games medalist Kavita Raut and V. Murlidharan. The committee will be responsible for creating the selection criteria for the program and developing the training plan and module for the selected athletes at the National Level.