57th Kerala State Junior Athletics Championship
It is Palakkad once again!
Palakkad retained the overall championship in the 57th Kerala State Junior Athletics Championship concluded here at the Maharajas College Stadium, Kochi. In a thrilling finish the reigning champions once again pushed the hosts, the former champions into second position. Final point tally was as follows: Palakkad 573.33002 Ernakulam538 and Kottayam. 347.5
Worshipful Mayor of Kochi was te Guest of Honour for the Valedictory function and gave away the trophies to the winners.
Worshipful Mayof of Kochi, Sri. Tony Chammany giving away the overall trophy to the winners Palakkad District Team as Sri. P N Prasannakumar, Dr. Jose Zachariahs, Dr. V C Alex and Sri. M. Velayudhankutty look on.
The secional team champions are: Girls Under 14, KOZHIKODE 44 points, :Girls Under 16, PALAKKAD 78 points, Youth Girls Under 18- ERNAKULAM 101points, :Junior Women Under 20- KOTTAYAM 132 points, Boys Under 14 ERNAKULAM 35.5 points, Boys Under 16 ERNAKULAM 81points, Youth Boys Under 18- PALAKKAD 95, Jr. Men Under 20 ERNAKULAM 100.5.
13 new records were created in the last day. For details click on the following links :
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Palakkad, last year’s overall champions edged past the host Ernakulam former champions as the sun sets for the second day of the 57th Kerala State Junior Athletics Championships being organized at Maharajas College Stadium, Kochi. Palakkad leads the overall point tally 406.3 points against Ernakulams 396.5 points.
Five new records were also created during the day.
JESSY JOSEPH of Kozhikode kept her form to make a new mark in 800m for Youth Girls Under 18 with a performance of 2 Min:10.75 Se . LIBIA SHAJI of Kottayam created a new record in High Jump for for Youth Girls Under 18 by clearing the bar kept at 1.69 Mts.ASWATHY SHAJAN (1.63 Mts) of ERNAKULAM bettered the existing record. AJITH P of Thiruvanathapuram made it into the record books by his performance in 1000m for Boys Under 16 (2 Min:36.87 Se) STEJIN STEEPHAN (2 Min:37.51 Se) of ERNAKULAM bettered the existing record. TWINKLE TOMY of Thiruvanathapuram created a record in 1500m (3 Min:59.1 Sec ) for Youth Boys Under 18 . Rahul Ratheesh of Kozhikode improved upon his old mark in Discus Throw for Junior Men Under 20 – 49.15 Mts. His old mark was 48.36 which he created in last year.
The championship concludes tomorrow.
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The 57th Kerala State Junior Athletics Championship got to a good start at Maharajas College Synthetic Track, Kochi. The competition started at 7.30 in the morning with some good performances in the field events. The Championship was officially declared open by Sri. Loknath Reddy IRS , Asst. Commissioner of Customs in the august presence of Sri. Boby Chemannur, Sri. T C Mathew, President, Kerala Cricket Association, Sri. K P Thomas.Sri. Baby Mathew Somatheeram, President, Kerala State Athletics Association, Olympian Mercy Kuttan.
Sri. Boby Chemannur, CMD, Chemmanur International Jewellers, delivering a inspiring speech to the participants in the presence of Olympian Mercy Kuttan, Ssri. Baby Mathew Somatheeram, President, Kerala State Athletics Association, Sri. B Lokanath Reddy IRS, Asst. Commissioner, Cochin Customs , Sri. T C Mathew , President Kerala Cricket Association , Sri. K P Thomas, Dronacharya Award winner.
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The 57th Kerala State Junior Athletics Championship will be held at Maharajas College Stadium, Kochi on 4th 5th and 6th October 2013. Competitions will be held for Boys and Girls U 14 ( Born on or after 20/10/1999) , Boys and Girls U 16 ( Born on or after 20/10/1997), Youth Boys and Youth Girls U 18 (Born on or after 20/10/1995), Junior Men and Junior Women U 20 ( Born on or after 20/10/1993).
The Championship will be inaugurated by Sri. Lokhnath Reddy IRS, Asst. Commissioner , Cochin Customs at 1.30 pm. Mr. T C Mathew, President Kerala Cricket Association and Chairman, Cricket Academy, BCCI will be the Guest of Honour. The competitions start at 7.30 am .
A.K.KUTTY (AZHAKANKUMARATH KANNAN KUTTY)
Eminent athletic coach A. K. Kutty, who trained some of country’s leading track-and-field stars like M. D. Valsamma, died in Palakkad on Wednesday, family sources said.
A winner of the Dronacharya award, Mr. Kutty (75) had been keeping indifferent health for quite some time.
Mr. Kutty showed splendid skills in spotting talent and training them in a systematic manner to extract the best from his wards.
He also trained athletes like Mercykuttan.
Mr. Kutty served in the Indian Air Force, where he left a mark as an athlete. On retirement from service, he joined the Kerala sports council as a trainer.
Born on 17th Feb. 1938, he graduated in Arts and took a Diploma in Personal Management. Joined Indian Air Force in 1957 and continued his service for 20 year. He represented IAF and Services team for more than 10 years. His specialized events were 100m long Jump and Triple jump. Completed his diploma in coaching and continued as a coach in the department for another 10 years. After leaving IAF in 1977 joined Kerala Sports council till 1987. And took up the assignment as a coach in Southern Railways. He retired from railways as a personnel officer in 1997, from Palakkad Division.
He was one of the coaches for Indian teams , new Delhi Asian Games in 1982, Seoul Asian Games in 1986 and LOS Angles Olympics 1984. And for Asian Athletics Championship conducyted at Kuwait in 1983, Jakarta in 1985 and Singapore in 1987.
He has produced two Arjuna Awardees in his career- Smt. M.D. Valsamma and Smt. Mercy Kuttan. And coached and guided many internationals in his career as a coach.
He had also won many awards and laurels in his career. Journalist Awards for Best coach in 1982-83
Presented two Arjuna awardees M.D.Valsama & Mercy kuttan and host of ten internationals from 1980-88, Kerala Sports council Award for Best coach in 1985 and ultimately most coveted Dhronachariya Award in 2010.
He had also proved his mettle as a sports organizer. He was the president of Palakkad district Athletics Association for ten years. Treasurer of Palakkad district sports Council for 4 years.
25th National Inter Zone Junior Athletics Championship 2013
Kochi, 20th September 2013
25th National Inter Zone Junior Athletics Championship will be conducted at Maharaja’s College Stadium, Kochi from 22nd to 24th September 2013. 950 athletes representing 29 states from all over the country are expected to compete in this three day athletics championship. This is for the first time the championship being organized in Kerala. First two position winners of the four zonal championships are qualified to participate in this competition. And those athletes who have missed their chance to compete the zonal championships because of the Asian Youth Games will also be given a chance to compete. The competitions begins at 6.30 in the morning on 22nd September. The Validectory function is scheduled at 4.30 pm on 24th September.
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53rd National Open Athletics Championship 2013
The 53rd National Open Athletics Championship will be conducted at Birsa munda Stadium, Ranchi from 7th to 10th September 2013. The Kerala TEam participating in this championship is been declared. The selected athletes have to contact Mr. Velayudhan Kutty ( 094471 65165), Honorary Secretary , Kerala State Athletics Association for further details of participation.
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25th South Zone Junior Athletics Championships
Hosts Tamil Nadu recaptured team titles
Madurai, Tamil Nadu – 23 August 2013
Defending champions Kerala went home as runners-up with 757.5 points after their girl athletes did well in under 18 and 20 categories.
The three-day zonal meet concluded at M.G.R. Stadium in Race Course, Madurai, with a pleasant note for the hosts as Tamil Nadu wrests back the team championships with an whooping 934 points. Four meet marks have been bettered on the final day of competitions. In the youth boys’ 3000m race Kerala lad Kishore clocked a new time of 8 minutes and 45.0 secs. In the youth girls’ hammer throw TN athlete S. Srinithi improved the previous record with nearly 5 metres as she registered 45.50m for the gold.
The two other records of the day went to Kerala athletes Gayathri Sivakumar (Girls U-14 high jump with 1.56m) and Gobika Narayanan (Girls U-18 javelin throw with 39.67m).
Throwers set records on the second day- Hosts Tamilnadu leads the Point Tally
Madurai, Tamil Nadu – 22 August 2013
The second and penultimate day of 25th South Zone Junior Athletics Championships at M.G.R. Stadium witnessed two meet marks being bettered in boys’ hammer throw and girls’ discus throw events.
Tamilnadu- the host leads the point tally in boys and girls sections with overall 635 points followed by Kerala with 511.5 points.
Karnataka’s R. Keshavan sent out the ball and chain to a new distance of 51.13m in the boys under-16 section.
Tamil Nadu girl M. Mahalakshmi improved her own record by hurled the disc to 39.74m in the under-18 division.
A couple of athletes who made their presence in the international events were seen in action today with Kerala’s M.D. Thara taking the Junior women’s 5000m (18:18.2) while host state’s S.N. Mohammed Salahuddin triple jumped to 15.31m for his win in the youth boys’ group.
Top Results (winners only):
Long Jump: U. Bharath (TN) 5.91m;
400m: T. Santhosh Kumar (TN) 50.7 secs; 3000m: Bibin George (Ker) 9:32.4; 100m Hurdles: T. Santhosh Kumar (TN) 14.0 secs; Long Jump: T. Chinnadevan (Pondy) 6.69m; Discus Throw: A.S. Sujit (TN) 41.92m; Hammer Throw: R. Keshavan (Karn) 51.13m NMR (OR: 50.90m Jawad-ur-Rahman Khan PON 2007); Medley Relay: Tamil Nadu 2:00.0;
400m: A. Dharun (TN) 49.0 secs; 110m Hurdles: Maymon Poulose (Ker) 14.1 secs; High Jump: A. Mothi Arun (TN) 1.80m; Pole Vault: A. Ranjith (TN) 3.90m; Long Jump: V. Anbu (TN) 6.80m; Shot Put: G. Gowtham (Karn) 15.87m; Hammer Throw: Siddarth S. Puthran (Karn) 54.74m; 10000m Walk: M. Jeya Surya (TN) 49:09.1;
Under-20:400m: Noah Nirmal Tom (Ker) 48.9 secs; 5000m: Albin Sunny (Ker) 15:27.5; 110m Hurdles: M. Mohammed Nisan (TN) 14.7 secs; High Jump: R. Gnana Soundaran (TN) 2.00m; Pole Vault: Vignesh (TN) 4.30m; Triple Jump: S.N. Mohammed Salahuddin (TN) 15.31m; Shot Put: Rahul Ratheesh (Ker) 15.48m; Hammer Throw: Mohamed Aslam (Ker) 48.68m; Javelin Throw: Yuva Mohanraj (TN) 55.59m; 10000m Walk: R. Saravana Kumar (TN) 47:14.4; 4x400m: Kerala 3:20.3;
Long Jump: S. Samyuktha (TN) 5.00m;
400m: Linet George (Ker) 59.2 secs; 3000m: Aleesha (Ker) 10:22.2; 100m Hurdles: R. Nithya (TN) 15.1 secs; Medley Relay: Tamil Nadu 2:21.5;
400m: Shaharbana Siddique (Ker) 57.2 secs; 3000m: K.K. Vidhya (Ker) 10:27.0; 100m Hurdles: S.G. Priyanka (Karn) 14.3 secs; Discus Throw: M. Mahalakshmi (TN) 39.74m NMR (OR: 38.52m her own in 2012);
400m: V.V. Jisha (Ker) 57.4 secs; 5000m: M.D. Thara (Ker) 18:18.2; 100m Hurdles: P. Deepika (TN) 14.4 secs; Shot Put: V. Nandhini (TN) 12.10m; 10000m Walk: R. Madhumitha Karado (TN) 60:18.8; 4x400m: Kerala 3:58.8.
Medal Winners Day 2
Kerala’s Neena walked to new meet mark - South Zone Athletics
Madurai, Tamil Nadu – 21 August 2013
National youth record-holder K.T. Neena opened the proceedings of the South Zone Junior Athletics Championships with a new meet mark in 5000m race walking as she timed 25 minutes 0.3 secs to erase state-mate A.M. Binsy’s one year old record of 27:10.72 set in Kochi last year. Binsy, after giving a tough fight to the international athlete in the initial stages of the race, finished second here also bettered her previous mark clocking 25:51.8.
The zonal meet, in its silver jubilee year, witnessed hot and humid conditions prevailed on the first day of competitions which commenced at Dr. MGR Stadium in Race Course, Madurai. Braving the weather conditions the 15-year-old S. Saravanan, a class 10 student of S.B.O.A. Higher Secondary School (Coimbatore) sailed over a new height of 1.93m to make the hosts Tamil Nadu proud.
Kerala’s young shot putter Megamariya Mathew heaved the 3 kg iron ball to a new distance of 10.26m in the under-14 section for girls.
Top Results (winners only):
100m: R. Naveen (TN) 11.3 secs; Shot Put: V. Isak (AP) 13.02m;
100m: M.S. Arun (TN) 10.9 secs; 1000m: P. Ajith (Ker) 2:40.9; High Jump: S. Saravanan (TN) 1.93m NMR (OR: 1.90m V.V. Aswan KER 2011); Javelin Throw: K. Jagannathan (AP) 49.31m; 5000m Walk: A. Aneesh (Ker) 25:55.3;
100m: C.H. Sudhakar (AP) 10.8 secs; 400m Hurdles: T. Muthu Veerappan (TN) 55.3 secs; Triple Jump: Mohammed Zuber (TN) 14.95m; Javelin Throw: S. Purushotham (TN) 56.38m;
100m: V. Praveen Muthukumaran (TN) 10.5 secs EMR; 10000m: Parasappm Halijol (Karn) 34:25.7; 400m Hurdles: Jagdeesh Chandra (Karn) 54.4 secs; Long Jump: P. Anburaja (TN) 7.04m; Discus Throw: E. Rahul Ratheesh (Ker) 48.38m;
100m: S. Lithiya (TN) 13.0 secs; Shot Put: Megamariya Mathew (Ker) 10.26m NMR (OR: 9.98m N. Sai Priyanka AP 2012);
100m: K. Ramalakshmi (TN) 12.4 secs; 1000m: Lekha Unni (Ker) 2:57.1; 400m Hurdles: Simona Mascarenhas (Karn) 1:04.7; High Jump: R. Emimal Beula (TN) 1.53m; Shot Put: J. Gowri Shankari (TN) 12.38m; 3000m Walk: Jija Jiby (Ker) 16:32.6;
100m: Pranitha Pradeep (Karn) 12.0 secs; 1500m: K. Priya (TN) 5:04.6; High Jump: T.C. Cheshma (Ker) 1.600m; Triple Jump: Jenimol Joy (Ker) 12.43m; Shot Put: K. Subhashini (TN) 13.54m; 5000m Walk: K.T. Neena (Ker) 25:00.3 NMR (OR: 27:19.72 A.M. Binsy KER 2012);
100m: P. Deepika (TN) 11.9 secs; 400m Hurdles: P. Merlin (Ker) 1:05.7; High Jump: Angel P. Devasiya (Ker) 1.60m; Pole Vault: Sinju Prakash (Ker) 2.90m; Tripe Jump: Chandiri (Karn) 11.55m; Javelin Throw: C.K. Prajitha (Ker) 40.38m.
-Ram Murali krishnan
Medal Winners Day 1
South Zone Athletics-
Kerala State team for 25th South Zone Athletics Championship, which will be conducted frrom 21st to 23rd August 2013 at Madurai. Kindly note the following instructions:
- The coaching camp will be conducteded at Maharaja's College Stadium Kochi from 16th to `19th August 2013.
- All the selected athletes have to report at the camp
- The Track Suits & Sports costumes will be distributed at the camp ( Kindly note that no track suits and sports costumes will be distributed at the competition venue)
- The team is leaving by Guruvayur Chennai Egmor Express on 19/08/2013 and will be back by 24/08/2013
- Athletes are to bring original Birth Certificate/SSLC Certificate, to prove their age.
- For those who have completed 10th standard should bring only SSLC book
- Only un furnished accommodation will be provided. Athletes are required to bring light bedding with them
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One Day Seminar on Race Walking
Kerala State Athletics Association and Govt. College of Physical Education, Calicut is jointly organizing a One Day Seminar on Race Walking, on 18th August 2013 at Govt. College of Physical Education, East Hill, Calicut. Coaches, Trainers, Physical Education Teachers can attend the seminar which will be inaugurated at 9.30am.
In the closing function, Dr. Tony Daniel, the new Chairman of Technical Committee of Athletics Federation of India and Sri. P.Radhakrishnan Nair, the new Deputy Chief Coach of Indian Senior Team will be felicitated.
Those who would like to attend the seminar may register their name with Dr. Roy John V (Mobile:9447884220), Govt College of Physical Education, East Hill, Calicut before 16th August 2013.
K.P. Thomas, alias Thomasmash, a pre-independent Indian citizen from a remote village Koruthode of Kottayam district in Kerala is the fourth athletics coach from the State to win “Dhronacharya“ -the coveted and ultimate award meant for coaches.
Hearty congratulations to the new Dhronacharya!
Thomas mash joined Indian Army 1963 as a physical instructor and served for 16 years. He took voluntary retirement from the service and joined C.Kesavan Memorial High School, Koruthodu as a physical education teacher in 1979. Under his able guidance and training the school was the unquestionable state champion in athletics for 16 years. Eventually same school was adjudged as the Best School in the state in 1988.
Some of our recent Olympians like Shiny Wilson, Anju Bobby George (Only World medalist in athletics from India) and Jincy Philip and Asian medalists like Molly Chacko, C S Muralidharan and Joseph G Abraham learned their initial athletics lessons from Thomasmash’s Gurukulam at Koruthodu.
His hard work and dedication has showed the right way to number of athletes, in his long training career.
- Sri.A.K. Antony then Honourable Chief Minister of Keralagave away the Best Physical Education Teacher Award declared by the Government of Kerala, toThomasmash in 1995 .
- National Award for the best Physical Education Teacher in 2000.
- “Real Hero Award” of IBN- CNN- RELIANCE received from Sri. Sunil Gavaskar in 2007.
We wish he continue his sincere work as long as his health permits. Wish him all the best!
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Thiruvanathapuram Sports Authority of India emerged the new champion club of Kerala
Sports Authority of India, Thiruvanathapuram became the new champion athletics club of Kerala. They dethroned the champions of last nine years St George HSS, Kothamangalam. The new champions SAI amassed 305.5 points on their way to the victory podium. The second placed last year champions St George collected 299.5 points out of the 168 finals conducted in the last three days.
Sri. P S Abdul Rassak, secretary, Kerala State Sports council, Thiruvanathapuram gave away the trophies to the winners in the various categories.
Mr. Baby Mathew Somatheeram, President, Kerala State Athletics Association promised that the Association would explore the possibilities of increasing the prize money for this competition from next year. Sri. M. Velayudhankutty, secretary, Kerala State Athletics Association welcomed the gathering and Prof. P I Babu expressed the gratitude.
Sri. Abdul Rassak, gives away the trophies to the winners in the presence of Sri. Baby Mathew Somatheeram, President Kerala State Athletics Association, Olympian Mercy Kuttan, Dr. V C alex, Dr. Tony Daniel and Sri. M Velayudhankutty.
The new champions, Sports Authority of India, Thiruvanathapuram athletics team
M.K.Joseph Memorial 11th Kerala State Inter District Club Athletics Championships 2013
3, Aug. 2013, Kochi
The rain dampened the performance but not the spirit of the participants! The competitions of the second day went on as scheduled but there were only a few performances which got into the record books. . A new record was created in Shot Put for Girls Under 14 by Maria Thomas of Malabar Sports Academy . Mariya Thomas created the record in the event during her attempts in shot put event of Triathlon in the same section. She put the shot to distance of 9.65 meters to make a entry to the record books. The championship comes to a close tomorrow. Sri. Abdul Razak, Secretary , Kerala State Sports council will be the guest of honour in the valedictory function, scheduled in the evening.
M.K.Joseph Memorial 11th Kerala State Inter District Club Athletics Championships 2013
2, Aug. 2013, Kochi
The 11th edition of M K Joseph Memorial Kerala State Inter District Club Athletics Championships are off to colourful start today at Maharajas College Stadium, Kochi. Almost 2000 athletes, representing 129 clubs and institutions from all 14 districts in the state are vying for honours in this three-day-long athletics venture. Though the rain was playing a spoil sport in the morning, it took a sportive stand during the day paving a good way for 11 new records for the day.
Olympian T C Yohannan, inaugurated the championships in the afternoon.
Selection Trials for Asian Youth Games
New Delhi – 21 July 2013
The 2nd Asian Youth Games is scheduled to be held at Nanjing, China, from August 15 to 24 this year. Around 30 youth boys and girls (under-18) from across the country are currently in a coaching camp which commenced last month at SAI Centre, Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education (LNCPE) in Thiruvananthapuram.
Eleven athletes from the above camp have already taken part in the World Youth Championships held at Donetsk, Ukraine, recently.
In order to select the team for Asian Youth Games the Athletics Federation of India is planning to conduct an “Open Trials” at SAI Centre, LNCPE, Thiruvananthapuram on Friday, the 26th July 2013 at 11:00 A.M.
Youth athletes (under-18) wishing to take part in the above trials should report at the above venue latest by 10:00 A.M. on 26th July 2013 along with their age-proof.
Trials will be conducted in the following events which are included in the Asian Youth Games at Nanjing—
100m, 200m, 400, 800m, 1500m, 3000m, 2000m Steeplechase, 110m Hurdles, 400m Hurdles, High Jump, Pole Vault, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Shot Put, Discus Throw, Hammer Throw and Javelin Throw;
100m, 200m, 400, 800m, 1500m, 3000m, 2000m Steeplechase, 100m Hurdles, 400m Hurdles, High Jump, Pole Vault, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Shot Put, Discus Throw, Hammer Throw and Javelin Throw;
M.K.Joseph Memorial 11th Kerala State Inter District Club Athletics Championships 2013
July 20, Kochi.
The M.K.Joseph Memorial 11th Kerala State Inter District Club Athletics Championship will be held at Maharajas College Stadium, Kochi on 2nd 3rd and 4th August 2013 Competitions will be held for , Boys and Girls Under 14 yrs( Born on or after 25-09-1999), Boys and Girls Under 16 yrs( Born on or after 25-09-1997)Youth Boys and Youth Girls Under 18 yrs (Born on or after 25-09-1995), Junior Men and Junior Women Under 20yrs ( Born on or after 25-09-1993)Men and Women (Born before 25-09-1995).
The last date of entry is extended to 25th July 2013. The active affiliated clubs in each Distrct Athletics Associations can approach the Association Secretary for regisration and entry.
18 Kerala athletes in Indian Team
21th June 2013, Pune
7 men and 11 women athletes have been selected to Indian team which will represent the nation in the 20th Asian Athletics Championship to be held from 3rd to 7th at Shiv Chhakrapathi Sports Complex , Balewadi, Pune.
The following athletes are in the list:
Men: Sameermon, Ranjith K G (both in 4x100m relay) , Kunju Mohammed, Sachin Roby (both in 4x400m relay), Sajeesh Joseph (800m), Pinto Mathew (110mH), Jithin C Thomas (High Jump)
Women: Sini S (4x100m Relay), Anu Mariam Jose, Anilda Thomas (both in 4x400m relay) , Anu R (400mH), Tintu Luka (800m), Preeja Sreedharan (5000m & 10000m), Mayookha Johney (Long Jump & Triple Jump), Prajusha M A (Long Jump), Sheena N V and Amitha Baby (both Triple Jump) and Liksy Joseph (Heptathlon)
Coaches: P T Usha, M A George and Subash George.
M.K.Joseph Memorial 11th Kerala State Inter District Club Athletics Championships 2013
June 20, Kochi.
The M.K.Joseph Memorial 11th Kerala State Inter District Club Athletics Championship will be held at Maharajas College Stadium, Kochi on 2nd 3rd and 4th August 2013 Competitions will be held for ,
Boys and Girls Under 14 yrs( Born on or after 25-09-1999), Boys and Girls Under 16 yrs( Born on or after 25-09-1997)Youth Boys and Youth Girls Under 18 yrs (Born on or after 25-09-1995), Junior Men and Junior Women Under 20yrs ( Born on or after 25-09-1993)Men and Women (Born before 25-09-1995).
Only registered athletes with the 10 digit Registration No. issued by the State Association, shall be allowed to participate in the Championship. (for online registration please click on Registration given on the tool bar.)
Only Clubs/Institutions affiliated to the concerned District Athletics Association are eligible to participate.
The Kerala State team which is to participate in the 25th South Zone Junior Athletics Championship to be held at Chennai from 21st to 23rd August 2013 will be selected based on the performance of this meet.
Entry of your team shall be sent through the District Secretary under the new ONLINE ENTRY SYSTEM before 20th July 2013. Entry by E mail will not be accepted
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Kerala retains the overall title for 7th time in a row!
7, June, 2013, Chennai,
It is women power again. Kerala women proved too good for the opponents. They scored 112.5 points against Tamilnadu’s 68.5 points in the women section. Kerala men scored 60 points for third spot. The anchor runner P Kunju Mohammed of Kerala men 4x400 quadrant dropped the baton for no reason about 30 meters from the finish. This unfortunate action cost the team very dearly. They were dropped from second spot to third spot in the sectional championship position and a good job opportunity for the other three runners who did their best ( Vikas Chandran, Jinson Johnson and Sachin Roby were the other runners). But Kerala women team made it in style finishing with a gold in women 4x400m relay. Anu Mariam Jose, Anju Thomas, Anu R and Anilda Thomas were the team members.
Preeja picked her first gold in the meet in 10000m for women with a fairly good performance. Half way through the race she was all alone in the lead that prevented her from a better performance. Liksy Joseph picked the bronze medal in women heptathlon. Sajeesh Joseph won the bronze in men 1500m.
Anu R (1:00.76 )was pipped at the post by Elavarasi (1:00.70) of Tamilnadu in 400mH for women.
Congratulations Kerala Team !
Double for Myookha- 53rd National Senior Inter State Championship
6th June 2013, Chennai
Asian long jump champion, Mayookha Johny, completes a “double” by adding her victory in triple jump today to the long jump gold which she won on the opening day.
Mayookha was trailing behind her Kerala state-mate N.V. Sheena after the three jumps. However she leapt in to 13.46m on the fourth and that assured her the top spot. A sigh of relief after her last round 13.58m Mayookha revealed her main concentration this year will be on long jump and is expecting to defend her title in it at Pune.
Overall it was a profitable day for the defending champions Kerala as their athletes went on to win three more gold medals through high jump and relay races. Jithin Thomas retained his title in the high jump after locked in to battle with his main rival Nikhil Chittarasu (Tamil Nadu). Both the jumpers cleared an identical 2.17m but Jithin adjudged winner for having did it on his first attempt.
The sprint relay quartets from Kerala once again proved they are unmatchable. The men’s squad of Anuroop John, K.G. Renjith, Shameer Mon and Rahul G. Pillai improved the previous meet record by one-hundredth of a second to win in 40.49 secs. Neethu Rajan, S. Sini, P.K. Priya and Merlin K. Joseph romped home 46.77 secs to clinch the women’s title.
However the Kerala camp was highly disappointed to see the national recorder and defending champion K.P. Bimin ended his fray in pole vault with a “no height”. Haryana’s Praveen Kumar won the event with 4.90m. Kerala leads the point tally with 130.5 points followed by Tamilnadu 100.5 The Championship concludes today.
Sajeesh, Tintu, Kunhumohammed and Pinto Mathew win gold for Kerala
5th June 2013
The second day proved to be a harvest day for Kerala. Athletes from Kerala won four golds in their favorite events in the second day of 53rd National Senior Inter State Athletics Championship being organized in SDAT JN Stadium Chennai. The gold hunt started with the unexpected gold by Pinto Mathew in men 110m Hurdles. Pinto ran in the eighth lane and as clearly ahead of the pack after the sixth hurdle. He touched the finish tape at 14.56 sec. Kunhumuhammed followed the suit with a splendid performance in men 400m. (46.71)He out-beat the favorites like Bibin Mathew of Jharkhand and Arokia Rajiv of Tamil Nadu. Sajeesh Joseph and Tintu Luka added another set of gold for Kerala in 800m in their respective sections. Anu Mariam Jose ran a miscalculated race in women 400m and she was pushed to third spot by Nirmala of Haryana. Tintu N D and Sajitha K V added two more bronze medals to State’s kitty. Kerala leads the overall point tally with 87.50 points against Tamil Nadu’s 77.50 points.
Myookha gives the State its first gold- 53rd National Senior Inter State Athletics Championship 2013
4th June 2013
Myookha helps Kerala to fetch its first gold in the 53rd National Senior Inter State Championship at SDAT JN Stadium at Chennai. The competition was not that keen as expected. Mayookha cleared the distance of 6.49 meters to ascertain her supremacy in the event. Prajusha M A qualified herself for the last position on the podium in her very last attempt. She cleared 6.01 meters. Neena took the silver position with 6.10 meters.
Preeja Sreedharan took the silver medal in women 5000m meters behind O P Jaisha of Punjab. In the pole vault pit Dija K C cleared a height of 3.60 meters for the bronze medal position.
Merlin Joseph ran a good race in women 100m (11.90 sec.)but was piped at the post by Asha Roy of West Bengal (11.86 sec.). Sini S finished fourth. (12.01 Se)
Kerala leads the overall point tally with 34 points ahead of Tamilnadu 29 points.
Medal Winners of Day one
Medal Tally/ Result Day 1
President’s Award for Best Athletes
Kochi, 29th May 2013.
The Annual General Council Meeting of the Kerala State Athletics Association was convened under the chairmanship of Sri. Baby Mathew Somatheeram . Association introduced best athlete’s award each category , from this year. The athletes in all categories were identified based on their performance in the state and national competitions. And they were awarded with cash prize and a ceremonial metal plaque.
The awardees were Anila Venu ( Girls Under 14), Shaharbana Siddique (Girls Under 16), Jessy Joseph (Youth Girls Under 18), Anu R ( Junior Women Under 20), Tintu Luka ( Women, Jishnu M ( Boys Under 14), Maymon Poulose ( Under 16), Sreenith Mohan (Youth Boys Under 18), Anees Rehiman E (Junior Men Under 20) and Irfan K T (Men)
The General Council approved the annual athletics calendar and approved the Annual Report and the Audited Statement of Accounts for the year 2012-13.
Presidents award winners with Sri. Baby Mathew Somatheeram, Ms. Mercy Kuttan, Sri. M Velayudhankutty,Dr. Tony Daniel, Prof. Oommen Jacob and Dr. V C Alex
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Kerala defends overall title after a thrilling win in medley relay-10th National Youth Athletics Championships
Guntur, Andhra Pradesh – 20 May 2013
Victorious Kerala Team with the Chief Guest Sri. Sureshkumar IAS, District Collector of Guntur
Athletes from Kerala begin their day with a medal sweep in 5,000m race walking for girls with K.T. Neena taking the gold in a new meet mark of 25 mins 13.95 secs as also qualified for the forthcoming World Youth Championships at Ukraine, this July. Her teammates A.M. Binsy and S. Akshaya complete the other two places on the podium. Haryana, which led the table overnight, continue to apply pressure with more number of wins in the last day’s events at Brahmananda Reddy Stadium here on Monday. However the defending champions Kerala fought back with vigour and the tale of identifying this edition’s champions went till the last event of the meet—the medley relay!
Another medal sweep by their steeplechasers, an excellent run by half-miler Mohammed Afsal, noteworthy wins by triple jumper Abdulla Aboobacker and intermediate hurdler Anjali Jose helped the southern state wrest the lead from Haryana with one point. In the medley relay for girls the Kerala team was trailing at mid-way and that increased the heart-beats of their teammates. However the last leg runner Shaharbana Sidhique made a gallant effort to take her team to the flag position. Expectantly Haryana took the gold in the boys’ relay but it did not change the position, hence Kerala ascertained its “numero uno” status with 8 points (155 to 147) at the end.
Medley Team members . Thier performance confirmed the Overall Championship for Kerala
Apart from Kerala walker Neena, most of the other World Youth qualifiers came from Haryana. On the final day of competitions 400m hurdler Parmvir Singh (54.43 secs), javelin thrower Mandeep Kumar (67.02m), sprinters Mohit (22.52 secs) and Ashish Chikara (22.66s) attained such distinction among others.
Haryana boys’ garnered 119 points for the team championships while Kerala girls made their state proud once again with the top spot by securing 120 points.Shot putter Shakti Solanki (Delhi) and sprint-star Dutee Chand (Odisha) have been adjudged as best athletes of the three-day meet in boys and girls divisions respectively and received 10 gms Gold Medals for their effort. New meet record-holders Mariya Jaison and Neena also received pure gold medals sponsored by a local jeweller.
While Shakti made it to the Top-10 in the World youth lists for the current season, Chand repeats the “sprint double” from last year.
/ Ram. Murali Krishnan /
10th National Youth Athletics Championships – day 2- Mariya Jaison scaled a new height in pole vault
Guntur, Andhra Pradesh – 19 May 2013
The pole vault event for girls, cancelled during the last two editions of Youth Nationals for lack of entries, made a re-appearance and aptly witnessed the first meet record of the ongoing championships here. Kerala vaulters, who dominated the scene ever-since the event was introduced in 2008, once again ruled it with Mariya Jaison taking the gold with a new height of 3.20m which eclipsed the previous mark of 2.82m held by state-mate Sinju Prakash. However Mariya could not succeed in her attempt to break Sinju’s national mark—3.30m—on Sunday.
Overnight leaders Haryana continue their pole position with 104 points with Kerala managed to move in to second spot with 69 points.
/ Ram. Murali Krishnan / http://www.indianathletics.in/onlineresults/Results%20D-2.htm
10th National Youth Athletics Championship - A lean day for Kerala
Guntur, Andhra Pradesh – 18 May 2013
Kerala athletes could not fetch any gold on the first day of the competition.They completed their engagements for the day with one silver and three brone medals.
The athletes competing in the Youth Nationals here are having the main ambition to attain qualification for the World Youth Championships to be held in Donetsk, Ukraine, in July and Asian Youth Games at Nanjing, China, thereafter.The qualifying mark for the boys’ shot put stands at 17.70m and Shakti Solanki stands a good chance to make the podium in both the competitions mentioned above.
Another athlete who attracts much attention here was the meet and national record-holder in sprint events for girls, Dutee Chand from Odisha. Having already achieved the qualifying standards with her performances of 11.93 secs in 100m and 24.28 secs in 200m during the National junior championships at Lucknow in last October, it was only a confirmatory wins for her in Guntur. She proved it in style with a 11.85s in 100m dash, aided by a tail wind of 3.4 metres per second. Her margin of victory – 0.53 secs – was huge once again!
It was indeed a good opening for the Maharashtrians as the first gold of the meet went to Sanjivani Jadhav in 3,000m early this morning. Started her career as a wrestler, Sanjivani had taken part in both wrestling and athletics at School Nationals. Maharashtra produced many notable distance runners in the past which includes Lukose Leelamma and Kavita Raut as well as the famous sisters Monika and Rohini in recent times.The North Eastern State of Assam also returning to winning ways with two gold medals in boys’ distance running through Ajay Kumar Saroji (1500m) and Abhishek Pal (3000m).Athletes from Tamil Nadu were 1-2 in girls’ long jump while Haryana’s Preet Rani pushed TN girl Mahalakshmi to second place in the discus throw.
At the end of first day, Haryana leading the table with 38 points while Uttar Pradesh (36) and Kerala (23) closely followed them.
/ Ram. Murali Krishnan / http://www.indianathletics.in/onlineresults/Results%20D-1.htm
PROBABLE LIST OF ATHLETES FOR THE SENIOR NATIONALS
14 May 2013. The provisional list of athletes selected to the coaching camp of Kerala state team, which is to participate in the 53rd National Senior Inter State Athletics Championship to be held from 4th to 7th June 2013 at JN Stadium, Chennai. The team will be finalized after the trials for some events (given in the Remarks column) to be conducted at 9.00 am on 24th May 2013 at Maharaja’s College Stadium, Ernakulam. For further details contact Sri. M. Velayudhankutty, Honorary Secretary (9447165165). Click for the State Senior Teamlist
National Youth Athletics Championship
The coaching camp conducted prior to the participation in 10th National Youth Athletics Championship is concluding tommorow at LNCPE, Thiruvanathapuram. Almost all athletes selected to the state team are participating in the coaching camp under Kerala State Sports coaches Sri. Vinayakumar and Ms. Ponny Jose. The team leaves by Sabari Express on 16th May 2013.
Kerala youth team during the coaching camp
Asian Grand Prix Third Leg- Jithin pushed to second spot, while Anu held to her position.
Colombo, Sri Lanka - 12 May 2013
Sri Lankan high jumper Manjula Pushpakumara opened his season with a grand 2.24m and halted the unbeaten run of Indian Jithin Thomas, who was second at 2.21m. The second Indian on the fray, Nikhil Chittarasu, also sailed over 2.21m—his personal best—for the bronze.
Indian quarter-miler M.R. Poovamma remain unbeaten in the 400m run for women throughout the Asian Grand Prix series this year. The Mangalore-born woman, who had won two gold and a silver medal in last season, triumphed in all the editions of the three-leg series this time. Poovamma signed-off in style by clocking 53.30 secs to win over Yuliya Rakhmanova of Kazakhstan (53.85s) in the third and final leg of the Asian Grand Prix held at Sugathadasa Stadium this evening. Her colleague Anu Mariam Jose was once again third in 54.63s.
In the men’s race TN sprinter Arokia Rajiv repeats his victory in 46.63 secs after held-off a stiff challenge from host nation’s Kasun Senaviratne (46.84s) and Kalinga Kumara (47.31s). The pair of Indian distance runners, Nitin Rawat and Kheta Ram, proved their consistency by taking the first two spots in 5000m today. They were 1-2 in 5000m at Bangkok (4 May) and 3000m at Chonburi (8 May) earlier.
India improved its gold medal tally to Five, thanks to Siddhanth Thingalaya--who got the fourth gold in 110m hurdles in a photo-finish from Thailand’s Rittidet Jamras 13.81 to 13.82 secs and Arpinder Singh—who brought the fifth by upsetting favourites Roman Valiyev and Renjith Maheswary in triple jump. Arpinder leapt 16.70m for the win while Kazakhstan’s Valiyev managed to push Indian Renjith to third place by a fraction (16.42 to 16.41m).
Discus thrower Krishna Poonia collects her second bronze with a paltry throw of 55.41m while high jumper Sahana Kumari had another with 1.79m.
With that India ended its campaign in the third leg of Asian GP at Colombo with 12 medals, which includes 5 gold, 2 silver and 5 bronze medals.
The best performance of the day came from Uzbek high jumper Nadiya Dusanova, who clinched the women’s title with an Asia leading 1.93m.
/ Ram. Murali Krishnan /
Asian Grand Prix Athletics: 2nd leg Chonburi- Thailand- Jithin & Anu did it again
Jithin C Thomas once again established the supremacy in men high jump by clearing 2.21 meters to fetch the gold. All the first four athletes cleared the same height but Jithin was declared winner with the lesser number of failures. He came out with season best performance. Nikhil Chitharasu cleared 2.18 m and finshed at the 6th position . Anu Mariam Jose held to her bronze medal position with 54.86se, while Poovamma finished at the top of the podium. Renjith Maheswari once again failed to find his form and had to content with the silver medal position in men triple jump with a mediocre performance of 16.68 meters.
100m: 1. Reza Ghasemi IRI 10.32, 2. Barakat Al-Harthi OMN 10.35, 3. Yaha Al-Noufli OMN 10.58;(4. Guo Fan CHN 10.60, 5. Liu Renzao CHN 10.64, 6. Kimura Shintaro JPN 10.70) 400m: 1. Arokia Rajiv IND 46.54, 2. Kasun Seneviratne SRI 47.14, 3. Heru Astriyanto INA 47.38; (4. Dmitriy Korobeynikov KAZ 47.56, 5. Nelson Stone PNG 48.55) 3,000m: 1. Nitin Rawat IND 8:18.25, 2. Kheta Ram IND 8:18.74, 3. Keyhani Hossein IRI 8:19.33; (4. Artem Kossiniv KAZ 8:20.13, 5. DL Samarajeewa SRI 8:28.70) 110m Hurdles: 1. Abdulaziz Almandeel KUW 13.69, 2. Rittidet Jamras THA 13.88, 3. Siddhanth Thingalaya IND 13.90; (4. Asgarigand Rohollah IRI 14.13, 5. Wan Sofian Rayzam Shah MAS 14.25, 6. Kittipong Kongdee THA 14.36) High Jump: 1. Jithin Thomas IND 2.21, 2. Jin Qi Chao CHN 2.21, 3. Hiromi Takahari JPN 2.21; (4. Anton Bodnar KAZ 2.21, 5. Vitaliy Tsykumov KAZ 2.18, 6. Nikhil Chittarasu IND 2.18) Triple Jump: 1. Roman Valiyev KAZ 16.69, 2. Renjith Maheswary IND 16.68, 3. Arpinder Singh IND 16.53; (4. IDSS Jayasinghe SRI 16.05, 5. Fernando Eranga Dinesh SRI 15.79, 6. Fu Haitao CHN 15.67) Shot Put: 1. Wang Li Ke CHN 18.86, 2. Guo Yan Xiang CHN 18.83, 3. Grigoriy Kamulya UZB 18.51; (4. Ivan Ivanov KAZ 18.29, 5. Sergey Dementev UZB 18.14) Javelin Throw: 1. Bobur Shokurjonov UZB 77.50, 2. Shih-Feng Huang CHN 76.45, 3. Jiag Xing Yu CHN 75.86; (4. Wang Qingbo CHN 73.69, 5. Madurang