Chennai: The Chennai district Masters Athletic Association has conducted the Chennai district Masters Athletic Meet recently at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, here. This meet was organised exclusively for all men and women from the age of 35 years and above.
Variety of events like 100 metre run, 5 KM walk, Triple Jump, Javelin Throw and Pole Vault were conducted for men and women and M Shenbagamoorthy won the 100 metre run by finishing it in 13.69 seconds in the 60 plus age group category.
S Krishnaswamy (80+Age group) won the 5 km walk while S Dorairajan (60+) and PU Vishwambaram (75+) won the triple jump and Javelin Throw, respectively. In the women’s category, T Rukmini Devi (65+), VR Sundarambal (50+) and Sasikala (70+) won in Pole Vault, 5KM Walk and Triple Jump.
The winners of the District Meet will be selected for the State Meet. The winners at the State meet will then be selected for the National Meet and the National medalists will then qualify to participate in the Asian and World meet. The Asian meet will be held at Kuching, Malaysia on December 2019 and the World meet will be held at Canada in 2020.
Film actors Arya, SJ Suriya, Athulya Ravi, Directors KR, Prabhu Solomon, Magizh Thirumeni and Ilavarasu participated in the event as chief guests and gave away the prizes to the winners. They honoured senior Asian achievers Nambiseshan and Mana Anandvel and also B Kanchana for her Universal Book of Records.
The Chennai District Masters Athletic Association President, M Shenbagamoorthi, Secretary, T Rukmini Devi, Treasurer Sasikala were also present.