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AFI to set qualifying guidelines for Asian Games & CWG in 2018

12-Sep-2017 18:56

AFI to set qualifying guidelines for Asian Games & CWG in 2018

AFI Media

September 11, 2017

Patiala:     The AFI committee for Planning, Coaching, Monitoring and Implementation which met at NIS-Patiala recently has decided that the criteria for selection of Indian athletics teams for Asian Games and Commonwealth Games 2018 will be the AFI qualifying standards which will be announced well in advance before each competition.

At the two-day meeting held on Saturday-Sunday, the Planning Committee also reviewed the performance of every athlete who participated in the IAAF World Championships 2017 held in London last month.

Announcing AFI Planning Committee’s decisions, AFI President Adille J. Sumariwalla said, “AFI is not satisfied with the performance of most of the athletes at the IAAF World Championships 2017- London and it is being mentioned clearly to the Chief Coach Mr. Bahadur Singh. The performance of our athletes was poor.”

The AFI Planning Committee also discussed the ways to strictly monitor working of its coaches at various national camps and setting up of monitoring teams.

AFI President said, “The working of coaches will be strictly monitored and coaches will be held accountable for the performances of the athletes. The targets for athletes will also be set in advance and those attaining qualifying standards set by AFI for Asian Games and CWG 2018 will be selected in the team. Our focus is on Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Winning medals at Asian competitions and area championships is not enough.”

The AFI Planning Committee also identified events to focus on for Commonwealth Games which will be hosted by Gold Coast in Australia from 4-15 April, 2018 and Asian Games which will be held in Jakarta-Indonesia from 18 August-2 September 2018.

 “We will give special attention to certain disciplines in which we have good pool of talented athletes in both men and women categories such as Javelin, 400m, 4x400m Relay and Long Jump for these Games. Very shortly we will announce qualifying guidelines for Asian Games and CWG 2018,” said AFI President.

The AFI Planning Committee also reviewed the Annual Calendar for the year 2018. The committee also decided to provide the list of athletes training outside national camps to the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA).

*Proposed Annual Calendar 2018*

CAMP STARTS ON 01 October 2017

DATES

COMPETETION

VENUE

18-19 FEB 2018

NATIONAL WALKING CHAMPIONSHIPS (final trial for asian walk championships & CWG 2018)

KOLKATA/DELHI

27 FEBRUARY 2018

INDIAN GRAND PRIX I

PATIALA

05-08 MARCH 2018

 NATIONAL FEDERATION CUP

PATIALA

2-4 MARCH 2018

WORLD INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

BIRMINGHAM UK

05-7TH MAY 2018

FEDERATION CUP JUNIOR

TBD

08 APRIL-15 APRIL 2018

CWG 2018

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA

JUNE 2018

ASIAN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

TBD

06 JULY 2018

INDIAN GP II

CHENNAI

08 JULY 2018

INDIAN GP III

BANGLORE

15 -18 JULY 2018

NATIONAL INTER STATE

TBD/ MAY BE IN BANGALORE

10-15 JULY 2018

WORLD UNDER 20 CHAMPIONSHIPS

FINLAND

25-27TH JULY 2018

NATIONAL YOUTH ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIP

TBD

18 AUG-02 SEP 2018

ASIAN GAMES

JAKARTA, INDONESIA

25 SEP-28 SEP 2018

OPEN NATIONALS

TBD

02-5TH  NOVEMBER

JUNIOR NATIONAL

TBD

24-27 NOVEMBER 2018

NIDJAM

VISAKHAPATNAM

16 -17TH DEC 2018

NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

TBD

 

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