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colours of success:Athletes who bagged the individual championship in the junior athletics meet with their trophies. R.Natarajan, third from left, former international athlete, is in the picture
TIRUCHI: It is vital for students to strike a balance between sports and academics. Participation in sports will strengthen will power and confidence, former international athlete R. Natarajan said.
“Equip yourselves with essential skills to face the competitive world. Be it sports or academics, the required skill sets are what would determine excellence,” Mr. Natarajan advised youngsters at the valedictory of the 18th State-level summer athletics coaching camp, organised by the Rail Sports Club Athletics Academy (RSCAA), here on Thursday.
The former ace sprinter felt certain that taking part in sporting activities would in no way affect the academic performance of the students, seeking parental support for success of budding sportspersons.
A former SAF Games gold medallist, Mr. Natarajan called upon the youngsters to sustain their hard work without losing heart even if success eludes at the initial stages. “Work hard to make India proud in the international sports arena,” he told the youngsters.
Over 260 youth underwent training at the month-long camp. A junior athletics meet was also conducted on Thursday. Mr.Natarajan gave away prizes in the presence of G. Vinoth, vice-president, Tiruchi District Cricket Association; P. Palanivelu, Divisional Secretary, Southern Railway Mazdoor Union; P. Kalaiselvan, District Sports Officer; N. Sethuraman, president, RSCAA; and N. Annavi, former international high jumper and chief coach at the camp.
The following youngsters were adjudged individual champions in different age categories at the junior athletics meet:
Boys: G.V. Hrithik Roshan (under-6); S. Kirthick Vathsan (under-8); G. Steve Philip (under-10); S. Simma Sandeep (under-12); A. Mothi Arun (under-14); and R. Arun Balaji (under-16). Girls: M. Ananya (under-6); V. Kareena Nalli (under-8); A. Kevina Ashwini (under-10); M.S. Manisha and S. Kavya (under-12); V. Nadia Nalli (under-14); and M. Basitha (under-16).
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