Indian Railways women win National Cross Country Championship
Kohima: Indian Railways women and men today respectively won Gold and Silver in the team event at the 56th National Cross Country Championship held at Indira Gandhi Stadium, in Kohima.
A total of 5 South Asian countries Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, 34 states, Union Territories (UTs), and boards also participated in the competition.
SAAF Cross Country race included: Men (10km), Women (10km), Under 20- boys (8km) and Under 20-girls (6km). And Categories for National Cross-country races were: Men (10km), under 20- boys (8km), under 16- boys (6km) and Women (10km), Under 20-girls (6km), under 18 girls (4km) and under 16 girls (2km).
In the individual event, the women athletes from Indian Railways captured the top 5 positions and sealed the Gold for Indian Railways in the Team event and Varsha Devi, Manju Yadav, Preenu Yadav, and Munni Devi were members of the Railway Sports Promotion Board team in the Championship. In the Men’s section, the Indian Railways team consisting of Narendra Pratap, Dinesh, Virendra Kumar Pal, and Harshad Mhatre won the Silver Medal.
The South Asian Cross Country Championship and 56th National Cross Country Championship was organized by the Nagaland Athletics Association (NAA) under the aegis of the Athletics Federation of India (AFI). Total 8 events were held and a total of 378 men and 296 women participated in the championship.
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