National Sports Tournament – Starts Today in Gujarat | national games Tournament – Starts today in Gujarat

Ahmedabad: The 36th National Games begins today in Gujarat. 7000 players from all over the country will participate in this tournament which will be held till the 12th. The competitions are held in 6 cities in Gujarat namely Ahmedabad, Gandhi Nagar, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Bhavnagar.

As the national sports tournament is being held after about 7 years, this series has created a lot of expectation among the players. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the tournament today at 4.30 pm at the Narendra Modi Maidan in Ahmedabad. About 7000 players from 28 states and 8 union territories are participating in this game. A total of 36 games will be played. The athletics competitions will be held from September 30 to October 4 in Gandhi Nagar.

Steeplechase player Avinash Sable, long jumper Murali Shankar, javelin thrower Annu Rani, fencer Bhavani Devi, runners Hima Das, Duti Chand, Amlan Borgohain, Jyoti Yarraj and other leading stars will be participating in this grand National Games. Meanwhile, Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra, Commonwealth triple jump gold winner Eldhos Paul and badminton star PV Sindhu did not attend.

The 2023 World Athletics Championships will be held in Hungary. High level performance in national sports competition will be taken as direct qualification to participate in this series. Thus, the national sports competition starting today is considered important for the athletes.

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