India has a prolific history in athletics which dates back to the vedic period.
Contemporary versions of track and field events began to be played regularly and in
organized form in the early years of Indian independence.
P.T. Usha and Anju Bobby George
came close to changing the course of Indian Athletic
The last decade has seen Indian athletes performing admirably at continental meets and
the Commonwealth Games in long distance,throws and jump events. However success in the
sprints events is still something the country yearns for.Furthering athletes through access
to coaching,foreign training,physiotherapy,mental conditioning and other support services.
GAIL (India) Limited has embarked on a grassroots athletics program GAIL-Indian Speed star which is aimed at unearthing young talent across the length and breadth of India.GAIL-Indian Speed star will identity and nurture talent in track events (100m,200m and 800m) between the age group of 11 to 17 years.
" Talent Identification and Selection will be done through organizing athletics events as well as tracking talent from remote areas/disadvantaged communities."
" Nurturing athletes through access to coaching, foreign training, physiotherapy, mental conditioning and others support services."
" To strengthen the sport of athletics and create a talent pool through which Indian athletics shines brightly at the 2020 Summer Olympics "
A panel of eminent sports persons have been appointed in the selection committee to support selections and guide coaching camps. As members of the selection committee their role would include creating the selection criteria or the GAIL-Indian Speedstar Program, and developing the training plan and module for the selected athletes at the National Level.
Trials will be conducted under the watchful eyes of coaches and selectors,appointed by the selection
The selection of the athletes will be based on talent identification and selection criteria set by the selection committee
Shortlisted athletes from each district will attend a one day state camp followed by the state level trials.
Shortlisted athletes from state trials will attend an intensive national level
At the conclusion of the coaching camp,final trials will be held. Winners will be selected based on the qualification criteria and their potential.
The winners will be given extensive training throughout the year.
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