1600 athletes to compete in Maharashtra Sub Junior Athletic Meet

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Mumbai, Feb 25 (UNI) As many as 1600 athletes from 25 districts of Maharashtra are to participate in the State Sub Junior Athletic Meet, beginning here on Wednesday.

The three-day meet, organised by the Mumbai Suburban District Athletic Association (MSDAA), will be held at the Andheri Sports Complex.

''There will be 40 events for boys and girls in the four age categories of under-8, under-10, under-12 and under-14 and the first three winners in each event will be awarded cash prizes,'' MSDAA President Akhtar H Rizvi today said. ''In addition, there will be the Overall Boys and Girls awards and the Overall Best District award. '' He said special events will also be organised for children below six years and eight years to identify fresh talent so that they can be trained and nurtured for the future.

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