India’s masters nationals claims 4,000 entrants — but no results?

Silver-haired Indian dude competing at 2012 Indian masters nationals in Bangalore.

What if USATF masters nationals drew 4,000 athletes but after two days posted no results? You’d have a riot. But that appears to be the case for the Masters Athletics Association of India nationals in Hyderabad, the capital of the southern state of Telangana. At least the federation website is mum on marks. We also learn from a state paper that the meet, which began Tuesday and ends Saturday, almost didn’t happen. It was scheduled elsewhere. “(MAFI) secretary David Premnath lauded the State for coming forward to host the event after Kerala backed out from the hosting in the last moment. … ‘We didn’t have much time. This event is prestigious event for us as the Indian team for this year’s Asian Masters Championship scheduled to be held in China will be selected from this championship.’” Yeah, they’re still promoting the fiction that WMA meets require qualifications. I think what they mean to say is India will help pay the way of certain folks. Whatever.

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February 22, 2017

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