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The answer for Young Athletes
GAIL-The Fastest Indian, Talent Hunt kicks off in Jaipur
~ GAIL-TFI – to identify and develop Olympic-level sprinters ~
~ Hunt for the next Milkha Singh to spread across 19 Cities and 20 Events ~

Jaipur, October 17, 2014: Heralding a new era in Indian athletics with the potential to produce Olympic-level sprinters, GAIL (India) Limited in association with Spoment today conducted the fifth leg of ‘GAIL-The Fastest Indian’ in Jaipur.
This novel initiative is an attempt to find the next Milkha Singh for the country and is targeted at securing medals in athletics at Tokyo Olympics 2020. Legendary athlete ‘Padmashree’ Shri Milkha Singh, himself, is the principal mentor of this annual event. He will also provide his input and help in selecting and grooming potential winners.
The talent hunt started with a bang at the University of Rajasthan Sports Complex, Jaipur with an overwhelming response from the city. Post the welcome speech for the participants and dignitaries, the event started off with a remarkable display of talent, enthusiastic students were eager to show off their athletic abilities with a few runners quite literally losing their shoes.
More than 250 students from 20 schools participated in 100, 200 and 400 meter heats. The high spirited races were followed by the finals, which were held in the afternoon proceeding which the prize distribution commenced.
Showing solidarity to the initiative the parents and students expressed their utmost appreciation as the event ended on a highly charged note. They deemed the project as one that is the need of the hour as a majority of talent in the country goes unrecognized owing to lack of such competitive platforms.
GAIL-The Fastest Indian will identify, groom and develop champions who can win laurels for the country. Over the next three months, GAIL-TFI talent hunt will conduct events across 19 cities reaching over 3,000 schools. Young boys and girls in the age group 12 to 14 years will get an opportunity to compete for the title of ‘GAIL-The Fastest Indian’. The Top 8 participants from across 19 cities in each category, based on their timings, shall qualify to take part in the National Finals on December 14, 2014 in Bengaluru.
The highlight and attraction of the initiative is the provision of complete scholarship up till post graduation to the winner of the finals. The focus is on running and they would also receive specialized training from renowned National and International Sports trainers.
Students willing to participate in GAIL-The Fastest Indian talent hunt can directly enroll themselves at http://www.thefastestindian.in and can get answers of all their queries by dialing at +91 9560121287.
The other partners who are making this dream possible include IFIM Business School (Academic partner) which is providing scholarships, Manipal Hospitals (Medical partner), sportskeeda.com (Digital media partner), Croma (Promotions partner), Fox Mandal (Knowledge partner), iCONGO(social justice partner), rightticket.in (Official partner), Yi (Out Reach partner) and Unibic (official cookie partner).
Results:
Jaipur Result – 100 Mtrs – Boys Final
S.no Name School Name Bib No Class Timing
1 Yashwant Universe Public School 146 14:44
2 Budhraj Universe Public School 26 14:87
3 Rahul Universe Public School 100 14:97

Jaipur Result – 100 Mtrs – Girls Final
S.no Name School Name Bib No Class Timing
1 Swati Vimukti Girls School 289 16:75
2 Vandana Vimukti Girls School 274 16:94
3 Deepti Universe Public School 005 17:05

Jaipur Result – 200 Mtrs – Boys Final
S.no Name School Name Bib No Class Timing
1 Sanjay Kumar Prince Residential Se.Sec.School 029 0:28:37
2 Yashwant Universe Public School 146 0:30:69
3 Pushpendra Choudhary Universe Public School 051 0:31:38

Jaipur Result – 200 Mtrs – Girls Final
S.no Name School Name Bib No Class Timing
1 Neelam Vimukti Girls School 270 0:35:38
2 Ruchika Universe Public School 141 0:35:47
3 Tanu Kaur Vimukti Girls School 269 0:38:97

Jaipur Result – 400 Mtrs – Boys Final
S.no Name School Name Bib No Class Timing
1 Vishal Prince Residencial 030 1:05:63
2 Pushpendra Choudhary Universe Public School 051 1:12:47
3 Budhraj Universe Public School 026 1:12:81

Jaipur Result – 400 Mtrs – Girls Final
S.no Name School Name Bib No Class Timing
1 Deepti Bihst Universe Public School 005 1:30:18
2 Sunita Goswami Universe Public School 139 1:34:28
3 Anushka Chauhan Universe Public School 093 1:35:00

Event Schedule
Sl No City Date Sl No City Date
1 Chandigarh 10-Oct-14 11 Lucknow 12-Nov-14
2 Bhopal 13-Oct-14 12 Kochi 15-Nov-14
3 Delhi 14-Oct-14 13 Banaras 17-Nov-14
4 Ahmedabad 16-Oct-14 14 Bangalore 20-Nov-14
5 Jaipur 17-Oct-14 15 Patna 22-Nov-14
6 Mumbai 20-Oct-14 16 Ranchi 25-Nov-14
7 Goa 27-Oct-14 17 Guwahati 27-Nov-14
8 Hyderabad 30-Oct-14 18 Bhubaneswar 29-Nov-14
9 Rudrapur 7-Nov-14 19 Ludhiana Date to be announced
10 Chennai 10-Nov-14 20 FINALS -Bangalore Likely Date Dec 14th
About Spoment
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