Monday, August 15, 2022

Abu Metha appointed chairman Ntl Mountain Running Committee

Nagaland Athletics association (NAA) has congratulated associate vice president, Athletics Federation of India, Abu Metha, for being appointed as the chairman of the “National Mountain Running Committee” of the Athletics Federation of India (AFI).
The association said that it is the first time that a sports administrator from Nagaland will be heading a national committee. It also stated that Abu Metha, a former national-level sportsperson, was instrumental in the successful hosting of the South Asian Cross-Country Championships in Nagaland as the co-convenor of the organising committee.
“This historic Championship was Nagaland’s biggest ever event and was participated by athletes and officials from Nepal, Maldives, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and India”, it added.
The event also coincided with the 56th National Cross-Country Championships where Nagaland women’s team won bronze medal in the team championships event for the first time. Altogether 12 athletes from Nagaland finished in podium positions among the participants of the North-Eastern states.
Metha was also the team leader of the Indian contingent to the U-20 World Athletics Championships at Nairobi, Kenya, where India returned with its best-ever haul of three medals. This is the first time that the AFI has instituted the national committee on mountain running and it is a matter of pride that a leader from Nagaland is heading the committee.
The association and the sports fraternity of the State wished him success in his new responsibility, while extending their appreciation to the Athletics Federation of India under the leadership of the president, Adille Sumariwala and planning committee chairman, Dr. Lalit K. Bhanot for the recognition accorded to Nagaland and the North East.


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