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RFYS Athletics National Championships: South Zone dominate Day One with 16 gold medals

The third season of RFYS Athletics 2019-20 kicked off in September, witnessing over 32,000 athletes from 5,500 educational institutes across 8 categories

RFYS Athletics National Championships: South Zone dominate Day One with 16 gold medals
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South Zone were the champions on the first day of the 2019-20 Reliance Foundation Youth Sports (RFYS) Athletics National Championships after they bagged as many as 16 gold medals. Day One witnessed over 250 athletes vying in 32 events across 11 disciplines at the Priyadarshini Park, Malabar Hill in Mumbai January 7.

The third season of RFYS Athletics 2019-20 kicked off in September, witnessing over 32,000 athletes from 5,500 educational institutes across 8 categories. After being shortlisted in their respective City Championships, over 800 athletes arrived in Mumbai for the National Championships, in an attempt to win gold across 96 events, that runs between 7 and 9 January 2020. 

Athletes hailing from Karnataka and Kerala sweated out to grab maximum spots on the podium. North Zone, on the other hand, managed to grab eleven golds to their name, led by educational institutions from Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.

The RFYS National Athletics records in the 4x100m categories contested today were bettered from past years, again led by South Zone. The highlight of the day belonged to the girls as they managed to break 6 out of the past 10 respective category records.

Meanwhile, as the finals of the RFYS 2019-20 National Football Championships came to an end, all but one team from East Zone managed to emerge as champions. Two teams from Imphal and one each from Shillong, Malappuram and Asansol grabbed the honours across the five categories on January 5, Sunday.

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