Blog By- Harinadh.A.S
Bhubaneswar: This year the Asian Athletics Championship will starting on 6th July 2017. The Championship is held in the Kalinga Stadium of the Bhubaneshwar, Odisha. There will be 42 events in the meet, among them 21 for men and 21 for women. The winners in the Championship will get direct entry to the world championships held in London in August. Odisha is hosting the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships. It will end in 9th July.
For India 95 athletes are competing in the meet. Around 45 countries are participating in the Meet. Around 800 athletes are taking part of this event.
In India this is the third time, the Asian Athletics Championships is hosted here. In 1983 in Delhi and 2013 in Pune. The previous Meet was in Wuhan, China. In that meet India came third in the medal tally.
The Mascot is Olly, an Olive Ridley sea turtle. India is with maximum number of Athletes in the meet.
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