Indian Grand Prix athletics to be held in Patiala from August 16

The National inter-state meet will be held from August 27 to 30 in Lucknow.

Long jump, javelin throw, shot put, to name a few events, will be part of the Indian Grand Prix.   -  Biswaranjan Rout

The fifth and final Indian Grand Prix will not be held in Chennai but in Patiala on August 16. 

The Chennai Grand Prix was scheduled to begin on September 1, but the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) decided against it as it felt two back-to-back events in Patiala followed by the National inter-state meet from August 27 to 30 in Lucknow will definitely give the athletes a better chance to qualify for the Doha World championships to be held between September 27 and October 6.

"We decided to organise the event in Patiala based on the request from players and coaches," C. K. Valson, Secretary of AFI, told Sportstar here on Friday.

Events that will be part of the competition

Men: 100m, 400m, long jump, shot put, discus throw, javelin throw, pole vault

Women: 100m, 400m, long jump, shot put, discus throw, javelin throw