Special Correspondent

TIRUCHI: The physical ability competitions under the World Beaters Talent Spotting Scheme for middle school students would be held in the educational districts of Tiruchi between February 7 and 9, according to Collector Ashish Vachhani.

The competition open to students of standards VI, VII and VIII would include track events such as 50 metres sprint, 600/800 metres run, shotput and long jump. The competitions for students of the Musiri educational district will be held at the Thottiyam Government Higher Secondary School grounds on February 7. For students of Lalgudi education districts, the competitions will be held at Don Bosco Higher Secondary School at Manakkal, Lalgudi on February 8, and for Tiruchi educational district at the Anna Stadium in the city on February 9. The competitions will start at 8 a.m. on all three days.

Candidates interested in participating could get further details from the District Sports Officer over telephone at 2420685, Mr.Vachhani said in a press release. Winners of competitions at the educational district and regional levels would qualify for a State-level special coaching camp. Participants of the camp would be eligible to get sports gear free of cost.