Lucknow’s young Talent enter Speedstar finale
Lucknow: Lucknow today witnessed an athletic fever and heated action from leading schools in the city to participate in “Speedstar”
The Intra-city leg of this unique athletic talent hunt saw over 50 leading schools from Lucknow competing amongst themselves on January 27, 2013 at Guru Gobind Singh Sports College. The selected winners will lock horns with other champions from ten other cities of India to determine the winner of the ‘Speedstar Hunt’ for the Young Flying Indian. The winners for the city of Lucknow were as follows:
· Sarthak Kumar- La Martiniere Boys
· Anushka Agarwal- CMS Aliganj
· Jitendra Kumar Nishad- Ram Pratap Smaark English Medium School
· Astha Ojha- BVN I.N College
· Bhuwaneshwar Pathak- Sports College
· Divya Pandey- BVN I.N College
The winners will now represent Lucknow in the finale to be held on February 10, 2013. The winners of the grand finale would be offered week long intensive training in Australia under the guidance of Sharon Hannan – a recognised Australian athletic coach and the mastermind who trained Sally Pearson, the Gold Medallist at the London Olympics in 2012.
Commenting on the initiative, P.T. Usha, an Olympian and the brand ambassador for Speedstar said, “Athletics forms the fundamental premise of any sport and underpins the physical fitness and finesse required to graduate into an experienced sportsperson. I am extremely delighted to be associated with KOOH Sports and am confident that Speedstar will play a pivotal role in cultivating the forthcoming generation of athletes in India.”
Talking on the regional leg of the initiative, Mr. Susir Kumar, Founder and Chairman, KOOH Sports said, “It is our endeavour to promote sports at a grass root level in India through a multitude of programs. Speedstar is one such initiative enabled by KOOH Sports that is aimed to create awareness and generate a movement for athletics in the country. Through Speedstar, we aim to identify and nurture the fastest and youngest children throughout India and provide them an opportunity to further advance their talent.”
Speedstar is expected to roll out across 11 cities in India, including Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Sonepat.
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