Mangaluru, May 4, 2015: The Dakshina Kannada Amateur Athletics Association announced cash prizes of Rs. 25,000 each to athletes setting new meet records in the Federation Cup National Senior National Athletics Championship now on.
Talking to media on May 3 Sunday, Manjunath Bhandary, the president of the association, said the cash prizes will be given by the host association. During the last three days of the event, javelin thrower Devander Singh and shot-putter Indrajeet Singh have broken the Federation Cup Athletic meet records in their respective events. Today May 4 Monday, is the closing day for the five-day Championship.
Related news : After setting a meet record in javelin throw of 79.65 meters on may 2, Saturday, Indian Army’s Devander Singh thanked doctors and physiotherapists at the special medical centre at the arena.
Devander suffered cramps in his shoulders during warm-up, orthopaedician Sahan Kumar and physiotherapists Mohammed Kutti and Uma Rai from Government Wenlock Hospital treated him. He was relieved of the cramp and broke the record after the treatment, said Dr. Rai, who admired the athlete’s atitude.
. Devander is one of more than 40 athletes and support staff who have been treated in the last three days of the National Senior Athletics Championship. The support mad available here was great, said T. Gopi from Indian Army, who had come to the medial centre hoping to get few ice cubes for his right leg after he suffered cramps during practice. He got good treatment which helped him a lot.
Staff from Government Wenlock Hospital along with specialists from five medical colleges are at the medical centre. The Department of Health and Family Welfare from the Sanjay Gandhi Institute for Trauma and Orthopaedics are also at the centre. While majority of the cases were of sprains, muscle pull and problems due to dehydration, there was a case of a volunteer injuring her toe after being hit during hammer throw on Sunday. Malashree, 26, had a swollen toe, and was moved from the field to a hospital. She has recovered said a doctor in-charge.