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WATCH: Para-athletes compete in darkness at National Championship in Bengaluru

A video has emerged on Twitter showing the athletes of shot-put competing in pitch darkness at night with the only source of light being a mobile flashlight.

Para athletes compete in darkness at National Championships
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Para athletes compete in darkness at National Championships

By

Abhijit Nair

Updated: 2021-03-25T09:20:20+05:30

The 19th National Para Athletics Championship kicked off earlier today in Bengaluru. The championship which was first supposed to be held in Chennai from 24th March to 27th March 2021 was then later shifted to Bengaluru at a short notice on 20th March due to a spike in Covid-19 cases in Chennai.

Though the athletes somehow managed to reach Bengaluru under the prevailing circumstances, the conditions under which they are forced to compete have literally left the athletes in the dark.

A video has emerged on Twitter showing the athletes of shot-put competing in pitch darkness at night with the only source of light being a mobile flashlight.

More than 900 athletes in different categories for both men and women would compete in 159 events scheduled over a period of three days. However, the tournament is already being marred by controversy.


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