PT Usha’s appeal to Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan: Vaccinate state athletes ahead of National Championships

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The National Inter-State Championships, to beryllium held successful Patiala, volition beryllium the past accidental for the Indian athletes to suffice for the Tokyo Olympics. The deadline for the Olympics qualification for athletics is June 29.

Sprint fable  PT Usha

Sprint fable PT Usha (Courtesy: Twitter)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • National Inter-State Championships volition beryllium held from June 25 to 29
  • Inter-State Athletics conscionable volition beryllium held successful NIS, Patiala
  • The deadline for Olympics qualification for athletics is June 29

PT Usha connected Monday requested Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to vaccinate athletes of the authorities who are taking portion successful the upcoming National Inter-State Championships, an Olympic qualifying lawsuit to beryllium held from June 25 to 29.

“A humble petition to @CMOKerala to vaccinate sports persons, their coaches, enactment unit & aesculapian team, who volition enactment successful the fourthcoming National & different contention connected priority,” she tweeted.

“We conscionable can’t disregard sports section!” she added.

Urgent: a humble petition to @CMOKerala to vaccinate sports persons, their coaches, enactment unit & aesculapian team, who volition enactment successful the distant coming National & different contention connected priority. We conscionable can't disregard sports section! @vijayanpinarayi @MoHFW_INDIA @KirenRijiju

— P.T. USHA (@PTUshaOfficial) June 7, 2021

The 56-year-old Usha, who won 11 medals successful the Asian Games, including 4 golden successful the 1986 edition, said sportspersons should not beryllium ignored successful the vaccination process.

India’s vaccination argumentation for athletes has kept its absorption connected the Olympic-bound radical truthful acold with astir of them inoculated with astatine slightest the archetypal dose.

The National Inter-State Championships, to beryllium held successful Patiala, volition beryllium the past accidental for the Indian athletes to suffice for the Tokyo Olympics. The deadline for Olympics qualification for athletics is June 29.

Till now, astir 120 athletes and 27 para-athletes person received their archetypal dose of the vaccine, portion 58 athletes and 4 para-athletes person got their 2nd dose. Moreover, 114 coaches and enactment unit person got their archetypal dose, portion 37 person received the 2nd dose.

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