G.S Randhawa steps down as AFI choice panel chairman

Track legend Gurbachan Singh Randhawa on Tuesday resigned because the chairman of the Athletics Federation of India choice committee after 18 years of getting held the publish. The previous Asian Video games champion wrote to AFI president Adille Sumariwalla citing previous age as his cause to step down from the publish.

“My advancing age makes it difficult for me to give the job my 100 percent. I think it is the right time for me to hand over the reins to a younger person at a time when Indian Athletics is at a very exciting stage of its evolution,” Randhawa wrote.

“… [We] have also seen how the robust junior programme, with the National Inter-District Junior Athletics Meet at the entry level, has led to successes in age-group competitions both at the Asian and world levels. There can be no better time for me to bid farewell. I would like to acknowledge the support and encouragement of everyone involved in my long association with AFI…,” he added.

The 84-year previous received decathlon gold on the 1962 Asian Video games and completed fifth within the 110m Hurdles on the 1964 Olympics, the place he was additionally the flag-bearer through the opening ceremony. After retiring as an athlete, he was related to the AFI in numerous capacities together with as coach, authorities observer and selector.

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