Participants competing in National Athletic Championships troubled by “timing”

Participants competing in National Athletic Championships troubled by “timing”

Participants competing in National Athletic Championships troubled by “timing”

Written by Tharushan Fernando

08 Jul, 2016 | 9:10 pm

Accurate timing was not guaranteed for the athletes who competed in the National Athletic Championships which commenced on Friday. This situation was due to the failure of the electronic timing system.

The 94th Edition of the National Athletic Championships kicked-off at the Diyagama Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium.This is the final opportunity that Sri Lankan athletes have to qualify for the Rio Olympics.

However, as the Electronic Timing System did not function in a proper manner during the track events, the competitors face the risk of losing the opportunity of qualifying for the Rio Games. In addition to the flaw in the Electronic Timing System, flaws were also reported in the wind gauge and the Photo-Finish system.

A similar situation was faced by the junior athletes at the Junior Athletic Champions in May due to malfunctioning of the electronic timing system.


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