Athletics

Venue Arrival Team Officials Meeting Event Start Date Event End Date Departure
University Stadium 07/02/2015 08/02/2015 09/02/2015 13/02/2015 15/02/2015

Medal Events in Athletics(for 35th National Games, Kerala) 

 

 

Sl.NoAthletics
1Men 100m.
2Men 200m.
3Men 400m.
4Men 800m.
5Men 1500m.
6Men 5000m.
7Men 10000m.
8Men 3000m. Steeple Chase
9Men Decathlon
10Men 110m. Hurdles
11Men 400m. Hurdles
12Men 4 x 100m. Relay
13Men 4 x 400m. Relay
14Men 20km Walk
15Men Long Jump
16Men High Jump
17Men Triple Jump
18Men Pole Vault
19Men Discuss
20Men Hammer
21Men Shot Put
22Men Javelin
23Women 100m
24Women 200m.
25Women 400m.
26Women 800m.
27Women 1500m.
28Women 5000m.
29Women 10000m.
30Women 3000m. Steeple Chase
31Women Heptathlon
32Women 100m. Hurdles
33Women 400m. Hurdles
34Women 4 x 100m. Relay
35Women 4 x 400m. Relay
36Women 20km Walk
37Women Long Jump
38Women High Jump
39Women Triple Jump
40Women Pole Vault
41Women Discuss
42Women Hammer
43Women Shot Put
44Women Javelin

 

Athletics - 2015 National Games

2011 National Games Medal Tally of Athletics

 

Teams

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Kerala

9

10

8

27

Services

7

1

5

13

Punjab

5

5

5

15

Uttar Pradesh

5

2

3

10

Andhra Pradesh

3

5

2

10

Jharkhand

3

3

3

9

Karnataka

3

2

2

7

Maharashtra

2

3

3

8

Rajasthan

2

0

1

3

Delhi

2

0

1

3

Haryana

1

6

2

9

Madhya Pradesh

1

3

0

4

Tamil Nadu

1

2

3

6

West Bengal

0

1

2

3

Manipur

0

1

1

2

Uttarakhand

0

1

0

1

Himachal Pradesh

0

0

1

1

Goa

0

0

1

1

 

History

 

Athletic contests have prehistoric roots. Athletics events were illustrated in the Ancient Egyptian tombs in Saqqara, with sketches of running at the HebSed festival and the event of high jump marked in tombs dated to as early as 2250 B.C. There is also a record of an ancient Celtic festival called The Tailteann Games. This was in Ireland, established around 1800 B.C. and it was a thirty-day meet which listed running and stone-throwing in its sporting events.

 

At the very first Olympics event in 776 B.C., the only and original was ‘stadion’, which was a stadium-length running event. Later, throwing and jumping events within the ancient pentathlon was included. The Panhellenic Games, established 500 BC, also had athletic events.

 

The Cotswold Olimpick Games was a sports event that was celebrated in England in the 17th century, which featured athletics in the form of sledgehammer throwing contests. Revolutionary France had a national festival called L'Olympiade de la République which is seen as an early forerunner to the modern summer Olympic Games; this was in 1796-98. The star event here too was a running competition, but various ancient Greek disciplines were also held. This period also marks the introduction of the metric system into sports.

 

Athletics has been on the agenda of every Summer Olympics since the 1896 Summer Olympics, which is said to mark the evolution point of Olympics in its modern avatar. Now Althletics includes track and field events, road running events, and race-walking events. Cross country running was dropped after the 1924 Summer Olympics.

 

Here’s a list of events usually held under Athletics.