The 2016 National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championships has started in which city of India?
The 56th edition of National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championships 2016 has started in Hyderabad. It’s a qualifying event for the Rio Olympics, which is scheduled to be held in August 2016. In the 5-day event, 744 athletes, including 264 women from 26states are participating. Till now, 21 athletes have qualified for the Rio Olympic Games besides the women’s 4x400m relay squad. A Sri Lankan relay team will also take part in the event in its bid to attain the Rio qualification standard. This is the fourth time that senior Nationals have returned to Hyderabad.