“Edge Grand Prix” from June to September
ATHLETICS: History was in the making in the field of Athletics (Track
& Field) with the launch of “Edge Grand Prix” (a series of 10 National
Level Track & Field competitions). Hosted by “Edge”, the sports
nutrition leader, the competitions are to be held from June to September
2007, and will be open to all age groups.
The Edge Grand Prix, which is also the brain child of Talavou
Alailima, the Sri Lanka Shot Putt and Discus record holder, is to be
conducted in association with ANTFA (The Association of National Track
and Field Athletes) and with the blessing of the Ministry of Sports and
the Sri Lanka Athletic Association.
One of the objectives of the Edge Grand Prix is to create a Track &
Field season in Sri Lanka, and provide high quality competitions to help
improve personal performances.
Another important goal of these competitions is that cash incentives
will be in place to reward hard work and dedication of all stake
The incentive structure has also been geared to encourage coaches to
not only scout for talent, but to also better train the athletes so that
ultimately Sri Lanka would have a second and a third rung of national
champions that would bring honor in the 2012 Olympic Games.
A total of 36 Events for both men and women will be held at each
competition, with the structure of the event being as follows
Edge Grand Prix Competitions 1 & 2 Two or three day meets will be
held for all applicants. Based on performance, the best 48 athletes will
qualify to compete at the next level. The estimated number of
competitors for both of the Edge Grand Prix competitions will be around
Edge Grand Prix Competitions 3,4,5,6, & 7 Out of the 48 competitors
for each event, the top 24 will qualify for the 8th round.
Selection will be base on the average performance of 5 meets, out so
the total of 7 thus far. The estimated number of competitors would be
Edge Grand Prix Competition 8 At this competition the top 16 athletes
in each event will qualify to participate in the 9th leg. We estimated
that 850 competitors would qualify.
Edge Grand Prix Competition 9 Only the top 8 competitors from this
competition will qualify for the final grand finale. The estimated
number of competitors should be around 600 athletes.
Edge Grand Prix Competition 10 All competitors that qualify to
participate in the 10th Edge Grand Prix will be rewarded with cash
awards depending on their performance. The estimated number of
competitors for this final meet will be 300.
Cash Prizes * A minimum of Rs. 3 Million in cash awards will be
presented to the competitors of the 10th Edge Grand Prix. * Those who
break a Sri Lanka record during the 10 competitions will receive a
minimum cash prize of Rs. 100,000 each. * 30% of all cash awards
allocated for winners will be shared with the coaches who helped them
identify their talent, and nurtured their performance through the years.
The application for the Edge Grand Prix 2007 can be found in national
news papers, in all three languages. The applications are to be faxed to
4304413, or to register online please visit www.edgegrandprix.org.