KOOH Sports recognises that athletics is the base for all sports, crucially significant in developing movement proficiency. To proliferate this thought and to tap into a child’s inherent desire to "Run", KOOH Sports launched a unique programme called "Speedstar" in 2012. This was held under the aegis of AFI (Athletics Federation of India) and endorsed by India’s sprint queen P.T. Usha.
Speedstar in essence is a nationwide hunt to identify the fastest boy & girl in the country.
In its first edition, Speedstar reached out to 12 cities, 10000 participants, 500 schools across 3 age categories (U12, U14 and U16). 6 winners from across India were chosen to get trained in Australia with Sharon Hannan - who is renowned to train Olympic medalists. One of the 6 winners will be adopted by KOOH Sports and will receive sponsorships to progress a career in Athletics.
Speedstar Season 2 reached out to 10 cities, 25000+ participants and 1700+ schools. Participation added for Under 10, extending the event format to 4 age categories (U10, U12, U14 and U16). 8 winners per age category across India were chosen to participate in the Finale. 6 Finale winners are scheduled to go to Australia and trained by Sharon Hannan. 2 winners received cash prizes.
Age Categories and Race Formats - (For Both Girls and Boys)
Speedstar, an annual event, aims to introduce one middle distance track racing event every year to make this India's most coveted competition to win.
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