Medalists who weren't included in the state championship because of a typo

Teams forgot to list their players in order of medals won, instead listing them at random . Only the top three players on the list were allowed to compete .

Bhopal: The school education department made a clerical mistake in order to exclude fencing medallists from the school level championship at Tatya Tope on Thursday.The problem emerged when teams forgot to list their players in order of medals won, instead listing them at random.Only the top three players on the list were allowed to compete.According to a championship official, several medallists from the divisional level were excluded from the state championship, according to an official.A team may have a maximum of 24 players, including 12 female players, and only the top three players of each team are allowed to compete in the state championship.

When we did not find the player list, we called the teams concerned and they told us to forward the list without renaming it to the gold, silver, bronze, etc.position.When they arrived for the competition, we told them that the top three players would compete.However, the squads remained steadfast in their decision to include the fencers cited lower on the list.

Nevertheless, several fencers who did not win a championship medal at the divisional level were allowed to compete in the state-level championships.Coaches of the participating teams admitted to the error, and we forgot to mention the players' medals, which was the cause.We contacted the championship officials, but they refused to answer our inquiry.According to a team coach, many medallists had lost the opportunity to participate due to this.