Excelsior Sports Correspondent
GULMARG, Jan 23: On the concluding day of District Baramulla Winter Sports Championship, the competitions in Slalom race were held at Gulmarg in different events like Alpine ski and Snowboarding. A race in Nordic Ski was also held.
The Competitions were held in different age groups for boys and girls. Reyaz Malik General Manager State Cable Car Corp and Dr. Alyas Nasir Asstt Director inaugurated the race. In Senior Men Alpine Ski Bilal Ahmad Reshi, Mudasir Ahmad and Javed Ahmad Lone won first three positions; in Junior II Alpine Ski Girls Sabiya Nabi, Shabista Shabir and Zainab Rashid won first three positions; in junior II Alpine Ski Boys Jehangir Ganai, Waseem Ahmad Bhat and Ishfaq Ahmad Bhat lifted first three positions; in Junior I Alpine Ski boys Amir Bin Rahim, Irfan Ahmad Sheikh and Mudasir Ahmad War bagged first three positions respectively; For their best performance Ayan Ahmad Zargar, Zamin Rashid and Shoaib Malik were given consolation prizes. In the Snowboarding Senior Men event Mudasir Ahmad, Firdous Ahmad Sheikh and Zahoor Ahmad got first three positions, while in junior category the budding snowboarder Mehraj Ud Din Khan got first, Zubair Ahmad Lone second and Arif Majid Lone got third positions. In Nordic Skiing event Abid Bhat, Nisar Bhat of ZamZam Hotel and Tahir Lone got first three positions respectively.
On the valedictory function, the medals were awarded to the winners by Col Dhillon, Principal, IIS&M, Shabir Wani Assistant Director Youth Services, AR Tantray, former Ski Coach of State Sports Council and Muhammad Yusuf General Secretary WGAJK.
On the occasion Winter Games Association of J&K disclosed that the association would hold open selection trials to select the state contingent for forthcoming National Ski and Snowboarding Championships. The first three position winners of recently held district championships would have direct entry for the final selection trials while for fresher there will be another selection race.