Excelsior Sports Correspondent
JAMMU, Jan 12: The Jammu and Kashmir Tug-Of-War Association selected teams to participate in the 30th Senior National and 15th Sr. Federation Cup Men and Women Tug – of- War Championship being held from January 13 to January 18, 2018 at Anandpur Sahib in Punjab.
The teams were selected by S. Hardeep Singh Anand, President of the Association, Jodh Singh Isher, Secretary, Jasvir Singh, Joint Secretary and S. Rajinder Singh, Secretary Poonch District, under the supervision of J&K Sports Council Screening Committee members including Shiv Kumar Sharma, Joint Secretary J&K Sports Council Jammu, Haji Abdul Qyoom, Chief Sports Officer and Ravi Singh, Divisional Sports Officer Jammu.
The selected players for 30th Senior National underweight category 640 kg men include Vinish Paul Singh, Islam Ahmad, Owais Gulzar, Pritam, Asif Rafiq, Zahid Bashir, Varundeep Singh, Aqib Jeelani and Zaffar-ul-Islam.
In the 600 kg men include Ishfaq Ahmed, Harkaran Singh, Sahil Sharma, Gurjote Singh, Garg Dev Manhas, Kulwant Singh, Paaras Kotwal, Muktar Raina and Ritesh Anand.
In the 560 kg mix men and women include Sourav Kumar, Jasmeet Singh, Sunil Singh, Abhishek Raina, Neeraj Kumar, Gurleen Kour, Kiran Kumari, Jagandeep Kour and Vishali.
In the 480 kg women include Tamanna Manhas, Nahida Jeelani, Yasmeen Fatima, Bharti Devi, Shaheen Kousar, Jyoti Kumari, Samiksha Kapahi, Sheriya Kapahi and Prerna Kotwal.
The selected players for 15th Senior Federation Cup under Weight Category 640 kg men include Shivam Bhardwaj, Akash Bhardwaj, Abhishek Khajuria, Mangat Ram, Kulvinder Singh, Anil Kumar, Rakesh Khajuria, Atul Sharma and Gurpreet Singh.
In the 540 kg mix men and women Include Sorab Dutta, Ajmal Humayun, Mohd. Shahraz, Shalinder Singh, Sunny Thakur, Mamta Khajuria, Rekha Sharma, Anu Radha Sharma and Neetu Sharma.
Gorav Kumar Dubey, Sourav Dubey, Robin Singh, Ajay Kumar, Sohan Lal and Jaswinder Singh are accompanying the teams as coaches and managers.
The President of the Association distributed Kits among the players before departure which were sponsored by M/s. Trans Asia Hotels Pvt Ltd Unit Cygnett Park Asia, Jammu.