District Fencing C’ship culminates at Poonch

Winners posing a group photograph with dignitaries at Poonch on Friday.
Winners posing a group photograph with dignitaries at Poonch on Friday.

Excelsior Sports Correspondent

POONCH, Oct 22: 4th District Poonch Fencing Championship, organised by District Fencing Association under the aegis of Adhoc Committee of J&K Amateur Fencing Association, concluded at Sports Stadium, here today.
About 80 participants including boys and girls participated in this championship wherein Yashpal Sharma former MLC was the chief guest, whereas Dr Shikha Sharma and Mohd Qasim DYSSO Poonch were the guests of honours and Prem Prakash Luthra senior vice president PDTA, Nirdosh Kumar Incharge Manager Sports Stadium Poonch and Er Saleem Bandey general secretary District TT Association were the special guests of this occasion.
Earlier, all the guests were welcomed by Neeraj Sharma, organising secretary of the championship.
All matches were held under the technical supervision of Ajay Khatrol international fencer with the assistance of Kamal Kumar and Pavinder Sharma. Rajinder Singh Taekwondo coach, Ravinder Singh secretary District Athletic Association, Mukesh Kumar Assistant Physical Director GDC Poonch, Musthaq Ahmed, Narinder Singh (PEM), DK Raina (PET) and Gurvinder Singh (PET) were present during the event.
In senior sabre boys, Akarshit Sudan and Toseef Tahan secured top two medals, whereas Vishvas Sudan and Mudabar Ayaz shared bronze medal, whereas in junior epee boys, Mohd. Irfan and Hashim Rashid won gold and silver medals, while bronze medals were shared by Mohd Shoieb and Nitin Sharma and in junior sabre boys, Mohd Sahid won gold, Akshay Kumar clinched silver and Maheshwar Sharma and and Madhav Sharma jointly clinched bronze medal, besides in foil girls, Shabina and Sharista Majid secured two top medals, while bronze medal was shared by Insha Majid and Manpreet Kaur.