Excelsior Sports Correspondent
POONCH, Nov 23: Third District Taekwondo Championship, organised by Poonch District Taekwondo Association under the aegis of Jammu Kashmir Taekwondo Association (JKTA), commenced, here today.
Commander 93 Infantry Brigade, Puneet Doval was the chief guest of the opening ceremony while DYSSO Poonch, Mohd Qasim was guest of honour and Prof Fateh Mohd Abassi, Abhinav Dabur JE PDD, Prof Dr Tabussam, Prof Shah, Pawan Kumar Lecturer DYSS and Parvaiz Malik chairman EHSAAS Foundation were the special guests.
In girls category, Khalida Jabeen, Rabia Anjum, Hafza Fatima, Suzaim Amber Saleem, Aaira Fatima and Prakriti Sharma clinched Gold medals whereas Jessica Singh, Manpreet Kour, Anureet Kaur, Uzma Rishi, Eliza Sehar and Umm-ul-Baneen won Silver medals.
In boys category, Mohd Arhaan, Krishna Dutta, Rananjay Gupta and Mohd Yamim bagged Gold medals while Aman Sedeeq, Chanderdeep Shandil, Yasir Iqbal and Abhimanyu Sharma secured Silver medals.
The chief guest congratulated the Association for providing a platform to budding players. He also assured that sports equipments would be distributed among Taekwondo players.
The chief guest distributed medals among winners. The bouts were officiated by Ashaq Hussain, Sameer Khan, Hassan, Sandeep Kumar, Altaf Ahmed, Viqar Ahmed Attari, Ameet Sharma, Amiram Khan and Pawandeep Singh.
The function was coordinated by Vijay Kumar while vote of thanks was present by Priyanka Singh.