Excelsior Sports Correspondent
JAMMU, Feb 13: The 18th J&K Athletics Championship, organised by J&K Amateur Athletics Championship got underway at University of Jammu grounds, here today.
Around 300 athletes drawn from different district units of Kathua, Samba, Jammu, Poonch, Rajouri, Udhampur, Reasi and Doda are taking part in various field and track events.
The event was declared open by SSP with J&K Police, Sandeep Mehta in the presence of Director Sports, JU, Daud Iqbal Baba and president of the Association, Suneel Mahajan.
Also present were general secretary of the J&K Athletics Association, Sharat Chander Singh, treasurer, Ajay Sharma, Kuldeep Handoo, S S Gill, Rajan Sharma, Vikas Gupta, Ravi Salgotra, Vinod Bhatia, Nirmal Singh, Tarsem Basotra, Bushan Singh and Gurcharan Singh.
Vice president of J&K Olympic Association, Dr Ashutosh Sharma and general secretary, Dushyant Sharma also witnessed the events.
The Results: Men: 10,000 meters: Mangat Singh, Ist; Hans Raj, 2nd and Jagdish Singh, 3rd. Long Jump: Zubair Ahmad, Ist; Amit Singh, 2nd and Jai Kumar, 3rd.
Under-20 Boys: 5000 meters: Prakul, Ist; Manish, 2nd and Wasim Ahmad, 3rd.
Long Jump: Ritik Singh, Ist; Arya Mahajan, 2nd and Abhijeet, 3rd.
Under-14 Boys: Long Jump: Mintu Khajuria, Ist; Tanvir Singh, 2nd and Runil Roy, 3rd.
Under-16 Boys: Long Jump: Akhil Singh, Ist; Kartik Sharma, 2nd and Sulakshya Singh, 3rd.
Girls: Under-14: Long Jump: Parveen Akhtar, Ist; Janvi Sharma, 2nd and Zatoon, 3rd.
Women: Long Jump: Narmita Katoch, Ist; Richa Mandla, 2nd and Shivani Sharma, 3rd. 100 meters: Kusum Chib, Ist; Nisha Sharma, 2nd and Rigzen Tsoma, 3rd.