J&K climbers sweep medals

Excelsior Sports Correspondent
JAMMU, May 4: In absence of prominent climbers of North Zone who could not participate due to their various engagements in connection with World Bouldering Cup at Navi Mumbai, the J&K climbers made clean sweep of medals in Lead as well as Speed climbing in the 1st round of Monthly Series of North Zone Women Sport Climbing Competition organized by Mountaineering Association of J&K in collaboration with Indian Mountaineering Foundation North Zone Committee, New Delhi, at Sprawling Buds School, Jammu.
In a well contested competition the J&K climbers Ambreen Fatima, Kumari Bindia and Sakshi Magotra bagged the first three positions respectively in Lead as well as Speed climbing. Only 13 women participated in the 1st round of the competition. But the participation is likely to increase in the second round of competition which shall be conducted at the same venue on 31st May, 2016.
It is pertinent to mention here that Mountaineering Association of J&K in collaboration with Indian Mountaineering Foundation, North Zone Committee, New Delhi has started Monthly Series of North Zone Women Sport Climbing Competitions in order to promote sport climbing among North Zone women in general and to strengthen the J&K women team in particular.
Earlier, the day long competition was inaugurated by the Chairman, Indian Mountaineering Foundation, North Zone Committee, New Delhi Sh. S. Bhattacharjee who keenly watched the climbing moves of all the participants. He advised the participants to lay more stress on their physical fitness, stamina and power.
In the end S. Bhattacharjee along with Director of Sprawling Buds School Arti Sharma distributed medals among the winners.
Secretary and Joint Secretary Mountaineering Association of J&K Ram Khajuria and Shawetica Khajuria respectively and one of the Directors of the School, Rahul Sharma were also present on the occasion.

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