Excelsior Sports Correspondent
JAMMU, Mar 29: Three day long J&K UT Judo Championship, being organised by J&K Judo Association (JKJA) under the aegis of J&K Olympic Association (JKOA) and sponsored by J&K Sports Council (JKSC) commenced at Indoor Complex, MA Stadium, here.
The opening day witnessed participation of around 150 boys and girls from various districts including Jammu, Srinagar, Kathua, Reasi, Udhampur and Samba in Cadet and Junior age groups.
“The organising committee has followed the laid down guidelines and SOPs by the Government and the competition has been divided into three groups for as many days so as to minimise the gathering at the venue,” said Organising Secretary of the Championship, Manish Chatwal.
Medal winners were given prizes by Kuldeep Singh Jamwal, Senior Vice President JKJA and Vice President JKOA was the chief guest. Suraj Bhan Singh, Senior Judo coach, Arshi Nad, Female Judo coach, Shakti Gupta Judo Coach and Suraj Sharma Judo Player were also present.
The technical penal was led by Suraj Bhan Singh and comprised Arshi Nad, Ritika Slathia, Jugal Kishore (Udhampur), Shafqat Shafi (Srinagar) and Rameshwar Singh.
Cadet (U-18) Boys: Below 50 kg: Arun Atri (Udhampur), Ist; Kamran Malik (Srinagar), 2nd; Rahul Rajat (Jammu) and Nikhil Kumar (Udhampur), joint 3rd. Below 55 kg: Ishan Saini (Jammu), Ist; Simran Magotra (Udhampur), 2nd; Bilal Ahmed (Jammu) and Amit Sharma (Kathua), joint 3rd. Below 60 kg: Koushal Thapa (Kathua), Ist; Akashdeep (Jammu), 2nd and Vansh Magotra (Udhampur), 3rd. Below 66 kg: Vishwas Jamwal (SMVDSB), Ist and Vishal Thapa (Kathua), 2nd; 73 kg: Zaheer Ahmed (Jammu), Ist; Shabir Tariq (Srinagar), 2nd; Gagan Shara (Udhampur) and Harshdeep (Kathua), joint 3rd. Below 81 kg: Varun Sharma (Jammu), Ist; Arnav Gupta (Jammu), 2nd and Shagun Saini (kathua), 3rd.
Junior (Boys): Under-21: Below 55 kg: Sahil Rehman (Srinagar), Ist; Ravi Kmar (Udhampur), 2nd; Obaid Jeelani (Srinagar) and Mahim Deep (Jammu), joint 3rd. Below 60 kg: Mehsheed Mohd (Srinagar), Ist; Mohd Riyaz (SMVDSB), 2nd. Below 66 kg: Adnan Farooq (Srinagar), Ist; Shivam Sharma (Jammu), 2nd; Mohd Vasif Bhat (Srinagar), and Raviz Ahmed (Srinagar), joint 3rd.
CADET GIRLS: 40 kg: Irtiqa Tariq (Srinagar), Ist; Anju Rajat (Jammu), 2nd; Lakshmi Devi (SMVDSB) and Varsha Mandal (Jammu), joint 3rd. 44 kg: Mamta Maliq (Jammu), Ist; Madhu Bala (SMVDSB), 2nd. 48 kg: Khushi Thakur (Jammu), Ist and Fabia Ahanger (Srinagar), 2nd. 52 kg: Tamleek Shah (Srinagar), Ist; Upasana Singh (Jammu), 2nd; Varsha Pankaj (Jammu) and Sunakshi Devi (Jammu), joint 3rd. Below 57 kg: Heema Jamwal (Udhampur), Ist; Surbhi Mahajan (Jammu), 2nd. Below 63 kg: Tazeem Fayaz (Srinagar), Ist and Neerali Sharma (Jammu), 2nd.