2nd Khelo India National Winter Games
Excelsior Sports Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Mar 1: As 2nd Khelo India Winter Games at Gulmarg nears completion with closing ceremony to be held tomorrow, today was a hectic day for Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council, sports associations and participants as most of the events were held today at Kongdori, Hilltop and Golf club including the sports events that were postponed previously.
As players and athletes had to return back from Kongdori on yesterday without the participation in sports, all of them were happy today for taking part in different sports events to prove their mettle.
During the day, players from various States competed in over a dozen events to register their win and make their States and parents proud.
In the Short Track Speed Skating of 1000 meters, Soham S Takar and Sumit Tapkir from Maharashtra bagged Gold and Silver medals while Anubav Gupta from Delhi got bronze. While in Figure Skating, Akula Sai Samitha and Rokhaiyya Farheem Shaik both from Andhra Pradesh secured Gold and Silver respectively. Harshita Rawtani settled with silver.
In another event, Icestock Sport, Individual distance competition, 24 participants from 12 States took part in Women’s Senior group during which Zafeera and Farhana Eliyas from J&K registered Gold and Silver medals whereas Tanya Chauhan from Uttar Pradesh clinched Bronze.
Similarly, in the same sport for Men’s Senior Group, Aadil Manzoor Peer from J&K team A and Umar Tariq from J&K team B took Gold and Silver while S Shabor from Andhra Pradesh and Navpreet Singh from Punjab shared bronze medal.
The Icestock sports event was flagged off by Himanshu and Amogh Shukla, the observers from Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, GoI.
In Snow shoe 400 meters Junior girls, Rutba Salem, Madiha and Huriya all from J&K won Gold, Silver and Bronze medals respectively. In the same event for 1500 meters, Latha AA from Karnataka, won gold, Mannat Mushtaq (J&K) silver and Madiha (J&K) broze.
While in Junior boys of the same sport, Ayush Bhat from Uttrakhand got his hand on Gold, Vansh from Haryana got Bronze and Karanbir from Panjab obtained Silver medal. The event was flagged by Bilquis Mir of J&K Sports Council.
Another event of Sprint Senior Men, 400 meters, 12 players took part in which Akshay from Delhi bagged Gold, Vishal Vishnu from Maharashtra had Silver and Balram from Haryana bagged bronze medal.
In cross country Women, 10km, Nordic event 13 participants tried their best efforts but Prince and Babita both from AIPSCB achieved Gold and Silver medals while Tsering Ladol from Ladakh got bronze. In Mens competition for 15 kms of the same sport, Shubam Parihar got first position, Thampstan Tsewang 2nd position and Niyma Zanpo 3rd position, all three belong to ASCB.
In the Mountaineering event of the Team Race of Men, Giri Rsj from Himachal Pradesh finished with Gold, while Mayank Dimri of Uttarakhand and Bhupinder Thakur of Himachal Pradesh raced to Silver and Bronze respectively.
Again, In Vertical up race Men challenge, Mayank Dimri from Uttarakhand scaled up for Gold followed by Gh Mohammed Wani from J&K with Silver and Giri Raj from Himachal Pradesh for Bronze.
Further, in Gaint Slalom Alpine Ski, Men Event, Asif Aziz and Bakir from ASCB obtained Gold and Silver respectively while Himanshu Thakur from Himachal Pradesh rested with Bronze medal.
Also, in Gaint Slalom Alpine Snowboard, Zubair Ahmad Lone (J&K) received gold medal, Meraj ud Din (J&K) got Silver and Rigzin Nurboo ASCB finished with bronze.
In the evening, prize and medal distribution ceremony was held at Golf Club, where the top performing players in different sports events held during the past three days were felicitated with prizes by the senior officers of Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council.