Excelsior Sports Correspondent
JAMMU, Aug 16: Shivani Charak of J&K shined in 26th National Sports Climbing Championship by securing Silver and Bronze medals in women category, organised at Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarkashi.
She secured a silver medal in Lead Climbing, while a bronze medal was bagged in Bouldering.
Pertinent to mention that Shivani Charak, the top ranked women climber of India, who had won all the three gold medals in Lead and Speed Climbing and Bouldering in the North Zone Sport Climbing Competition was a front runner to win all the three Gold medals in the national competition also but unfortunately she had to be hospitalized because of high fever just a day before the competition.
In fact, even after hospitalization she had entered the final round in lead climbing by topping the wall and was placed 2nd in Bouldering in the semi final. But she seemed to have almost exhausted herself while competing in the semi-final.
However, she still displayed great grit to win a silver as well as bronze medal in Lead climbing and Bouldering but could manage only the 5th place in the Speed competition.