Excelsior Sports Correspondent
JAMMU, Mar 17: J&K UT level Open Fencing Championship commenced at Indoor Fencing Hall MA Stadium, here today.
About 230 fencers including boys and girls from different districts are taking part. The championship is organized by Adhoc Committee J&K Amateur Fencing Association in collaboration with J&K Sports Council.
Rashid Ahmed Choudhary, convener Adhoc Committee thanked Nuzhat Gul, Secretary J&K Sports Council for providing all necessary support for the said championship.
During the opening ceremony of the championship, Adv. Supriya Chouhan welcomed all the participants and wished them best of luck for the competition in presence of other dignitaries including Maninder Pal Singh, Member Adhoc Committee, Rachna Jamwal, Senior Fencing Coach and Shotu Lal Sharma, Fencing Instructor
In under-14 foil boys, Raghav from Jammu -Gold, Udyan from Jammu-Silver, while Satyam and Anuj, both from Udhampur, won first and second medals respectively.
In under-14 sabre boys: Vansh Raina from Kathua (Gold), Dev Karan from Jammu (Silver), Harnidh Singh, Shivang Gupta, both from Jammu (Bronze), in u-14 foil girls: Mayra Rajput from Jammu (Gold), Kavya Rajput from Jammu (Silver), Aahana and Nandini, both from Jammu (Bronze), in under-14 epee girls: Pradita from Jammu (Gold), Arshi from Udhampur (Silver), Ayushi from Udhampur, Tanishka from Jammu (Bronze), in under-17 foil boys: Rampal from Udhampur (Gold) Manjoot from Udhampur (Silver), Kanav from JK Mont and Harsh from Jammu (Bronze), in under-17 sabre boys: Anish from Jammu (Gold), Dhanjay from Kathua (Silver), Harman and Manik, both from Jammu (Bronze), in under-14 epee boys: Tanmay Dogra from Jammu (Gold), Umar Khan from Jammu (Silver), Ridhiman and Aman, both from Jammu (Bronze), in under-17 epee girls: Kalash from Jammu (Gold), Janvi from Jammu (Silver), Ridhima and Arushi, both from Samba (Bronze).
Bhisham Singh Slathia acted as competition director, while Adarsh Slathia was organizing secretary.
The matches were conducted by Anthony Mattoo, Ajay Khartol, Maninder Pal Singh, Tony Mattoo, Suniya Mattoo, JavedAhmed, Mohd. Tariq, Ranchan Sabarwal, Rahul Sharma, Vir Sangram, Teja Singh, Abdul Rafiq, Ankush Gupta and Vishal Thapar.