J&K Bags two medals on the inaugural session
15TH NATIONAL ICE SPEED SKATING CHAMPIONSHIP KICK STARTS AT GULMARG
Gulmarg Dec30 :After concluding Pre-Competition Coaching Camp in Speed Ice Skating the 15th National Ice Speed Skating Championship kick started at GDA Ice Skating Rink at Gulmarg today. The famous Olympic Coach and international skiing athlete Shabir Ahmad Wani inaugurated the morning session of the championship among large gathering of skaters, parents, officials and tourists. Among others A.R Dar, former Distt Youth Services Officer, Hafeeza Hassan International Skier, Prof GurmeetKaur, Muhammad Yusuf, General Secretary WGAJK & ATOAK, Ashraf DijooGen Secretary J&K Ice Skating Association of J&K, AnjumShafiWani AE-GDA, Ravi Dhillon and S. K Rao, ISAI Coaches were present on the occasion.
In the inaugural session the following results came out;
|Category||Distance||Name of winner||State||Medal won|
|15-17 yrs Boys||500 Mtrs||AdeebWani||J&K||Gold Medal|
|–||–||Yogesh Sharma||Madhya Pradesh||Bronze|
|15-17 yrs Girls||–||AshelD’Silva||Karnataka||Gold|
|–||–||Visheshta Singh||Madhya Pradesh||Bronze|
|17-19 Yrs Boys||–||PrajwalSharath||Karnataka||Gold|
|–||–||Bhargava K. Lokesh||Karnataka||Silver|
|Above 19 Senior Men||–||Dr. Versha S. Puranik||Karnataka||Gold|
Shri R.K. Gupta, President, Ice Skating Association of India, could not make to the Games but has conveyed his applauds to the organizers, participants, officials and the Gulmarg Development Authority team for excellent organization of the first session successfully. The second session will be held in the evening.