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J&K Bags two medals on the inaugural session  

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 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
Umar Iqbal -do- Silver
Yogesh Sharma Madhya Pradesh Bronze
15-17 yrs Girls AshelD’Silva Karnataka Gold
SwaraliDeo Maharashtra Silver
Visheshta Singh Madhya Pradesh Bronze
17-19 Yrs Boys PrajwalSharath Karnataka Gold
Bhargava K. Lokesh Karnataka Silver
AshwinD’Silva Karnataka Bronze
Above 19 Senior Men Dr. Versha S. Puranik Karnataka Gold
Reethu Dinesh Karnataka Silver
RainaKukreja Haryana Bronze

 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.


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