Srinagar, July 16: J&K Wushu players continue to give tough time to their opponents and this time it was the turn of junior players who bagged 14 medals in the 22nd Sub-Junior National Wushu Championship held in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh from 9th to 14th of this month.
More than1200 athletes drawn from 35 units of the Wushu Association of India participated in the event. J&K athletes secured 5 medals in the Sanda event including one Silver and four Bronze besides 9 medals in the Taglu event with two silver and seven bronze in their kitty.
In the group event, J&K team bagged 3rd position while Manipur and Madhya Pradesh stood at 1st and 2nd place respectively. The team received a rousing reception upon its arrival in Jammu.
The medalist included Reyan Bin Reyaz, Kapish Bharat, Rakwal MR. Rishi Khosla and Dhruv Paul bagged bronze in different weight categories while Taranum Sualha Wani bagged silver. In the Taolu event Pratibha Devi bagged 2 silver and 1 bronze while Arzath Wangoo, Praznath Wangoo, Dhruvika Gupta, Hiranya Mahajan and Aahan Sharma secured 2 bronze each respectively and Rudra Pratap Singh, Arman Malik, Swarit Singh Chib bagged 1 bronze each.
Appu Jamwal, Sher Bahadur, Irfan Ahmed and Aman Singh accompanied the team as coaches.
Secretary Sports Council, Nuzhat Gul congratulated the J&K Wushu team for the splendid show and assured them of all her support in the future ventures too.
The Dronacharya Awardee and National Chief Coach, Wushu Kuldeep Handoo also thanked Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, Principal Secretary YSS Alok Kumar and Secretary J&K Sports Council Nuzhat Gul for the great support to the Wushu sports, enabling Wushu players in all division to exhibit their splendid performance at the National and international level.
Vijay Saraf, President J&K Wushu Association along with General Secretary thanked J&K Sports Council for their support with the special applauses to Secretary Sports Council, Nuzhat Gul for releasing the grant in favour of the Wushu Association of J&K and enabling them to depute the team for participation in National Championship.
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