Shivani wins gold in IMF All India competition

JAMMU: Shivani Charak, one of the top sport climbers of the country, opened the account for J&K with a gold medal in Lead climbing in women's category of the IMF All India Bouldering and Lead Climbing competition being held at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling.

Earlier, in the semifinal round in which 24 climbers from across the country participated, Shivani had slipped at a crucial point to secure the 5th place among the 8 finalists. However, in the final round she gave an excellent performance to go ahead of others and bagged the gold. Pratiksha of Bengaluru and Shriya Nanker of Pune secured the 2nd and 3rd positions respectively.

In the Men's category in which 73 climbers participated in Bouldering, Mrityunjay Sharma of J&K raised hope of a medal when he entered the final round. But despite his best efforts against very tough international competitors, he could only secure 6th place.

In the Boys category Ajay Deep and Arun Deep Singh of J&K have entered the final round by securing the 5th place.

The final round will be played late in the evening.

However, Asma Gul in the girls' category could not perform to her full potential in lead climbing and failed to reach the final round. She secured 11th place among 23 climbers.


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