Daughter of the soil, Shreya to represent India in England

JAMMU: Shreya Gupta, a class 9th student of Presentation Convent School and an ace fencer from J&K has been selected to represent India in upcoming Junior & Cadet Fencing Commonwealth championships at Newcastle in England. The championship is to be held from 23rd July to 30th July, 2018.

Shreya secured her place in the team in swashbuckling manner by securing No.1 ranking in selection trials in Sabre event of Cadet Category held on 11th June, 2018 at WTC SAI, Aurangabad, Maharashtra. She topped both in pool and knockout stages of the selection trials.

She brought laurels to the state by representing India in Asian Cadet Fencing Championships held at Dubai from 23rd Feb to 26th Feb, this year.

Shreya has performed excellently in 19th Sub-junior and 14th Cadet National Fencing Championships held at Gwalior in Oct 2017, where she won 3 gold medals and one Bronze. Besides, she was also declared as the best Fencer of the championships.

Recently she was honoured by J&K state Sports Council secretary, Waheed ur Rehman Parra, for her extraordinary achievements.

She has been continuously winning medals both at National and State levels and thus making the state proud.

She gives credit of all her success to J&K state Sports Council coach Shotu Lal Sharma and international player and referee Rashid Ahmed Choudhry.

Meanwhile, J&K Amateur Association has congratulated her and wished her best of luck for the championship.


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