J&K Athletes win five medals in Zonal Junior meet

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir athletes secured five medals in the just concluded 30th North Zone Junior Athletics Championship at Rohtak in Haryana. The medals tally included two silver and three bronze.

On their return the entire contingent, especially the medal winners were accorded a warm welcome by the J&K Amateur Athletics Association at Jammu Tawi Railway Station here.

Among those who welcomed the athletes were general secretary J&K Olympic Association, Ashutosh Sharma, president of the State Athletics Association, Suneel Mahajan, Rajan Sharma, Sarwant Singh Sharat Chander Singh (general secretary State Athletics Association) and Vinod Bhatia (joint secretary).

While Vasu Sapolia secured a silver medal in 100 meters under-16 event, Abhinav Kundal bagged bronze in 400 meters event in under-20 category. Similarly, Ayushmaan Singh bagged a bronze in under-18 category. In Relay 4x100 meters under-20 category, J&K team comprised of Vasu Sapolia, Shakir Rashid, Abhinav Kundal and Iftkhar Ahmed bagged a silver medal.

Another bronze came in 4x400 meters Relay in under-20 age group. The team included Abrar Choudhary, Amarjeet Singh, Iftkhar Ahmed and Abhinav Kundal.

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