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Shreya Gupta, Sahiban Singh selected for Asian Fencing Championship

JAMMU: International medallist and ace fencer of Jammu and Kashmir, Shreya Gupta and Sahiban Singh have been selected for Asian Junior & Cadet Fencing Championship to be held at Jakarta, Indonesia from February 25 to March 5, 2020 under the aegis of Fencing Confederation of Asia (FCA).

Shreya Gupta will play in both Junior and Cadet categories, while Sahiban Singh will take part in Cadet category only.

The fencers were selected on the basis of their performance in 16th Cadet National Fencing championship held at Hyderabad, from January 13 to 15, 2020 and 27th Junior National Fencing championship held at Bhopal (MP) from November 9 to 12, 2019.

Shreya secured individual Gold and team bronze in 27th Junior National Championship, while in 16th Cadet National Championship, Shreya created history by winning third consecutive Gold in as many years for J&K besides winning team Bronze.

Sahiban Singh won individual bronze and team bronze in Cadet category.

The fencers attributed their success to J&K Amateur Fencing Association and their coaches Shotu Lal Sharma and Rachna Jamwal, besides International referee, Rashid Ahmed Chowdhary.

Secretary J&K Sports Council, Naseem Javaid Choudhary congratulated both the players for their selection.

 

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