Two Para-archers of SMVDSB Sports Complex qualify for Tokyo Paralympics 2021
Jul 20, 2021
JAMMU: Two Archers of Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board Sports Complex Katra, Rakesh Kumar and Jyoti Baliyan brought laurels for country as well as Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir as both of them have qualified for Tokyo Paralympic-2021.
Rakesh Kumar is native of Katra while Jyoti Baliyan belongs to Uttar Pradesh. Both have been trained under coach Kuldeep Vedwan at the Shrine Board's Sports Complex Katra.
It is pertinent to mention here that both Rakesh Kumar and Jyoti Baliyan had clinched Gold and Silver medals respectively under Fazza Cup World Ranking Tournament, held at Dubai in the month of February this year.
The Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir who is also the Chairman of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board congratulated to both the sportspersons for their excellent performance, whereas Dr Ashok Bhan, Member of Shrine Board and Chairman of Governing Council of Shrine Board's Sports Complex and Ramesh Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, SMVDSB wished them good luck for upcoming events.
The SMVD's Sports Complex Archery Academy has been accredited under Khelo India by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India.