J&K Gymnasts To Participate In Asian C’ship At Thailand

SRINAGAR- Reaching another milestone, trainees of J&K Sports Council’s Gymnastic Academy are all set to represent the Indian gymnastic contingent for participation in the senior and junior Asian Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship in Pattaya, Thailand from 23rd to 26th of this month.

The gymnasts of J&K include senior gymnast Bavleen Kaur and junior gymnasts Muskan Rana, Manya, Vaibhavi Sharma, Jagriti Thakur, Himani Gupta, and Shivangi.

Junior gymnasts left on Monday evening for the venue while Bavlin who was in Baku, Azerbaijan is joining the Indian team in Thailand on Tuesday.

Mittali, Junior Coach of J&K Sports Council and the most decorated gymnast of J&K during the last two decades has been named as the coach of the Junior Indian Team.

The participation of the Indian Rhythmic gymnastics contingent has been cleared on cost to the Sports Authority of India, Government of India.

The J&K gymnasts were selected during a battery of selection trials held on 2-3 June 2022 in Jammu under the overall supervision ofKiran Wattal, Vice President of Gymnastics Federation of India, along with GFI selection committee members comprising of Arjuna Awardee, Kalpana Debnath, Varsha Upadhye, and Chairperson of GFI RG Technical Committee and Arjuna Awardee, Krupali Patel Singh.

Congratulating the J&K Sports Council Gymnastics Academy team, Secretary Sports Council Nuzhat Gull said, “I am sure our team will come up with flying colours, especially J&K girls will prove their mettle in the championship as they are second to none.”

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