SRINAGAR- J&K fencers wielded the sword to perfection and stole the show on 3rd day of the ongoing 30th Junior National Fencing Championship which is in progress in Cuttack.
The J&K Boys Sabre team were last year’s Gold medallists, and this time the Sabre team again lived up to expectations and clinched a Gold medal in the Sabre team category.
J&K team continued their winning streak defeating strong opponents like Gujarat, Manipur, star studded Haryana in semifinals and Maharashtra in final with a score of 45-36 in a closely fought contest.
In men’s Epee team category, the J&K team comprising Ajay Kumar, Jasdev Singh, Sufyan, and Sohit clinched the bronze medal. The team lost to Madhya Pardesh in a close-fought contest by a margin of 45-40.
Earlier in sabre individuals girls Shriya Gupta and Kirtarthi Kotwal also displayed fine skills to get better off their opponents but finally settled with Silver and Bronze medals.
Girls team comprising Shriya Gupta, Kirthirthi Kotwal , Ananya sharma, Chavvi Sharma also won Gold medal on Saturday, taking J&K’s total count to 2 Gold,1 Silver and 2 Bronze medals.
Secretary Sports Council, Nuzhat Gull congratulated the efforts of each fencer and coach who put their best foot in the championship. She said though the event was equally challenging with all prominent fencing faces of the country participating in the event but positive attitude of the team lead to one of the best performances.
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