SRINAGAR- The second edition of open Mountain Terrain Biking (MTB) cycling championship was held at Syedabad Ompora, Budgam.
The event was flagged off by Secretary Sports Council J&K and around 90 cyclists took part in it.
Waheed Ahmed finished first while as Parviaz Hussain and Yasir Arafat took the second and third position in senior category.
In the category of youth boys Ikhlak Hussain finished first, while Zulfikar Ali and Azaan Ahmed finished second and third.
Later, Nuzhat Gul Secretary J&K Sports Council (JKSC), Mushtaq Bashir, owner Downtown Heroes FC, Basharat Qureshi senior cyclist, Dr Mohd Akbar Khan Member JKSC, were present on the occasion and distributed prizes among the winners.
While interacting with the budding cyclists, Secretary JKSC highlighted the importance of cycling and participation of youth in games and sports. She assured them that every possible step shall be taken by the Sports Council to build modern cycling tracks and walk ways in all the districts of J&K.
Secretary JKSC also applauded the encouraging role of Cyclist Dr Mohammad Akbar Khan and Gulzar Khan, a sports promoter from district Budgam, who have been very inspiring in creating a favourable atmosphere for this sport in the district.
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