GULMARG- J&K contingent participating in the 3rd Khelo India Winter Games at Gulmarg was on top of the overall leaderboard as Day 4 came to a conclusion on Monday.
J&K was leading in the medal tally with 9 Gold medals, 8 Silver medals and 10 Bronze medals followed by Maharashtra with 7 Gold medals, 2 Silver and 1 Bronze and then by Himachal with 7 Gold, 8 Silver and 5 Bronze.
On Monday, Jaideep Bhat, Uttrakhand, won Gold in Sprint Men; Kulwinder Sharma of Army won Gold in SnowBoard G Slalom of Senior Men Category; Waqar Ahmad Lone(J&K) obtained Gold in Snowboarding Slalom of Junior Boys; Rahul Thakur (HP) got Gold in Alpine G Slalom of Junior Boys-2; Faizan Ahmad Lone (J&K) achieved Gold in Alpine G Slalom Junior Boys.
Others who won Gold on Monday included Jakmat Rafstan of Army & Varsha Devi (HP) in Alpine G Slalom of Senior Men and Women Category respectively.
Also, in the Nordic event for different groups, Stangin Lundup, Army; Prince Kumari, ITBP; Shabnum, Himachal Pradesh; Mohamad Ali and Army won Gold medals.
Similarly, Sara, J&K; Farman Ali, HAWS; Adil Fayaz, J&K; Dhanalakshmi, Karnataka and Nisha Devi won Gold Medals in their respective competitions of Sprint.
In Ski Mountaineering, Mayank Dimri of Uttrakhand won two Gold medals in Vertical Race and Team Sprint.
While in Senior Men and Women of Bobsleig, Haryana won both Gold Medals but in Junior Category of the same sport J&K and Tamil Nadu obtained Gold in Junior Men and Women, respectively.
In Bandy sport, Gujarat took away both Gold Medals Under 17 Age Group and Under 21 Age Group competitions.
Union MoS Nisith Pramanik Visits Kangdoori
On the penultimate day of the games Union Minister of State (MoS) for Home Affairs and Youth Affairs & Sports, Nisith Pramanik visited Kangdoori to take stock of the ongoing sports activities in Gulmarg.
He was accompanied by Secretary J&K Sports Council, Nuzhat Gul and other officers.
On the occasion, he interacted with players and enjoyed snow bike driving from Kangdoori to Alpine G Slalom starting point.
While briefing media persons, he underlined that the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports gives priority for development of sports infrastructure including stadiums in J&K.
Later, he visited the Golf Club where he held an interaction with the players and congratulated the medallists.
On the occasion, the Minister of State also flagged off the SnowShoe race of 1500 meters of Senior Men.
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