SRINAGAR: The three-day selection trial for finalizing the Junior J&K Wushu team for the 22nd National Wushu Championship concluded on Saturday at Sher-i-Kashmir Indoor Sports Complex here.
The team shall participate in the national championship being held in Patna from 6th to 11th August, next month. More than 300 players drawn from sixteen districts participated in the trials.
The selection committee headed by national coach and Dronacharya awardee Kuldeep Handoo also included Maqsood Rather, Kamal Kishore, and Ajaz Hassan. The final team was shortlisted based on the performances during the sparring. Mohammad Iqbal, Manager Sheri Kashmir Indoor Sports Complex Srinagar was the observer on the occasion.
The J&K team is hopeful of putting on an exceptional show in the championship. Pertinently in the last outing, the J&K Wushu team emerged as 2nd runner-up, and Ayera Chisti, one of the team members was selected to represent the national team in the 7th Junior World Wushu championship in Indonesia. Ayera had done justice to her selection by bagging a bronze medal in the championship.
As per the handout of the Wushu Association of India, the medalist of the championship will be shortlisted for the NCOE centers for the preparation of the Indian Junior Wushu team for the forthcoming Youth Olympic, World, Asian, and Youth Asian Games.
Secretary Youth Services and Sports department, Sarmad Hafeez, Secretary Sports Council, Nuzhat Gull, President and General Secretary Wushu Association of J&K all wished the team their best.
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