SRINAGAR- In a stunning display of skill and determination, the Jammu and Kashmir Sqay Team emerged as a dominant force at the recently concluded 37th National Games held in Goa.
The team secured an impressive haul of nine gold, five silver and five bronze medals, etching a historic achievement for the region.
From an initial position of 20th in the medal tally, Jammu and Kashmir catapulted to the 12th spot, a remarkable feat fueled by the outstanding achievements of Sqay Team.
The Jammu and Kashmir Sqay Association extended heartfelt congratulations to the players, coaches, managers and technical officials of the team.
The list of gold medalists include Sania Manzoor, Aqsa Showkat,Disha Pandit, Shagupta Mehraj, Faizan Ayoub, Aman Naqashbandi, Arsalan Mehraj, Sheikh Hashim, Irfan Rangrez.
The silver medalists are: Fatima Adil, Saqiba Altaf, Adnan Farooq, Nasir Ahmad Zargar, Arooj Ahmad. The bronze ones include Tazina Maqbool, Humaira Lateefc Jamsheeda Yousuf, Sheikh Uzair and Raja Younis.
Expressing his happiness, Faizan Ayoub from Shopian said that winning the gold medal at the national level in martial arts has boosted his confidence for international competitions.
A martial artist since the age of 13, he has also been training young enthusiasts and aspires to excel on the global stage, having already secured three gold medals in international tournaments.
Aqsa, another gold medalist, expressed gratitude to her family, friends, and the Deputy Commissioner of Ganderbal.
Participating for the first time in a National Games, she earned a Gold medal, overcoming numerous challenges with the support and guidance of those around her. Aqsa highlighted the lack of proper facilities and equipment faced by young athletes in Ganderbal, emphasizing the need for better infrastructure and training resources.
Coach Sqay Saleem Pathan told KNO that all contestants from Ganderbal district won medals in the tournament, expressing delight and recognizing it as a source of pride for the region.
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