by sportswire4u.blogspot.com (Balbir)
PANCHKULA, JULY 31
Jammu and Kashmir players held the spotlight by winning two out of three gold medals at stake on the opening day of the 11th Sub Junior National SQAY Martial Arts being organised by the QAY Association of Haryana at St. Teresa Convent School in Sector 25 here.
Aimen Bashir of Jammu and Kashmir captured gold medal in the 23 kg category while Nishita Gupta of Rajasthan claimed silver.
Jammu and Kashmir claimded their second gold medal as Zaira Shafi finished on top in the 27 kg category. Delhi's Diksha Sardana finished runner-up.
Rakshita of Delhi won gold medal in the 31 kg category. Kanika Saini of Uttrakhand bagged silver medal.
International Committee SQAY Federation of India chairman Sandeep Chawla and Haryana Olympic Association joint secretary Surinder Singh Dangi jointly inaugurated the Nationals.
Speaking on the occasion, St. Teresa Convent School Principal Amit Chopra said that it was good to see such a huge participation of girls in SQAY martial arts.
On this occasion Nazir Ahmed Mir (Chief Secretary of India), Deepak Pandit, Jagjit Singh Allawat, Amit Chopra, Sanjay Sethi, Harish Kumar and Promila Dhir were present.
Results: 23 kg: 1 Aimen Bashir (J&K), 2 Nishita Gupta (Rajasthan), 3 Anshika Mishra (Punjab) and Sanchi D. Kamble (Maharashtra).
27 kg: 1 Zaira Shafi (J&K), 2 Diksha Sardana (Delhi), 3 Gurleen Kaur (Punjab) and
Nidhi Sharma (Haryana).
31 kg: 1 Rakshita (Delhi), 2 Kanika Saini (Uttrakhand), 3 Nisha (Chattisgarh) and Kirandeep (Punjab).