Sanjha Morcha

Army athletes dominate skiing contest

Srinagar, March 10

Fifteen teams representing different states and organisations participated at the National Winter Nordic X-Country and National Biathlon Championship which was held at Gulmarg in Baramulla district from March 3-7.The championship was inaugurated by Tangmarg MLA Mohammad Abbas Wani and Maj Gen Atul Kaushik, Commandant, High Altitude Warfare School.Srinagar-based defence spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia said the championship was divided into many events.“A total of 95 athletes (75 men and 20 women) from 15 teams representing different states like Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab and Haryana participated in the championship. The results were declared on the final day and medals and certificates were awarded to various position-holders by the chief guest,” the spokesman said. Army athletes dominated most of the events, he added.During the closing ceremony, the chief guest appreciated the spirit and zest among the participants and complimented all the athletes for giving their best and participating in the highest spirit of sportsmanship. — TNS