J&K enters QFs of Junior National Handball
STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday entered the quarterfinals stages of the ongoing 44th Junior National (boys) Handball Championship at Tamil Nadu.
In the pre-quarterfinal encounter, J&K defeated Mumbai Handball Academy 21-13 to reach the last eight stages of the competition. Both J&K skipper, Rahul Bura and goal-keeper, Dhruv Seth declared best players for their outstanding performance.
Now, in the quarterfinals, slated for tomorrow, J&K has been pitted against Madhya Pradesh.
Earlier, in the league round, J&K defeated Maharashtra 34-18 and trounced Daman and Deu 38-12. In another group match, J&K held Jharkhand to a 28-28 draw to qualify for the knockout stages.
In total, 32 teams are taking part in the Junior National, organised by the Tamil Nadu Handball Association under the aegis of Handball Federation of India (HFI).
The J&K team is accompanied by Vipan Photra and Rishi Sharma as coach and manager respectively.