J&K women win six medals in NZ Climbing
JAMMU: The three-member J and K Sport Climbing team gave a creditable performance to win six medals, including three silver in the First Women North Zone Sport Climbing Competition which was organised by Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) North Zone Committee at IMF Complex, New Delhi.
Bindia Sharma of Udhampur bagged three silver medals while, Ambreen Fatima of Kargil, at present studying at Jammu, clinched three bronze medals in Lead and Speed climbing and Bouldering. The first place in all the three forms of climbing was secured by Luxmi of Delhi, a national medalist. The third J and K climber, Sakshi Magotra also performed well but could not win a medal.
“It was an excellent performance by the State team considering the fact that our State lacks the required climbing infrastructure,” while congratulating the team, General Secretary of Mountaineering Association of J and K, Ram Khajuria said.
The competition was held at the 50 ft high international standard Lead and Speed climbing wall with star holds and Bouldering gym in IMF complex under the overall supervision of Chairman IMF, North Zone Committee, S. Bhattacharjee, who keenly watched the performance of women climbers.
Whereas Amit Sharma, a national judge in sport climbing was the president of jury, another National Judge Mitra Ghosh, judged all the competitions. Naveen Arya, a national Route Setter was the chief route setter of the competition who was supported by Lohia and Lucky of Delhi and Shashi Kant of J and K as Belayers, informed Khajuria.