Excelsior sports correspondent
SRINAGAR, September 25: 5th Srinagar District Fencing Championship, organized by the Srinagar District Fencing Association under the auspices of the J&K Amateur Fencing Association ad hoc committee in collaboration with J&K Sports Council and DYS & S, s’ finished at Indoor Hall BHSS Rawalpura, here today.
About 70 players, including boys and girls from different public and private schools in Srinagar, competed in the Ã©pÃ©e, foil and saber events. J&K Sports Council Divisional Sports Officer Nuzat Ara was the main guest on the occasion while MadamTanveera Principal GHSS Rawalpura and Rashid Ahmed Choudhary were among the guests of honor.
Razia Sultan (PEM, NIS Qualified Coach) was the organizing secretary of the event, while PEM Niyaz Ahmed and PET Mehmood, Sawan Magotra and Chahat Singh were among the technical experts.
In men’s saber, Numaan from BHSS Nawakadal, Amaan from BHSS Rawalpura took home the gold and silver medals, while the bronze medals were shared by Zain ul Abid from Gandhi College and Zibran from BHSS Natipura, while in foil men, Zakir from BHSS Jawahar Nagar and Danish from BHSS Hyderpura won the first two medals respectively and Muneeb from Srinagar Public School and Uzair from BHSS Soura shared the bronze medal.
In the men’s epee category, Owais, BHSS Rawalpura & Ram Pariyar, BHSS Rawalpura won the gold and silver medals while Aamir, BHSS Rawalpura won the bronze medal.
In the women’s saber section, Mehvish Mushtaq, BHSS Telbal and Saika, GHSS Nishat won the first two medals, while Saista and Adiba of GHSS Kothibag shared the bronze medal, while in the girls’ Ã©pÃ©e, Mehak and Arjula of GHSS Nawakadal respectively won gold and silver and bronze ware shared by Doha, GHSS Nawakadal and Angila, GHSS Nawakadal. In addition, in women’s foil, Zainab Gulzar and Zainab Mukhtyar from GHSS Nawakadal took the first two places, while the 3rd position was shared by Nazima from GHSS Amirakadal and Simran from GMS Rampura.