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Ladakh dominates 8th National Snowshoe Championship with 18 medals

Ladakh dominates 8th National Snowshoe Championship with 18 medals

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KARGIL: In a spectacular display of talent and resilience, Team Ladakh emerged victorious in the 8th National SnowShoe Championships held at picturesque Sonamarg in UT of J&K, clinching an impressive total of 18 medals.

Led by Coach Sajjad Hussain, the athletes showcased their prowess in various categories, bringing home a diverse array of accolades. Notable achievements include Zayidd Khalil and Nasrullah Elya securing Silver and Bronze respectively in the Senior Boys Long Distance category. Gh. Ali claimed a Silver Medal in the Senior Boys Short Distance Sprint.

Nusrat Sakina displayed exceptional skill, securing Silver in the Senior Girls Long Distance, while Zareena Batool and Nusrat Sakina added to the glory with Gold and Silver respectively in the Senior Girls Short Distance.

Gh. Haider took home the Gold in the Junior Boys Long Distance, and Javed Ahmed secured Silver in the Junior Boys Short Distance Sprint. Fareeda Batool impressed in the Junior Girls Short Distance Sprint, securing a Bronze Medal. Faizullah also contributed with a Bronze Medal in the Junior Boys Sprint category.

Team Ladakh further showcased their teamwork in the Relay 400m events, securing an impressive 4 Gold Medals in the Senior Boys category and 4 Silver Medals in the Senior Girls category.

President Shahnawaz Var of the SnowShoe Association Ladakh commended the team’s exceptional performance and recognized Coach Sajjad Hussain’s pivotal role in their success. Nasir Hussain Zaidi, the Organizing Secretary, received accolades for ensuring the seamless execution of the championship.

The athletes expressed their gratitude to the Kargil Administration for their support and dedicated their hard-earned medals to the newly formed Union Territory of Ladakh.

This victory not only highlights the sporting prowess of Ladakh but also underscores the unity and determination within Team Ladakh.

The SnowShoe Association Ladakh looks forward to building on this success and further promoting snowshoeing as a premier sport in the region.

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