J&K bags 10 medals in Jeet Kune Do national, 8 selected for World Thai games

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Srinagar, Feb 3: Jammu and Kashmir has bagged 10 medals, including six gold and two silver, in Jeet Kune Do Federation cup held at Chandigarh.

Meanwhile, eight medalists have been selected to represent the country in the World Thai Martial Art Games to be held from March 8 at Pattaya City in Thailand, Adnan Ayoub, Technical Secretary of J&K Jeet Kune Do Association, who accompanied the team to Chandigarh said.

However, appealing for support from the government, the selected players said that the administration should sponsor their trip so that they can participate in the international event.

The Jeet Kune Do Federation Cup, in which 11 states and Union Territory of J&K participated, was held at Chandigarh from January 31 to February 2, 2020.

“The competition was tough, but our players performed extraordinarily and bagged 10 medals, including six gold and two silver. Eight of medalists have been selected for World Thai Martial Art Games in which players from different countries will particulate,” he said.

The players who have won gold medals in the event include Nasir Ali from Baramulla, Tajamul Gani from Bijbehara, Abdullah Irshad from Anantnag, Rasik Manzoor from Rawalpora, Sabir Aijaz and Anus Bin Yousuf from Natipora.

“Silver medals were bagged by Jasif Altaf from Anantnag and Owais Mehraj from Hawal,” Mr Ayoub said, adding bronze medals were won by Yawar Ali from Baramulla and Rizwan Mehdi from Lal Bazar.

“These players represent institutions like Government model high school, Baramulla, Cambridge Public School, Oxford Presentation School, Dr AGMS City School, Spring Buds High School, Boys Higher Secondary School, Natipora and Tibaten Public School,” he added.