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JAMMU: Shreya Gupta, a class 9th student of Presentation Convent School and an ace fencer of J&K, has been selected to represent India in upcoming Junior and Cadet Fencing Commonwealth Champion ships to be held at Newcastle in England from July 23 to 30, 2018.
Shreya, an international player, secured her place in the team in swashbuckling manner by securing number one ranking in selection trials in Sabre event of Cadet Category held on June 11, 2018 at WTC SAI, Aurangabad, Maharashtra.
She topped both in pool and knockout stages of the selection trials.
Shreya recently brought laurels to the State by representing India in Asian Cadet Fencing Championship held at Dubai from Feb 23 to 26.
Shreya qualified for selection trials because of her excellent performance in 19th Sub-junior and 14th Cadet National Fencing Championships held at Gwalior in October, 2017 wherein she won three gold and one bronze medals. Besides, she was also declared as the Best Fencer of the Championship.
Shreya has been continuously winning medals both at National and State levels and thus making the State proud.
Recently she was honoured by J&K State Sports Council Secretary Waheed ur Rehman Parra for her extraordinary achievements.
Shreya gave credit of all her success to J&K State Sports Council coach Shotu Lal Sharma and international player and referee Rashid Ahmed Choudhry.
Meanwhile, J&K Amateur Association congratulated Shreya Gupta on her selection and wished her best of luck for the championship.
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