STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Vikram Singh Bhadwal President Grappling Association of J&K said it is a proud moment for J&K that its team has represented India in South Asian Grappling Championship that was held in Bhutan from January 3 to 5, 2019 and won 13 medals out of which nine are gold, three silver and one bronze. “Despite lack of facilities the youth here has set-up a benchmark in the game. We appeal to Governor Satya Pal Malik for providing basic facilities to these players in Jammu as they have to go to Kathua for practice sessions”, he said in a statement issued here. J&K Grappler’s performed fabulously in the South Asian Championship at Bhutan and ensured top slot for the country. Details of medals: B.N.Yadav (Kargil) Gold (Nogi), Rajeshwar (Nagrota) Gold (Nogi). Senior, Lal Singh ( Basohli) Gold Nogi, Heeriveer (Basohli) Gold Gi /Bronze Nogi, Sahil Dogra (Kathua) Gold Gi, Puspah Thakur (Kathua) Gold Gi, Raskshit (Kathua ) Gold Gi, Sanjana Manhas (Jammu) Gold Gi, Rajeev Kumar (Nagrota) Gold Gi/Silver Nogi, Askshit ( Jammu) Silver Nogi and Bhanu Pratap Atri (RS Pura) Silver Gi. Grappling is basically a form of wrestling and it is due to efforts of Secretary Grappling Association of Jammu and Kashmir Gajinder Singh that Grappling is introduced in State. President of Sports Council Jammu and Kashmir Vikram Singh felicitated Indian squad which participated in the South Asian Grappling Championship. He also appreciated General Secretary Gajinder Singh, Technical Coaches Bhanu Partap, Akhil Gupta, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sahil and Pushp Thakur for providing appropriate training to the team.
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