STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: J&K Wrestling Association on Sunday conducted Under-23 (boys and girls) J&K State Wrestling Championship-2019 at Wrestling Hall, University of Jammu under the aegis of Wrestling Federation of India, J&K State Sports Council and J&K Olympic Association. Dr. Daud Iqbal Baba, Director Sports and Physical Education, University of Jammu was the Chief Guest, who declared the championship opened. Dr. Daud Iqbal encouraged the young talent and extended best wishes to participants. The closing ceremony of the event was presided over by the Chief Guest, Dushyant Sharma-SSP, former international wrestler of India and President J&K Olympic Association. Dushyant Sharma congratulated the winners and participants of the championship. He also said that he is optimistic about the new changes in the State, in recent days, which will provide greater opportunities to the sports persons of State and hence they will be able to scale greater heights in the field of sports. Ajay Vaid, Honourary General Secretary J&K Wrestling Association, Raju Sharma, Treasurer J&K Wrestling Association, Dheeraj Sharma, Jai Bharat, Vijay Pahalwan, Om Parkash, Swaran Lal, Raj Kumar and Ravinder Kumar were also present on the occasion. In all, 85 wrestlers (both boys and girls) in under-23 age category of different districts of J&K participated in the championship. All the winners in the championship will take part in the forthcoming second U-23 Free Style, Greco Roman Style and Women National Wrestling Championship-2019 schedule to be held at Shirdi, Tehsil Rahata, District Ahmednagar, Maharashtra from September 26 to 29, 2019. Dushyant Sharma gave away the medals to the winners and certificates of participation to the wrestlers.
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