The Junior Snowshoe Championship was conducted by Snowshoe Federation of India (SSFI) at Ski Resort of Gulmarg on Sunday.
In the championship
more than 50 participants from different schools such as Kashmir Harvard Educational Institute, Burn Hall, Green Valley and Springs Buds Ompora participated. It was first time that an all junior event in SnowShoe sport was held in J&K.
The competitions were held in two categories of boys and were held in Gulmarg bowl in front of large number of local and outside tourists.
The event were flagged off jointly by Assistant Director Tourism Gulmarg Nasir Ahmad and Sports Promoter Arif Laigaroo in presence of International cyclist Akber Khan and Internal SnowShoe athlete Gulzar Khan.
In the junior 400 metre sprint category, Athar of Kashmir Harvard emerged as winner while as Arsalan of Springs Buds School Ompora bagged second place and Arsalan of Kashmir Harvard finished third.
Later the prize distribution ceremony was held in which Assistant Director Tourism Gulmarg Nasir Ahmad and Sports Promoter Arif Laigaroo were present alongwith with other dignitaries. They distributed the prizes among the winners and also distributed certificates among the students.