Khelo-India Winter Games | Skiing, SnowShoe events held at Gulmarg

Skiing and Snow Shoe events marked the fourth day of the first Khelo India Winter Games at Gulmarg on Tuesday.

Snow Shoe competitions were held in two sprint categories of 400 metres and 800-metre categories.

While in 800-metre category, J&K bagged all three places in 400-metre, J&K had to share medal podium with Uttarakhand and Lakshadweep.

In 400-metre category, Muzamil Hussain Mir bagged gold medal while as in Deepak of Uttarakhand bagged silver and Ashique of Lakshadweep bagged bronze medal. In 800-metre category, Villayat Hussain of J&K bagged gold medal while as Aquib and Haadi Ali bagged silver and bronze medals respectively.

In major winter sports discipline competitions were flagged off by Secretary J&K State Sports Council Dr Naseem Javaid Chowdhary and President Winter Games Association Muhammad Abass Wani at Kongdoori. The competitions were held in Senior slalom category in both men and women sections, Junior 1 and 2 at Kongdoori while as for C2 Giant Slalom competitions were held at Highland slope Gulmarg.