Three Kashmiri players Zakariya Bhat , Saliq Farooq and Mukeet Ellahi from Kashmir shined at the third Singapore open international Pencak Silat championship 2017 which was held from at Bedok Sports Complex- Singapore, organisers said in a statement.
They said in the international championship Mukeet Ellahi won gold medal, Zakariya Bhat ( young state awardee) won silver and Saaliq bin Farooq won bronze medal. In the Tanding events , Mukeet Ellahi beat Indonesian player by 5-0 and Zakariya Bhat lost his final fight to a player from Singapore. Earlier Saaliq bin Farooq had lost his fight in the semi final.
The championship was organised by Singapore Pencak Silat Federation under the Aegis of Asian Pencak Silat Federation and International Pencak Silat Federation. Office bearers of the Indian Pencak Silat federation have congratulated the players for achieving the feat.