Gulmarg: Sunny weather blessed Gulmarg on Sunday giving respite to players and organisers as all the events scheduled for the day were conducted smoothly at all the venues.
All the players, coaches, and officials donning their jerseys with enthusiastic spirit reached the venues early to earn time for the final practice before matches.
One of the Alpine G slalom players while expressing his happiness said that it is a great opportunity to participate in the 3rd Edition of Khelo India.
He said that today the weather is very pleasant and he hopes to give his best to make his state proud.
The sports events fixed for 3rd day of the Winter Games included Ice Stock, Ice Hockey, Ice Skating, Bandy Curling, Bobsleighing & Skelton, Snow Shoe, Nordic, Ski Mountaineering, Alpine G Slalom and Cross Country. During the events, a huge number of spectators clapped and shouted to extend support to their favourite teams. Meanwhile, winners were awarded prizes by the officers & officials of J&K Sports councils after registering top position by defeating opponent teams & players.
Earlier, In bandy Gujarat registered first position, Haryana second position while Maharashtra was satisfied with third position. Similarly, in Ice Skating of 1000 Mtr. for the senior Girls category, Swarali Ashutosh Deo of Maharashtra achieved 1st position, Raina Kukreja got 2nd position and Anushka Merchant obtained 3rd position, and both the players belonged to Haryana.
In the same event of senior Men, Suyog Sanjay Tapkir of Maharashtra wrested 1st position, Anubhav Gupta from UP and Padma Gurmeet of Ladakh got 2nd and 3rd position respectively.
In another Figure Skaters event of Boys 13-15 Years, Kapish Kaushik and Utkarsh Saxena both players from Haryana got first and second positions respectively while Ayush Jaguri, Uttrakhand had to satisfy at 3rd position. While in Figure Skaters Girls-15-19 Years, Wafa Tariq from J&K topped, followed by Chelsi Singh of Haryana at 2nd position and Shezan Wani, J&K at 3rd position.
Also, in the Figure Skaters age category Senior Girls, Kashish Sharma stayed at top and Suyog Sanjay Tapkir obtained a top position in Speed Skaters in Senior Men Category.
Aman Thakur (HAWS) got a gold medal in the senior Men Long Distance competition, Ghulam Haider (Ladakh)got gold in the Junior Boys Long Distance competition, Dhanalaksmi ( Karnataka) received gold in the Senior Women Long Distance category and Sara (J&K) took gold medal Junior Girls Long Distance.