‘JK sportspersons bagged 500 medals in various sports events’

SRINAGAR: Over 500 sportspersons from Jammu and Kashmir have won medals at National and Zonal events held over the last three years, Sports Minister, Imran Raza Ansari said.
Giving details, Sports Minister, Imran Raza Ansari told the house that the State’s sportspersons won the medals at competitions sponsored by State Sports Associations under the aegis of J&K State Sports Council.
“In 2012-13, J&K’s sportspersons won 59 Gold medals, 53 Silver and 50 Bronze. In 2013-14, the figures were 47, 64, 60 and in 2014-15, 43, 73 and 90 respectively,” Ansari said.Besides, the Minister said, 54 players have got honor to represent the country in international events held during the last three years in Gymnastics, Wushu, Roller Skating, Fencing, Taekwando, Handball, Power-Lifting, Chess, Thang-Ta, Kayaking and Canoeing, Skiing, Yoga, Karate and Judo.
The Minister informed the house that the Indoor Multi-Purpose Hall under construction at MA Stadium Jammu will be completed as per approved plans with the height of 12 metres and within the approved cost of Rs 7 crores.

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