Srinagar June 12: J&K’s Aneesha Sharma bagged Gold with an impressive score of 400/400(418) while as Himanshu Gupta bagged silver medal with a decent score of 396(413.7) in National School Games (NSG) held at Chandro Tomar Shooting Range, Delhi.
Secretary to Government Department of Youth Services and Sports J&K Sarmad Hafeez, Director of the Department Subash C Chibber and other senior officers of the Department have congratulated the duo for their brilliant performances.
Meanwhile the 66th National School Games Football U/19 Boys tournament is currently underway at Bhopal, with matches being held at various venues. The J&K team participated in their first match against IBSO, delivering an exhilarating performance. Despite their efforts, they unfortunately lost by a narrow margin of 1-0 in the last minute of the game.
In their second match against Daman And Dua, JK boys showcased exceptional football skills, outclassing their opponents. The team secured a resounding victory with a final score of 2-0. Sajid Fayaz headed the first goal, while Athar Malik scored the second goal, contributing to their impressive win.
Pertinently to secure a place in the group playoffs, the J&K team played their 3rd match against Karnataka at Nagr. Despite both teams' efforts, the match ended goalless, allowing J&K to qualify for the pre-quarterfinals.
“In the pre-quarterfinal match against Football Hub Tripora, the J&K boys displayed their determination and resilience. Despite playing their earlier match at 5:30 AM, leaving them physically exhausted, they did not let their spirits waver. The match went into a tiebreaker, and the JK team emerged victorious with a scoreline of 4-3.”
Interestingly Goalkeeper Wajid Yousuf's exceptional performance included saving two penalty shots. Sayam, Kashif, Muneer, and Aditya were the scorers for J&K, while the opposing team managed to score only three goals out of five.
Having already played two matches earlier in the day, the J&K team was gearing up for their third match when this report was filed.
Team J&K remains committed to putting up an exceptional display of football as they advance to the quarterfinals.