SRINAGAR: In collaboration with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (SAI) and the Judo Federation of India, Kashmir is gearing up to host the third edition of the Khelo India North Zone Women’s Judo League and Ranking Tournament.

Set to commence on January 18, 2024, and culminate on the 21st of that month at the Sher-e-Kashmir Stadium in Srinagar, the event will spotlight the talents of emerging judo enthusiasts.

With an expected participation of approximately 500 girls from across North India, the tournament encompasses diverse categories, including Sub Junior, Cadet, Junior, and Senior. An official stated, “Beyond the thrill of competition, the event provides a significant platform for these young athletes to demonstrate their skills and determination.”

According to a statement by the J&K Judo Association, Gold medallists will be awarded a cash prize of Rs 10,000, silver medallists Rs 7,000, and bronze medallists Rs 5,000.

The association’s Joint Secretary Gowhar Khan, Vice President Hamid Khan, and Kabra Altaf, a distinguished Judo player and the first female Judo coach in Jammu & Kashmir, play pivotal roles behind the scenes, ensuring the success of the tournament.

As the Sher-e-Kashmir Stadium prepares to host this exciting competition, it not only showcases the skill of these young athletes but also underscores the inclusivity and collaborative spirit that sports inspire, the statement notes.

The 3rd Khelo India North Zone Women’s Judo League and Ranking Tournament promises not just a display of skill but a celebration of determination, camaraderie, and the indomitable spirit of women in sports—(KNO).


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