JAMMU, Jan 12: State Tug of War teams, under the banner of J&K Tug of War Association, today left for participation in the 30th Senior National and 15th Senior Federation Cup (Men and Women) Tug – of- War Championship to be held at Anandpur Sahib in Punjab from tomorrow.
The teams were selected by the technical panel under the guidance of Association president, Hardeep Singh Anand. Earlier, both the teams underwent screening conducted by the J&K State Sports Council at Green Fields ground, here.
Among those present were Jodh Singh Isher (secretary), Jasvir Singh (joint secretary), Rajinder Singh, Shiv Kumar Sharma (Joint Secretary State Sports Council), Haji Abdul Qyoom (Chief Sports Officer), Ravi Kumar (Divisional Sports Officer).
The Teams: Senior National: 640 KG Men: Vinish Paul Singh, Islam Ahmad, Owais Gulzar, Pritam, Asif Rafiq, Zahid Bashir, Varundeep Singh, Aqib Jeelani and Zaffar-ul-Islam. In the 600 KG Men: Ishfaq Ahmed, Harkaran Singh, Sahil Sharma, Gurjote Singh, Garg Dev Manhas, Kulwant Singh, Paaras Kotwal, Muktar Raina and Ritesh Anand. 560 KG mix Men and Women: Sourav Kumar, Jasmeet Singh, Sunil Singh, Abhishek Raina, Neeraj Kumar, Gurleen Kour, Kiran Kumari, Jagandeep Kour and Vishali. 480 KG Women: Tamanna Manhas, Nahida Jeelani, Yasmeen Fatima, Bharti Devi, Shaheen Kousar, Jyoti Kumari, Samiksha Kapahi, Sheriya Kapahi and Prerna Kotwal.
Federation Cup: 640 Kg Men: Shivam Bhardwaj, Akash Bhardwaj, Abhishek Khajuria, Mangat Ram, Kulvinder Singh, Anil Kumar, Rakesh Khajuria, Atul Sharma and Gurpreet Singh. 540 KG Mix Men and Women: Sorab Dutta, Ajmal Humayun, Mohd. Shahraz, Shalinder Singh, Sunny Thakur, Mamta Khajuria, Rekha Sharma, Anu Radha Sharma and Neetu Sharma.
Gorav Kumar Dubey, Sourav Dubey, Robin Singh, Ajay Kumar, Sohan Lal and Jaswinder Singh accompanying the teams as coaches and managers.
The teams were also presented with kits by Hardeep Singh Anand. Kids were sponsored by Trans Asia Hotels Pvt. Ltd. Unit Cygnett Park Asia, Jammu.