Srinagar: J&K Taekwondo Team has been awarded as overall 2nd runner up in the 4th Cadet National Kyorugi and Poomsae Taekwondo championship which was held from 5th to 8th February 2019 at J.N. Indoor stadium, periyamedu, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
The championship was organized by Taekwondo Federation of India (TFI), which is recognized by Indian Olympic Association (IOA).
Team Jammu and Kashmir Taekwondo bagged 3 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medal in the above mentioned championship with the support of chief coach Master Atul Pangotra who is serving as physical education teacher in the department of youth services and sports (YSS) and is also the youngest Referee chairman of Taekwondo Federation of India (TFI) accompanied by the assistant team coach Mr. Tashi Tundup (National Medalist).
The medal winners in Poomsae category Kushagra Sharma (Jammu), Zeeshan Mehndi (SAI-Kargil) and Sonam Chospal (SAI-Kargil) shared the gold medal podium, while as Soham Sharma (Jammu) secured bronze medal.
The medal winners in Kyorugi category Achutam Dev Singh (Jammu) secured the silver medal, while as Kushagra Sharma (Jammu) secured the bronze medal.
J&K Taekwondo Association congratulates all medal winners and team managing staff including Chief coach Mr. Atul Pangotra (PET, YSS/Referee chairman, TFI), Mr. Zaheer Abbass Khan (Treasurer JKTA), Brinder Singh Manhas (National Referee) and assistant team coach Mr. Tashi Tundup.
Mr. Atul Pangotra while speaking to media officials termed it as a huge achievement. “I am highly thankful of D.G. Youth Services and Sports department Dr. Saleem-ur-Rehman sir who granted me permission to accompany the team J&K Taekwondo and also regards the Acting president TFI Mr. D.N. Pangotra, chairman JKTA Mr. Anil Gupta (Annu), Vice president JKTA Mr. Nissar Husain, Gen. secretary JKTA Mr. Jagjit Singh and Organizing Secretary JKTA Mr. Anuj Sharma for their kind support.