‘Khelo India Winter Games’: Heavy Winds Force Organisers’ To Partly Call Off Day 2 Activities

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Srinagar, Feb 11 (GNS): Heavy winds played a spoilsport on Day 2 at third edition of ‘Khelo India Games’, being held at famous ski-resort Gulmarg, as the organizers’ had to partly call off multiple sports activities as a precautionary measure.

As learnt by GNS, the strong winds blew far and wide at the sports venue, especially on Kongdori heights. The organisers’ (Jammu & Kashmir Sports Council) as a sort of precautionary measure called off sports activities at Alpine G Slalom, Kongdori, while the main/lower Gulmarg saw the activities being conducted normally.

An official told GNS that the winds though a routine occurrence at Gulmarg, the suspension of activities was decided for the overall safety of participants.

The games scheduled for day 2 at Golf Club included; Cross Country 15 Km Sprint Senior Men, Cross Country 10 Km Sprint Senior women, Cross Country 2 Km Sprint Junior Boys, Cross Country 1.5 Km Sprint Junior Girls, Bobsleighing & Skeleton and Snow Shoe long distance event of men and women category.

The Ice hockey and Ice-skating competitions were held at Rink Gulmarg.

Notably, the four day edition kicked off with much anticipation and fanfare at the famous ski-resort on February 10 – and will culminate on February 14, 2023. (GNS)  

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( With inputs from : thegnskashmir.com )

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