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Indian Winter Games conclude in Gulmarg

Srinagar, Saturday, February 23, 2008:

Gulmarg hosted the games for third time
The six day long 5th Indian National Winter Games held in the alpines and ski resort of Gulmarg in Indian administered Kashmir concluded Friday.

Indian administered Kashmir’s minister for Youth Services and Sports, Haji Nisar Ali gave away the medals to winners in the presence of Indian Olympic Association president, Suresh Kalmadi.

During the six day event the Army bagged seven gold, three silver and six bronze, GMVN bagged three gold and two silver, Himachal Pradesh got three gold, four silver and three bronze medals while Delhi got two gold, one silver and one bronze.

Maharashtra bagged four gold, two silver and one bronze medal, J&K team received three gold, five silver and nine bronze medals while Andhra Pradesh got three silver, ITBP got one silver and one bronze medal in cross-country skiing, skating and ice hockey events.

As per games-wise medal tally Army got five gold, three Silver and three bronze medals, J&K bagged two silver and two bronze. In skating J&K received two gold, three silver and one bronze medals.

In ice hockey, J&K got one gold, ITBP one silver and Army one bronze.

A famous tourist and ski resort close to the line of control in Kashmir, Gulmarg hosted the games for the third time.

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