Swapnil Waghule, owner of Avis Fitness Studio, along with Deepak Bisen, Secretary, NDWA, Centre Referee Mayur Barapatre and other officials during inauguration.
Sports Reporter :
GAURAV Parale and Shrushti Barbate excelled winning gold medals in the District-level Wushu Championship being organised by Nagpur District Wushu Association. Parale’s gold came in Under 80kg senior boys category while Shrushti, who started playing wushu just 2 months ago, surprised all with her skills. Bouts of youth and senior categories were held on the opening day. Those who won medals in the different categories were — Youth Boys: (Under 48 kg) Harshal Nimje (gold); (Under 52kg) Ayush Gadinkar (gold), Prasad Malue (silver); (Under 60 kg) Himanshu Urkude.
Youth Girls: (Under 48 kg) Ishika Andurkar (gold), Simran Shekh (silver); (Under 52 kg) Priyanka Waghmare (gold), Achal Khadse (silver); (Under 60kg) Swati Rerakwar (gold), Naziya Kapadiya (silver). In the senior category, the winners were — Senior Boys: (Under 48kg) Saurabh Borkar (gold), Vrushab Rohankar (silver); (Under 52kg) Pawan Bajanghate (gold), Akash Katane (silver); (Under 56kg) Karan Kauehute (gold), Praful Uikey (silver); (Under 60kg) Kapil Duragkar (gold), Punal Nakde (silver); (Under 65kg) Majar Ali (gold), Rahul Budhe (silver); (Under 70kg) Yogesh Vadive (gold), Abhishek Hayaran (silver); (Under 75kg) Pratik Panse (gold), Rushal Nagdive (silver); (Under 80kg) Gaurav Parale (gold), Anup Thakre (silver); (Under 85kg) Aryan Sharma (gold), Yash Kamble (silver). Senior Girls: (Under 45kg) Jaya Tekam (gold), Girja Dhakate (silver); (Under 48kg) Tanushree Wasnik (gold), Pradnya Gharode (silver); (Under 52kg) Rinku Parate (gold), Janvi Tichkule (silver); (Under 56kg) Pooja Shetlke (gold), Sejal Sharma (silver); (Under 60kg) Shrushti Barbate (gold); Gauri Aasre (gold). At the outset, the championship was inaugurated by Swapnil Waghule and Avinash Waghule of Avis Fitness Studio, Wardhaman Nagar along with NDWA Secretary Deepak Bisen, wushu coach Praful Gajbhiye and Sumit Nagdawane. Centre Referees Vikesh Meshram and Mayur Barapatre are being assisted by four side line referees.