SRINAGAR: Shreya Gupta, a class 9th student of Presentation convent school Jammu is an ace fencer of the J&K . She started fencing at the age of 9 years and has excelled both at National and International levels. She has won 7 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze medals at National level and 1 bronze medal at International level.
In the year, 2018, she brought laurels to the state by winning first ever medal in Commonwealth championship held at Newcastle England.
She also won best fencer trophy among 1200 players by winning 3 gold and 1 bronze at Gwalior National championship in October 2017. She also helped J&K team to clinch runner up trophy in U-17 girls in the recently concluded National’s at Cuttack.
She has been selected as one of the potential elite athletes by Ministry of Youth & Sports, Government of India, under Khelo India scheme for getting training in proposed International level sports academies.
She was honoured by former Secretary, J&K State Sports Council, Waheed Ur Rehman Para and a number of times by Fencing Association for her outstanding achievements.
Shreya is being trained at M A stadium Jammu under Sports Council Coach, Shotu Lal Sharma and under the sheer guidance by International player and referee Rashid Ahmed Chowdhary.
While talking to Sports Council media cell, Shreya said that she is grateful to J&K State Sports Council and J&K Amateur fencing Association for their continuous support.
Shreya has high hopes from the present Secretary, J&K Sports Council and said, “I hope that the present Secretary will encourage sportspersons and will extend a helping hand towards the various auspices related to sports and will make J&K, the best sports venue in the country.”