Jammu: Divisional Commissioner Jammu Dr Raghav Langer Friday felicitated a group of Jammu based ace Speedball Players here.
Sunny Nanda, India’s Top Seed Solo Player from J&K, who broke Asian Record of Solo In 32nd World Championship at Tunisia with 460 Shots in 4 Minutes was also among the players. This was the first time that a player from India hit more than 450 Shots.
With 460 Shots, Sunny Nanda stands 4th in the world ranking, just 15 shots behind the bronze Medal Winner from Poland who hit 475 Shots. Tunisia Ranks second with 520 Shots and Egypt Ranks 1st with 605 Shots.
A total of 12 countries participated in this World Championship. In Doubles event Indian, Team of Sunny Nanda & Gurmanjeet Singh secured 4th Rank in the overall Tally. Harshdeep Singh, a student from Banyan International School, ranked 5th in the junior Singles Event.
On this occasion, Chief Guest Dr Raghav Langer (Div Com, Patron of Association), A.K Attri ( Sr.Vice President JKSBA), Tarun Uppal (President JSBA), Kanwarjit Singh Retired Officer (Member Jksba); Pawan Kumar ( Event Secretary JKSBA); All The Association Members Were The Voluntary Guests on this occasion.
The J&K Sports Speedball Association appreciated the performances of its players and motivated them to perform well in the next World Championship being held in the USA next year in August.
Speaking on this occasion, Dr Raghav Langer (Patron of association) Said That In The Forthcoming World Games To be held in the USA, the Sports Department would provide all the help in the promotion of the Game of SpeedBall to take its highest pinnacle. He congratulated the association and the Players for their achievement & said that securing 4th Rank in the World Championship is not an easy task & hoped to see the Indian Flag in Podium Next Year in the USA.