Cadets win 24 out of 36 medals during recently held Open National Sport Climbing Championship at Kolkata
Jamshedpur: Tata Steel Adventure Foundation (TSAF) cadets won total 24 medals during the recently concluded Open National Sport Climbing Championship 2023, organized by the West Bengal Mountaineering & Adventure Sports Foundation (WBMASF), under the Department of Youth Services & Sports, Government of West Bengal from February 21-25 at Kolkata.
More than 40 TSAF athletes participated in this event.
The athletes from the Grassroot development centre ‘Masti ki paathshala’ put up a great show winning laurels, climbing higher up on the walls. The formats included in this were lead climbing and bouldering.
TSAF athletes won 24 medals out of a total of 36 in all categories: Kids, Sub-junior, Junior and Open showing rigorous practise, perseverance and sheer will power of the athletes and their coaches. TSAF athletes are supported by Tata Steel Foundation and JCAPCPL.
The event was organised at the heart of Kolkata in the Sport Climbing Arena at Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan, Salt Lake.
The youngest TSAF athlete participating in the championship is only eight years old. The award winners were given cash prizes, medals and certificates. Champa Lamay, an MKP athlete and the youngest member of the team won the Gold medal in Kids Category. Savitri Samad won both the Gold medals in Sub-junior Girls’ category. Sudarshan Murmu won one Gold and onevSilver medal in the Sub-junior Boys’ category. Bhoj Birua won one Gold and one Bronze in Junior Boys’ category. Munni Pahadiya, another MKP athlete won one Gold and Silver medal in Junior Girls’ category.
TSAF is scouting talent from the grassroots to make them champions in this budding sport. With the state-of-the-art infrastructure and the new IFSC standard walls, this organization is geared up to nurture budding talents. Modular walls are being installed in more community development centres. Their aim is to train several who will end their careers with a claim to be the greatest in the history of their sport.
A balanced nutritional diet, strategic training schedule, sessions for holistic development are all taken care of to maintain a sustainable climbing atmosphere at the centre.
Medal tally below:
|Open National Sport Climbing Championship – Kolkata 2023|
|Top Rope – Kids Boys’|
|Top Rope – Kids Girls’|
|Lead – Sub Junior Girls’|
|Second||Dhruvi Ganesh Padwal||Maharashtra|
|Boulder – Sub Junior Girls|
|Lead – Sub Junior Boys’|
|Boulder – Sub junior Boys|
|Lead – Junior Girls’|
|First||Srishti Das||West Bengal|
|Lead – Junior Boys|
|First||Ruturaj Navnath Nikam||Maharashtra|
|Boulder – Junior Girls|
|Third||Srishti Das||West Bengal|
|Boulder – Junior Boys|
|Third||Ruturaj Navnath Nikam||Maharashtra|
|Lead & Boulder Combined – Men’s|
|First||Suraj Singh||West Bengal|
|Second||Shiv Charan Gope||TSAF|
|Third||Mathisue J Marak||Assam|
|Lead & Boulder Combined – Women’s|
|Third||Anushkana Bose||West Bengal|