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Worlds highest marathon was held in Ladakh:

The eighth edition of Ladakh Marathon was held in Leh town, Jammu Kashmir. More than 6,000 runners from different parts of India and 25 foreign countries participated in the marathon. It was sponsored by Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC).

The full marathons were jointly flagged off by the Chief Executive Councillor of LAHDC, Leh Gyal Phunchok Wangyal and Additional District Development Commissioner Mozes Kunzang. The half marathon was flagged off by Dilbag Singh, J&K Director General of Police. The 7-km-long Run for Fun was flagged off by Lt Genl YK Joshi, GoC of 14 Corp of the Army.

Highest marathon:

All four categories marathon are held at over 11, 000 feet above the mean sea level. This marathon is known as the highest marathon in the world.

The 4 categories of Ladakh Marathon are 72-km Ultra Khardungla Challenge, 42-km full and 21-km half marathon and 7-km long Run for Fun. 

Ladakh Marathon:

Ladakh Marathon is held in Leh, J&K. It was first held in 2012. The 7th edition of the Ladakh Marathon was held in 2018. The 9th edition is to be held in 2020. It will be a qualifying race for the Abbot World Marathon Majors. The marathon has got international recognization.

The marathon was held with an aim to foster the national spirit and to encourage sport in Ladakh. 


72-km Ultra Khardungla Challenge:

Ladakh Scouts Regimental Centre (LSRC) clinched all the top three position of the world highest 72-km Ultra Khardungla Challenge. 

1) Shabir got the first position and clocked 06:53:34

2) Stanzin Norboo stood second and clocked 06:53:39

3) Rigzin Norboo stood on the third position with a timing of 06:54:31

Full Marathon:

Women category:

1) Jigmet Dolma of Egoo village stood the first position

2) Tsetan Dolkar of Lamayuru village stood the second position

3) Namgyal Lhamo of Dhomkhar village stood the third position

Men category: 

1) Shabir Hussain stood the first position

2) Jigmet Nurboo stood second position 

3) Manzoor Hussain stood the third position

Half Marathon:

Women category:

1) Tashi Ladol stood first position

2) Stanzin Chondol stood second position  

3) Diskit Dolma stood the third position


Ranveer Duggal, aged 15 from Chandigarh, clinched bronze medal in IBSF World U-16 Snooker Championship 2019 in Tyumen, Russia:

In the International Billiards Snooker Federation’s (IBSF) World Under-16 Snooker Championship 2019 held in Tyumen, Russia, Ranveer Duggal, aged 15 from Chandigarh, clinched bronze medal. He is a student of IX standard at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, Chandigarh.IBSF World U-16 Snooker Championship 2019i. He was the youngest player at the age of 6 to play in national pool championship in Ludhiana, Punjab in 2011.

ii. He was also trained by his grandfather Rakesh Duggal and he is the son of Late Sandeep Duggal, a former national champion.

25th Asian Junior and Cadet Table Tennis Championships for 2019 held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia:

The 25th Edition of Asian Junior and Cadet Table Tennis Championships for 2019 was held at Buyant Ukhaa Sport Complex in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia from September 2-7, 2019. It was organized by the Mongolian Table Tennis Association under the authority of Asian Table Tennis Union (ATTU). Indian team clinched 2 silver medals.

Key Points:

i. New Delhi’s Payas Jain lost to top seed and World No. 1 Yuanyu Chen of China by 4-0 in the finals and settled for silver. With this achievement, he made it into the Asian squad which will participate in the World Cadet Challenge at Wladyslawowo, Poland in October 2019.

ii. The Indian boys team settled for a silver medal after losing the final 0-3 to top seed China. With this, they qualified for the World Junior Championships to be held at Korat, Thailand in November 2019.

iii. India’s Raegan Alburquerque lost to Xu Yingbin, Manush Shah lost to Xiang Peng and Anukram Jain lost to Liu Yebo.

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