Jammu Tawi, April 13
Shivani Charak, an ace Sport Climber of J&K, has been selected in the Indian team for participation in the Bouldering World Cup scheduled to be held at Navi Mumbai in June. She has the distinction of being the only Junior climber selected in the eight-member National team comprising four men and equal number of women.
Shivani has been selected on the basis of her creditable performance in the last National Sport Climbing Championship at Bangalore wherein she won three Silver medals in Lead and Speed Climbing as also Bouldering in the Girls category.
“Before her participation in the prestigious World Cup, Shivani, a 2015 national champion in speed climbing, shall undergo four weeks training starting from April 22 under international coaches at Switzerland, Italy and Slovania. While, in the first phase of coaching at Slovania, Roman Kranjinik and Katza Vidmar, both international sport climbing coaches, shall impart necessary coaching to the trainees, Urs Socker, Ljubljana besides Roman Kranjinik shall be the coaches in the second phase of specialized training at Italy and Switzerland,” informed general secretary of the Association, Ram Khajuria.
Besides the training, the Indian team shall also participate in a Promotional Cup at Slovania. The team shall return to India on May 20.
Meanwhile, Mountaineering Association of J&K congratulated Shivani for her splendid achievement and assured her all possible help to prepare herself fully for the global competition.