Anoop, Avni get A grade in figure skating

Dehradun: Anoop Yama and Avni Panchal from India were on Monday given A grade in the men`s and women`s category respectively for their excellent performance in the inaugural figure skating event of the SAF winter games here.

In the absence of remaining SAF nations, only players from India participated in the event and grading was done, officials said.

In the men`s event, Yogesh Kumar and Vasudev Todi got B and C grades while Amrita Sahani and Alkyia Kumari got B and C grades in the figure skating women`s category respectively.

Figure skating was the only event that took place on the inaugural day the Games, which was inaugurated by Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.

Skiing events will be held at the hill resort of Auli from Jan 14 to 16.