Port Blair, Oct. 28: Ms. Sandhya Kispotta, ex-SAI trainee, presently working as Primary School Teacher attached to Education Department, A&N Islands is amongst the 16 paddlers represented the country in the 1st traditional International Canoe Sprint Championship held at Samarkand, Uzbekistan from 18th to 21st October 2012.

In the competition, Ms. Sandhya paring with Naorem Lanjenganbi Chanu of Manipur secured two bronze medal in 1000 mtrs & 200 mtrs K-2 women respectively. Meanwhile, the President, Secretary and other members of the Andaman & Nicobar Kayaking & Canoeing Association have congratulated her for achieving this feet in the international sports arena.

Shri Pijush Kanti Baroi of A& N Islands and a former SAI trainee also accompanied the team as team coach.