Jammu: Ace spiker Mannat Choudhary from bordering Ranbir Singh Pura village of Jammu has made into the U20 team for the AVC Cup Volleyball Championship to be held from Aug 7 to 14 in Thailand.
As per the official communique, the spiker was selected for the Indian team on the basis of his splendid performance in the Junior National Volleyball Championship held last year at Burdwan in West Bengal.
The performance of the youngster caught the eyes of the selection committee of the Volleyball Federation of India and made it into the coaching camp.
He is a trainee of coach Rajeev Dogra, posted at the Sports Authority of India run center in Jammu.
The Volleyball Association of J&K has congratulated him for his feat of becoming the second player from the Jammu region after Saqlain Tariq to make it into the Indian squad.
Choudhary, however, attended a 60-day coaching camp under the guidance of Arjuna and Dronacharya Awardee G E Sridharan along with other shortlisted players at KIIT and KISS University, Bhubaneshwar.