The wunderkinds of Kashmir shone again in the 13th AU Taekwondo International Championship Princess’s Cup 2017, held in Thailand. The competition was held in Bangkok from March 25 – 26, 2017 at “John Paul II sports center”- Assumption University of Thailand. Boys and girls from Kashmir both have clinched Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals and made India proud at international level. A 15-year old boy, Sheikh Adnan from Bandipora district of North Kashmir bagged Gold in the Taekwondo championship. Adnan defeated three opponents from Philippines, Ethiopia, and Indonesia and has emerged as yet another superhero of Kashmir.
Adnan has been trained under Coach Faisal Ali who also coached Tajamul Islam ,who won Gold in World kickboxing Championship in Italy and Hashim Manzoor who also won Gold in Karate Championship in Delhi. Kashmir kid Adnan told, “I am very happy to win this medal. I had been practicing for this since the past one year. It was difficult, but I still won the fight.” Another boy, Intishab, from Seer Hamdan area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district has bagged a Silver medal in the same Taekwondo championship held in Thailand. Two other Kashmiri children, Sidrat-ul-Muntaha and Farhan Sheikh also won Silver and Bronze respectively in the same championship. Among the four winners of Kashmir, a girl named Mansha earned a silver medal in this Taekwondo championship. Mansha received a lot of appreciation from people of Jammu and Kashmir and many girls got inspired from her.
(Mansha’s Picture Holding India’s flag)
Mansha is completely devoted to Taekwondo and is now eyeing for Gold in the coming National and International Taekwondo championships. These kids from the valley left an imprint of Jammu and Kashmir on the world. New Age Kashmir congratulates these super kids from Kashmir and believe that the day is not far when these kids will touch the new heights which would make India and Kashmir proud.