J&K shines in Khelo India Women’s Wushu League

In a remarkable display of skill and determination, Sadia Tariq, an international gold medalist, added another feather to her cap by securing a bronze medal in the Khelo India Women’s Wushu League held in Dehradun from December 27 to 30.

Alongside her, Sana Bashir from Srinagar and Jiya Manhas from Jammu also bagged bronze medals, bringing pride and glory to Jammu and Kashmir.

The tournament, which witnessed participation from accomplished players across different states, showcased the prowess of these talented athletes in the field of Wushu. The commendable performance of Sadia Tariq, Sana Bashir, and Jiya Manhas is a testament to the rising prominence of J&K in the national sporting arena.

The success of the Wushu team is largely credited to the exceptional coaching of Kuldeep Handoo, the chief coach. Handoo’s unwavering dedication and hard work have played a pivotal role in shaping the skills of the players and guiding them to victory. The impact of his coaching has been evident in the stellar performance of the team in various competitions.

Secretary Sports Council, Nuzhat Jehangir has been instrumental in fostering a conducive environment for athletes. Her relentless efforts and commitment have significantly contributed to the success of the youth in the realm of sports. The achievements of Sadia Tariq, Sana Bashir, and Jiya Manhas stand as a testament to the positive outcomes of the initiatives taken by Nuzhat Jehangir in promoting sports at the grassroots level.

The Khelo India Women’s Wushu League, a part of the Government of India’s Khelo India initiative, has emerged as a vital platform for female athletes to showcase their skills and compete at a national level. The league not only promotes sportsmanship but also encourages young talents to pursue their passion and excel in their chosen disciplines.

As Jammu and Kashmir continues to make strides in the sporting arena, these achievements serve as an inspiration for aspiring athletes. The dedication of the players, coupled with the guidance of experienced coaches like Kuldeep Handoo and the unwavering support of individuals like Nuzhat Jehangir, reflects the promising future of sports in the region. Khelo India’s role in nurturing and promoting such talents is pivotal, contributing to the overall development of sports in the country.


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