Srinagar girl wins gold medal at national games
Aspires to represent India at Olympics
Srinagar: A Srinagar girl has won a gold medal at the 19th Junior National Wushu Championship held at Haryana Fatehabad from 10-15 of March. The competition witnessed participation of players from 32 states and UT.
Sadia Tariq from Jammu and Kashmir won Gold medal by defeating her opponent from Haryana in final fight.
“I dedicate my win to my father and my coaches who trained me and inspired me to take up the challenge,” a beaming Sadia said.
She said that she always aspired to be a Martial Artist and started her career in Martial Arts when she was in First Standard.
“After I participated in the first Taekwondo competition and won Bronze Medal, I won lot of praises and appreciation from my coaches and especially my father who supported me throughout. Later in the same year I went to New Delhi to participate in 3rd open India Taekwondo championship and won a Bronze medal there,” she said.
“It was entire family and especially my father who has been my first mentor who encouraged me to participate in the sport. Without his support I would not have been able to carry on,” Sadia says.
“Though I won a silver medal during the 10th Open National Taekwondo Championship it was the time to make it to the list of Gold Medalists, and I participated in Sub Juniors National Taekwondo Championship held in Pune Maharashtra and won my First Gold Medal,” she said.
“My dream is to represent the country and more importantly want to see myself participating in the Olympics and make our country and our father proud,” she said.