The two times consecutive gold medalist in the junior national Wushu championship from Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar Sadia Tariq is to represent India in Moscow Wushu Stars championship scheduled to be held from February 22 to February 28 in Moscow, Russia.
Sadia has been shortlisted by the Wushu Association of India, a technical committee for the Moscow Stars Wushu championship.
She is the only Wushu player from J&K who is part of 38 contingents of players which include 23 junior and 15 senior wushu players from across India.
15-year-old Sadia hails from Central Kashmir’s district Srinagar’s Housing Colony Bemina area and is currently studying in 10th Standard in Presentation Convent School, Rajbagh Srinagar.
She has recently secured Gold medal in the 20th Junior National Wushu Championship held at Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar, in which the J&K Wushu team stood third in the overall medal tally.
The Moscow Wushu Stars championship is the approved event in the Annual Calendar Training and Competition (ACTC) of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) in which India’s junior and Senior India team is participating.
The championship would also prepare these players for the upcoming Youth Asian Games Scheduled to be held in December in China.
While talking to Rising Kashmir National Chief Coach India (Wushu) , Kuldeep Handoo said that the Sports Authority of India (SAI) is enrolling all the probables of the Wushu Association of India (WAI).
“On the recommendations of the Wushu Association of India in the National Central of Excellence (NCOE), these players are enrolled as probable for Youth Asian Games,” he said and hoped that these players will be groomed to give their best in the upcoming Youth Asian Games to be held in China.
“Five players from J&K are probables for the Youth Asian Games, which will be shortly enrolled in the different NCOE’s for the preparation of the Youth Asian Games,” he added.
Secretary, J&K Sports Council Nuzhat Gul also have congratulated and expressed her best wishes to Wushu Golden Girl of Kashmir, Sadia for being a part of the Indian Wushu team participating in the Moscow Wushu Stars championship.
Gul has congratulated the Wushu Association of J&K for the promotion of this combat sport in every nook and corner of Jammu and Kashmir UT for providing a platform for these Wushu athletes to exhibit their best in the national and international arena.
President Wushu Association of J&K, Vijay Saraf besides other office bearers also have congratulated Sadia and the team for the feat and wished good luck to them.
National Chief Coach of India (Wushu) Kuldeep Handoo, who is already in the National Wushu coaching camp at Khelo India Centre (KIC) at Meerut for the upcoming 19th Asian Games, has also congratulated Sadia Tariq and the whole Indian contingent for the international championship.
Handoo while expressing his gratitude to the Sports Authority of India and Wushu Association of India for providing the best facilities to Wushu athletes across India in general and in J&K in particular.