Kashmiri martial art player wins gold in online national championship

In a coronavirus induced online ‘khelo India’ kickboxing championship, a young martial art player from Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar has won gold.
Narrating her experience, Rutba Shabir, who is studying in 5th class, said, “The Govt. of India organized a kickboxing competition in which I bagged gold. I did hard work and I was confident of winning the gold. I practised three times a day for this event”.
“I want to play Asian Games and practice hard for it. I want to tell girls in Kashmir to do practice and work hard to win glory,” she added.
Rutba has been practising Wushu and kickboxing for the last three years. Sharing her interest in martial arts, Rutba said, “My cousin used to learn Wushu and he told me about the ongoing practice at an indoor stadium. I got interested in this sport after joining training”.
The young martial arts player has already participated in national competitions held in Jammu, Ludhiana and other cities. Her coach, Asif Ahmad said, “She has been doing tough training. Recently, an online kick-boxing competition was organised, which was a soft form national competition in which players from all parts of the country participated. We got to know about this even a few days back and I trained her for that event. She participated and won gold in the competition. I am confident that she will grow in the coming days”.

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