Kashmiris Continue To Bring Laurels, Pulwama Girl Wins Bronze in Wrestling

SRINAGAR: With their brilliant performances, Kashmiri sports persons continue to bring laurels for J&K.

A 16-year-old girl from South Kashmir’s Pulwama district last week won Bronze medal in Belt-Wrestling Competition in Maharashtra.

Rashida Simmani, a resident of Drabgam, Pulwama represented J&K in the 62nd school National Level competition in belt-wrestling 2016-17 which was hosted by School Games Federation of India.

She participated in under 19 category where she defeated her rival from Jharkhand state.


The competition was held in Ahmadnagar Pune on Wednesday last week. The competition started on January 31 and ended on February 02, 2017.

“It was for the first time that Jammu and Kashmir State participated in such an event,” said Manzoor Ahmad Wani, who trained Rashida for the event.

Rashida, a student of Government Higher Secondary School Pulwama, was selected by District sports Federation for the competition.

“Rashid played brilliantly in the game and applied all the techniques at the proper time,” Wani told the Kashmir Observer, “this is big achievement for J&K and for players in particular.”

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