World School Games : Two Kashmiri girls to represent India in Taekwondo


SRINAGAR: Two Kashmiri girls managed to make it to the Indian Taekwondo martial arts team that is set to take part in World School Games scheduled to be held in Delhi in July.

The girls-Afreen Hyder and Shah Barrera- have been selected on back their medal winning performances at national level and consequent selection trials conducted by School Games Federation of India at Tyagraj Stadium, Delhi. Hyder and Barrera pocketed second spot in the trials in their respective categories.

Besides Hyder and Barrera two boys from Jammu Aryan Gupta and Ajay Kumar also managed to get berth in Indian team.

In trials Aryan Gupta (District Jammu) secured second place in 45-kilogram category while as Ajay Kumar (District Jammu) secured second place in 51-Kg.  Afreen Hyder (District Srinagar) secured place in 59-Kg category and Shah Barrera Fatima (District Srinagar) secured 2nd place in 68-kg category.World games JK players

It will be first time that International School Games Federation would be conducting Taekwondo event. The four players have been selected for national camp that is going to be held before World Games.

J&K Taekwon-do Association has requested Secretary J&K State Sports Council Waheed Ur Rehman Parra and Director Youth Services & Sports Fayaz Sheikh for the support to these young players and provides them better facilities so that they will win more medals for State.


The team had taken part in trials under the coach Atul Pangrotra.


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