Kashmir’s Wushu Player Sadia Tariq Wins Gold In Moscow


PM Modi, Advisor Khan, DYSS, JKSC applaud the athlete

SRINAGAR- Kashmir Valley’s star Wushu athlete Sadia Tariq has won gold at the Moscow Wushu Stars Championship taking place in the Russian capital from February 22 to 28.

Representing India at the championship, the 15-year-old won the top prize by defeating her Russian opponent. Srinagar-born Sadia defeated opponents from Kazakhstan, Czech Republic and Russia on her way to the top.

India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi took to Twitter to applaud the youth. He tweeted:

“Congratulations to Sadia Tariq on winning the Gold medal at the Moscow Wushu Stars Championship. Her success will inspire many budding athletes. Wishing her the very best for her future endeavours.”

Advisor to LG and Vice President Sports Council Farooq Khan greeted the player for winning gold medal in Moscow Wushu Stars Championship held in Russia this week.

“We are proud of Sadiq Tariq for bringing laurels for the country at the International arena by winning gold medal in Moscow Wushu Stars Championship,” Khan asserted.

He said that India especially Jammu and Kashmir is proud of 15-year-old Sadiq Tariq for her brilliant performance in the international level tournament.

Principal Secretary, Youth Services and Sports Department, Alok Kumar, also congratulated Tariq and Sports Council.

Advisor Khan also congratulated National Chief Coach Wushu and CEO, Kuldeep Handoo, President J&K Wushu Association, Vijay Saraf for training Sadia and her colleagues.

Advisor Khan thanked MYAS and the Sports Authority of India for sanctioning, facilitating and ensuring participation of Indian team in Moscow Wushu Stars championship.

He hoped that Sadia Tariq will perform better in Youth Asian Games slated to be held in the month of December in China.

In her felicitation message, Secretary, J&K Sports Council, Nuzhat Gul, said that Jammu and Kashmir government under the dynamic leadership of LG Manoj Sinha, is rendering full support to all those youngsters who are interested in sports activities and aspiring to pursue career in sports activities.

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