Aqsa Gulzar Clinches Bronze In World Pencak Silat Championship

SRINAGAR- J&K’s Aqsa Gulzar has won a Bronze medal at the recently concluded World Pencak Silat Championship 2022 in Malaysia.

The Indian Pencak Silat team comprising of 36 players both men and women,  including eight players from J&K, remained among the top ten at the world level by clinching seven bronze medals in the 19th World Championship Pencak Silat which concluded in Malaysia on Sunday.

The national Pencak Silat contingent comprising of 42 members both men and women, coaches and staff from across the country including 8 players and 3 coaches from J&K was flagged-off by Manoj Sinha, the LG Jammu and Kashmir,  on 24th of last month from Raj Bhawan Srinagar.

The national team had trained under battery of coaches in a 21 days long coaching camp in Srinagar.

The players who bagged the medals for the country include Suraj Sharma (Delhi) securing bronze in solo creative male, Disha Reddy (MP) securing bronze in solo creative female in Artistic category while in Tanding (fighting) category Rahul Saini (Rajasthan) (Class C), Arti Kumari. (Bihar- SSB) (Class G), Madhu Kumari (Himachal Pradesh- SSB) (Class E), G. Shantilaxmi (Puducherry) (Class H), Aqsa Gulzar (J&K) (class open 2) secured one bronze medal each.

Mohammed Iqbal and Irfan Aziz from J&K accompanied the national team as coaches and Mufti Hamid Yasin was the team manager.

Secretary YSS and Secretary Sports Council while congratulating the national team said everyone is excited on the performance of national Pencak Silat team.

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