Jammu Tawi, April 15
Fayaz Sheikh, Director General Youth Services and Sports Department today felicitated the team members of Indian Taekwondo Team after the arrival from 1st Women International Taekwondo Championship which held from April 5 to 6, 2017 at Kathmandu Nepal. On the occasion, Fayaz Sheikh praised J&K player’s hard work and dedication in the field of Taekwondo Sports and Haji Mirza Deputy Director Youth Services and sports also gives his best wishes to the players and coach . It was an honor for J&K State that out of eight members Indian team three members are from J&K state and Atul Pangotra (International Player and International Referee) also accompanied the team as a head coach. Around eight countries participated in the above said championship and the event was organized by Women Empowerment Committee and Nepal Taekwondo Association which is recognized by Nepal Olympic Association. This is first ever International Women Taekwondo Championship organized by any National Federation. The main motto of conducting this championship is Women Empowerment in Sports. The performance of Indian team was outstanding in just concluded international. The Indian team won five medals including three Slivers and two bronzes. The team consisted of Mukta Gupta (PET) in Youth Services department, Afreeb Hyder student of 12th standard Delhi Public School (DPS) Srinagar and Baazalah Mushtaq currently working with Law Department in Civil Secretariat.
Mukta Gupta won bronze medal in individual event Poomsae and recently she also won the bronze medal in national level championship in Vishakhapatnam.
Afreen Hyder won the bronze medal in Kyourgi in U 57 kg weight category and Baazalah Mushtaq also played well in U 62 Kg and lost in quarter finals.