Kashmiri Girl Tajamul Islam Wins World Kickboxing Gold

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Srinagar: Eight-year-old Tajamul Islam scripted history at the World Kickboxing Championship in Italy, where she made India proud by becoming the first player ever from the sub-junior category to clinch a gold medal.

Tajamul, who hails from Bandipora district in Jammu and Kashmir, participated in the World Kickboxing Championship which witnessed participation of ninety countries. Tajamul’s coach, Master Fasil Ali, said that Tajamul participated in the world event with support from Kickboxing Federation of India.

“It was five-day world championship in Italy,” he said. In five days, Tajamul won six games grabbing eyeballs across the globe. Tajamul defeated her rival from the United States to become the world champion in kickboxing. The wonder kid created a sensation in the valley with her feat and a grand welcome awaits her on her arrival back home.