SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Taekwondo Union emerged victorious at the recently concluded 6th National Taekwondo Championship in Odisha, held on December 30th and 31st, 2023.

The union’s participants showcased exceptional skill and determination, clinching an impressive tally of 19 medals – 9 gold, 6 silver, and 4 bronze.

Gold medalists include Numair Shabir, Rabia Tariq, Syed Arsh, Mehvish Shaban, Rutba Manzoor, Umi Farwah, Ifra Zehra, Adeeba Arfat, and Darafshan. Silver medals were secured by Faizan, Safoora Wahid, Aliya Azmat, Kartik Koul, Mutahar, and Umi Hani, while the bronze medals went to Adnan Gulzar, Musa, Shahzaib, and Arslaan Azmat.

Dawood Sofi, the General Secretary of the J&K Taekwondo Union, expressed immense pride in the achievements of the athletes. He extended gratitude to the Indian Taekwondo Union for their steadfast support in facilitating the participation of these exceptional talents.

This triumph not only highlights the individual excellence of the athletes but also underscores the J&K Taekwondo Union’s commitment to promoting and nurturing sporting talent in the region. The victory serves as a testament to the dedication and hard work of the participants and the continued support of the union in fostering a culture of excellence in Taekwondo.

Dawood Sofi, General Secretary of the J&K Taekwondo Union, remarked on the significance of this victory, stating that it is a proud moment for the union and a reflection of the region’s growing prowess in the field of Taekwondo. The union looks forward to building on this success and continuing to contribute to the development of Taekwondo in the region and the country at large.


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