Ladakh boy becomes J&K’s first person to get selected in World University Games


In a first, a boy from Jammu and Kashmir’s Ladakh division has made it to World University Games after his selection in the Indian universities’ taekwondo team for the upcoming World University Games slated to be held in Napoli (Italy) from July 3 to 14, media reports said on Friday.

Ladakh boy becomes J&K’s first person to get selected in World University Games

A resident of Khachey area of Ladakh division’s Kargil district is currently doing a diploma course in Yoga from the Directorate of Sports and Physical Education, University of Jammu (JU). He believes that it is his dedication and rigorous preparation which led him to get the selection in the event, The Tribune reported.

Tundu has been selected on the basis of his performance in the Inter-University Taekwondo Championship held at Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak, from March 9 to 17, 2019, wherein he clinched a silver medal. The JU team claimed a bronze medal in the same championship.

“First of all, I would like to thank my parents Tsering Dolma and Tsering Angchok who always supported me and believed in my taekwondo skills. It is only due to their blessings that I have been able to make them proud,” The Tribune quoted Tundup as saying.

The young boy has now become the first taekwondo player from the state to compete at World University Games.

Tundu’s achievement in martial arts has brought a ray of hope for the youth of the region to pursue the sport. As archery and ice hockey are the two games being widely played and encouraged in Ladakh, The Ladakh lad urged the youth to think of others games as they have the potential to do best in every game, reported The Tribune.


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