Kashmiri athletes bag medals at National Kalarippayattu Championship in Kerala
The Kashmir valley's youth have made a name for themselves at the national and international levels. They have now become an inspiration to other youngsters.
In another milestone, four young athletes from the Budgam district won two silver and two bronze medals in the 14th National Kalarippayattu Championship held recently.
The championship was held in Kerala from October 8 to October 10.
Aqib Yusuf, who bagged a silver medal in the championship, said that he had earlier won gold medals in the state-level championship in Jammu. After this, he was selected for the National Kalaripayattu Championship.
Of the 60 competitors from Jammu and Kashmir who participated in the National Kalaripayattu Championship, and only four players won medals, including two silver and two bronze medals.
In the National Kalaripayattu Championship, Danish Ali bagged a silver medal in the 65 kg senior high-kicking category, while Javed Ahmed Malik won a bronze medal in the under 70 kg senior category. Arizo Mushtaq won a bronze medal in the 60 kg senior women's fighting category.
These young athletes have proved that they are second to none if they are given the right training and platform.