13 Yr Old Tajamul Islam, Kickboxing Prodigy Girl From Kashmir, Wins Gold For India

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13 Yr Kashmiri Kickboxing Girl Wins Gold For India
13-year old Tajamul Islam is a child prodigy in kickboxing from Kashmir’s Bandipora district who has won a gold medal for India in the under-14 category in the World Kickboxing Championship held in Cairo, Egypt, after achieving the same feat in the under-8 category of this competition four years ago. She was seen celebrating her win by wrapping India’s flag on her shoulders and smiling brightly. Tajamul hails from a village named Tarakpora, and is the youngest of three siblings, Raziya and Mohsin. Her father is a driver by profession and has sent all his children to train in martial arts.

Tajamul has had an inspiring life story with many ups and downs, facing difficulties within and outside the ring. Being a girl, she had to lean on the support of her mother to be allowed to play sports competitively, that too a combat sport which is seen as unconventional for her gender. After initial hesitancy, her father allowed her, and later, as she says, became a big support system for her like her mom.

She began her long journey in 2014 at the district level in Bandipora, and grabbed attention just a year later in 2015 being declared the best athlete in her discipline in Jammu and Kashmir.

Tajamul had strted kickboxing at the age of five itself, and later joined a local martial arts academy which trained kids.

You will be surprised to know that the 13-year old Tajamul has added 26 medals to her tally in such a short career, of which 11 are golds, 7 silvers, and 8 are bronze medals.

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