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Meet Ayeera Chishti, J&K’s first woman athlete to win medal at World Wushu Championship

Ayeera Chisti became 1st female athlete from J&K to win WWC medal

SRINAGAR: Rising against the odds, Ayeera Chishti, a world-class Wushu athlete from Jammu and Kashmir, has created history by winning a bronze medal at the 8th World Junior Wushu Championship.

The 17-year-old from Bemina, Srinagar has become the first woman athlete from Jammu and Kashmir to win the Mackenzie medal at the international competition held in Banton in Indonesia.

Ayeera Chisti became 1st female athlete from J&K to win WWC medal The Indian team bagged eight medals in the 8th World Junior Wushu Championship which included three gold, three silver and two bronze.

Chishti has continuously won medals at the national level and has participated in many national level camps. Earlier, she had won a gold medal for India at the International Wushu Championship in Georgia. She was also the first woman from J&K to be chosen for the World Junior Wushu Championship.

Expressing her happiness on winning the competition, Chishti said that it was a matter of pride for her to represent her country in the world competition and to win also. “I am very happy that I have won a medal for my country and for Jammu and Kashmir.”

Ayeera Chishti’s father Rais Chishti termed it as a great achievement and a proud moment for him, saying, “This is a proud moment for me and my entire family.

“I am really proud of my daughter for becoming the first girl from Jammu and Kashmir to achieve this feat. My daughter has won national and international honours for the country before also and I am proud of her…”

On this occasion, IRA coach Asif thanked Wushu Association of India and Wushu Association of J&K CEO Kuldeep Handu for their support and making this a reality.

“Thank you all so much, for recognizing true talent, it’s like a dream come true for a coach like me. We did it again despite many difficulties and hurdles. Still, there are many goals to achieve,” said Asif.

“Big Congratulations to Ayeera Chisti for winning a bronze medal in the 8th Junior Wushu World Championship. She made history by becoming the first female athlete from J&K to win a bronze medal at the Eighth Junior Wushu World Championship, which was held in Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia,” Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council tweeted.

Well-known female sportsperson of J&K Bilquis Mir congratulated Chishti, saying that this success is another chapter in the rise of female athletes in J&K.

“It is another example of women’s power and female athletes making J&K proud. We should all hail her achievement and support her in future,” said Mir, herself the first female water sports international player and coach from the Jammu and Kashmir.



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