Ground Report | New Delhi: Gold in World Kickboxing Championship; Tajamul Islam, hailing from the remote village of Jammu and Kashmir known as Tarkpora in the Bandipora district has won this year’s World Kickboxing Championship in Cairo, Egypt this year and has bagged the Gold medal for the 2nd time. She last won the title in 2016.
Young Tajamul has been practicing as a kickboxer since the age of 6 in her state against all odds. She was just Eight-year of age when the young girl from Kashmir gained immense popularity for winning the ace title in the World Kickboxing Championship in Italy. She emerged as the first-ever Sub Junior category Indian player to clinch a gold medal at the International level kickboxing championship.
Her talent in kickboxing was spotted by the Army Goodwill School in the home district of Tarkpora. Although there was no proper infrastructure or any sports complex in the district in which she can acquire professional skills in the game. Coach Faisal Dar used to train Tajamul in chilling open fields with options of makeshift apparatus.
The boxer says that it is a proud moment to win Gold in World Kickboxing Championship for the second time. She took to Twitter to share her win with the world and wrote, “It was a proud moment for me when I got gold in the World Kickboxing Championship in Cairo, Egypt 2021 now I am 2 Times world kickboxing champion”.
Following the victory, Lt. Governor of Jammu & Kashmir, Manoj Sinha, congratulated the young champion for her success and wished her the best for her future endeavors. He wrote in a tweet, “Many congratulations to Tajamul Islam of Bandipora for scripting history in Cairo Egypt by winning the Gold medal at the World Kickboxing Championship 2021. Our young kickboxing champion has done exceptionally well over the years.”
The young inspiring girl from the most distracted land of India not only triumphed over the whole nation but showed her determination to fight many odds on the way to becoming kickboxing champion.
Tajamul’s family is not self-sustained enough to carry forward the daughter’s passion in form of sports. Her father works as a driver under contract with a private construction agency and earns a merge of 15k per month to support Tajamul, her mother, and four other siblings.
Tajimul has already started to make a positive impact in her state. She runs her own sports academy in Bandipora, in Jammu and Kashmir, where she trains hundreds of young girls to compete in kickboxing. Her achievements include the winning of numerous medals at the district, state, national and international level kickboxing competitions in the sub-junior category.
Her aspirations are high as she dreams big in life and is working hard towards achieving the feats. Her next target is representing India in the Olympics and winning gold in the under-18 category. The young champion has also expressed her desire to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sports Minister Anurag Thakur in an Instagram video ahead of her Egypt campaign.