13-year-old Tajamul Islam, a resident of Bandipora district of Kashmir, has once again made India proud by winning the gold medal in the under-14 category of the World Kick Boxing Championship. The Young Champion achieved the feat by defeating Argentina’s Lalina in the final. The young kickboxer took to Twitter to express her feelings on winning the gold medal at the World Kick Boxing Championships for the second time.
Tajamul tweeted this success, “It was really a proud moment for me when i gold gold again in world kickboxing championship in cairo egypt 2021 now i am 2Times world kickboxing champion.”
J&K Lieutenant Governor congratulates Tajamul
On this victory, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha shared Tajamul’s photo and wrote, “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.”
Earlier in 2016, Tajamul Islam became the first Indian player to win gold in the sub-junior category at the age of nine.
Tajamul Islam’s story
Tajamul started kickboxing in 2014. The story of her coming to this game is also quite funny. Once she was passing near the stadium with her father. There some boys and girls were seen training. She told her father that she also wanted to try her hand at this game. Father was a driver. His financial condition was not good. He used to earn about 10 thousand rupees a month, but he allowed sports to fulfill his daughter’s dream. From here the journey of Tajamul started.
At the age of 8, beat a 13 year old player
Tajamul’s age was 8 years in 2015. Surprisingly, then she won the gold medal by defeating a 13-year-old opponent in a national level kickboxing match. Tajamul’s elder brother and two sisters also do kickboxing.