BUDGAM: Sairhan-ul-Islam young talent from Central Kashmir’s Budgam district won gold medal in Sub-Junior category of Asian Karate Championship held at Talkatora Indoor stadium New Delhi.
Sairhan the class third student represented India in the championship.
“I am very happy with my performance. I had been practicing very hard for last one year, it was difficult, but I still won the fight,” a delighted Sairhan said.
“Sairhan faced a lot of hurdles to reach so far, due to lack of facilities in the state,” said Faizan Illahi. Illahi said his son was a dedicated player and practices for an hour’s.
Residents of Sairhan’s native village Chewdara also expressed happiness over his achievement.