Pampore cousins shine in 2nd World Mix Boxing Championship, win gold

Happy to have represented our country, say Ansheera and Zehran

PAMPORE: Two cousins from Konibal Pampore area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district have brought laurels to the UT and the country by winning gold medals in the 2nd World Mix Boxing Championship which was held at SK Indoor Stadium Srinagar.
Ansheera Mushtaq and her cousin Zehran Ashiq, the residents of Konibal, Pampore won two gold medals and appreciation certificates in the championship organized by the Indian Mix Boxing Federation, an affiliate of the World Mix Boxing Federation.
The championship was held from May 5 to 7, in which hundreds of students participated.
The duo thanked their parents and coach Sajad Ahmad for supporting them. They also expressed gratitude to the BOMIS Pampore management. Both are students of Birla Open Minds International School Pampore.
Ansheera Mushtaq of the 9th class and Zehran Ashiq of the 7th class showed outstanding performance during the championship and won two gold medals.
The father of Zehran Ashiq Ahmad Khanday told Kashmir Reader that the cousins have participated in different state and national-level championships.
“Ansheera has won 3 gold medals, 2 Silver and 9 Bronze medals while Zehran has won 3 gold medals, six silver medals and 3 bronze medals,” he said.
Earlier, Ansheera and Zehran won 3 gold medals, 2 bronze medals and a silver medal in the 9th Ice Stock Spot Championship which was held at Gulmarg in February this year. The championship was organized by J&K Ice Stock Association under the auspices of the Ice Stock Association of India.
Ansheera said she wishes to bring laurels for her country. “I was supported by my family, my coach Sajad sir and my school management,” she said and urged others to take part in sports.
“You can maintain your health and win certificates that can help you in the long run,” Ansheera said, adding that she wants to participate in the international competitions which are held in different countries for which she is working very hard.
Talking to Kashmir Reader, Zehran Ashiq said that he is happy after winning the gold medal. “I competed with players from Nepal and Sri Lanka,” he said.
Zehran appealed to LG Manoj Sinha and DC Pulwama to support him and his cousin in their future endeavours.
The parents of Ansheera and Zehran said they feel proud of their kids. “We provide them all facilities so that they can pursue their dreams,” they said, adding that they are hopeful that their kids will bring more laurels for their country.


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