(Asian News Hub) – A girl from south Kashmir who has represented J&K at mega-events in Taekwondo and baseball is also the first lady wrestler of Kashmir who has represented J&K at the national level.
Currently teaching martial arts to dozens of girls, Syed Rashida Simnani, 21, a resident of Drabgam village in Rajpora area of Pulwama district who is currently pursuing her graduation degree from Women’s College Srinagar has so far won many medals at national and international tournaments.
Simnani while talking with news agency—KNO, said that she was taking take part in competitions since childhood and got attached to it.
Without any coach and family support initially, Simnani was selected in wrestling in a school-level competition.
“While taking part in school and district level competitions she reached to the national level and become part of the national team in 2017,” she said.
“Twice I have represented J&K at the national level in baseball and in wrestling. I have won a bronze medal in wrestling,” she said, adding that during braid chopping incidents in Kashmir, she started a camp at a government school in her locality to teach women self-defence.
Simnani said later after getting training under an eight week certificate course in Health and fitness from National Sports Authority of India (NSAI) in Patiyala, she was selected to represent India at international Stage in Taekwondo where she got a silver medal.
After winning medals, her family started supporting her and based on my sports achievements, she was appointed as a fitness coach on contractual basis at Women’s College Srinagar, which she continued on a volunteer basis after contract expired.
Simnani said that with a growing crime there is a need to teach girls about self defence and other basics besides that there is a need to empower girls and give them freedom of choice so that they can face any challenge bravely and choose their future themselves.
In absence of any coach and infrastructure, she wasn’t able to pursue her dream as she wants to represent India at various level in wrestling.
“The government especially Sports Authority of India and local sports councils must reach to every athlete especially of rural areas so that their talent won’t go waste and they won’t go discouraged,” she said, adding that at present she is teaching dozens of girls wrestling and other sports in Srinagar as well as in her area.
Bangladesh beat India by 5 runs, take 2-0 unassailable lead
Bangladesh defeated India by five runs in the second ODI to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series here on Wednesday, news agency PTI reported.
Opting to bat, Mehidy Hasan Miraz (100 not out) slammed his maiden ODI century and forged a 148-run stand with Mahmudullah Riyadh (77) to lift Bangladesh to a challenging total after being reduced to 69 for six in 19 overs.
For India, Washington Sundar (3/37) was the most successful bowler, while Mohammed Siraj (2/73) and Umran Malik (2/58) also snapped two wickets each.
Chasing, Shreyas Iyer made 82 while Axar Patel scored a run-a-ball 56 but India fell short as they were restricted to 266 for nine in 50 overs. Skipper Rohit Sharma, who split his webbing while fielding, remained unbeaten on 51 off 28 balls.
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Sher-i-Kashmir bodybuilding championship concludes in Srinagar
The Sher-i-Kashmir Bodybuilding & Men’s Physique Championship 2022 concluded on Sunday at Multipurpose Indoor Sports Hall Polo Ground Srinagar.
The championship was organised by All J&K Fitness and Bodybuilders Association, affiliated with J&K Sports Association and Indian Fitness and Bodybuilders Federation.
The championship saw competition among various categories. Bilal Ahmad Rah won overall Senior bodybuilding championship, Uzair Ahmad won overall Youth bodybuilding championship, Hamid Qazi won overall Junior bodybuilding championship, Showkat Ahmad won overall Senior Men’s Physique championship, Sahil Tashok won overall Junior Men’s Physique championship. (Statement)
ICC announces revised playing conditions for England vs Pakistan final amid rain threat
After 44 matches in the qualifying and Super 12 rounds, the 2022 edition of the T20 World Cup has finally reached its business end with Pakistan set to take on England in the final at MCG on Sunday (November 13).
For the marquee game, however, the weather forecast isn’t quite encouraging. The final is likely to be marred by rain on both Sunday and the reserve day, which is Monday (November 14).
On the eve of the summit clash, the International Cricket Council (ICC) also announced a few changes to the playing conditions for the England versus Pakistan final.
Keeping the rain threat in mind, the apex body has increased the provision of additional playing time on reserve day to get a result.
“The Event Technical Committee (ETC) has increased the provision of additional playing time on the reserve day to four hours from the original provision of two hours (clause 13.7.3 of the Playing Conditions), in case more time is required to complete the match and get a result,” ICC said in an official release.
“It may be noted that ten overs per side are required to constitute a match in the knockout stage, and every effort will be taken to complete the match on the scheduled match day, with any necessary reduction of overs taking place,” stated the release.
“Only if the minimum number of overs necessary to constitute a match cannot be bowled on Sunday will the match go into the reserve day. Play on the reserve day will begin at 15h00 (9:30 AM IST) and would be a continuation of play from the scheduled match day,” it added.
In case, rain plays spoilsport and the Super Over cannot be completed, Pakistan and England will be declared joint winners. (Agency)
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