In the last five days, the eight-year-old, Tajamul Islam, won six games in the U-8 tournament.

 

An adorable Tajamul, who defeated rival from the USA to become the world champion, is the first-ever player to achieve that milestone from the fickle Kashmir Valley.

 

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A resident of Tarkpora village in Bandipora district, 65 km from Srinagar, she is a Grade two student of the Army Goodwill School.

 

Tajamul represented India in the U-9 Kickboxing Championship where a total of 90 countries competed.

 

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“She (Islam) has created history by winning a gold medal in the game at the age of eight,” said PDP leader Waheed Parra, who is also J&K State Sports Council secretary.

 

In 2015, the eight-year-old, who is coached by Master Fasil Ali, won the national recognition after bagging the gold medal in sub-junior category National Kickboxing Championship in New Delhi.

 

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She has three siblings - two sisters and a brother - who also have been practising kickboxing. Appreciating the talent, State Education Minister Nayeem Akhtar said, “It's a proud moment”.