Abrar scripts history, wins first ever National athletics Gold Medal for J&K

Abrar Choundhary being welcomed after returning from New Delhi on Friday. GJ Photo

PANKAJ KHAJURIA
Jammu: Jammu Boy Abrar Choudhary, 18 years old scripted history by winning first ever athletics gold medal in National Open Championship held recently in New Delhi. He has become first athlete from Jammu and Kashmir to attain this feat.
Resident of Sainik Colony Chowadi Dera Mohalla, Abrar Choudhary Son of Mohd Haneif and Naseem Bibi clocked 48.56 seconds to clinch the gold medal in boys’ under-20 National Open 400m Championships final at New Delhi.
While talking to Greater Jammu Virtual, Abrar said, “With the continuous support from my parents and coaches, I have been able to clinch gold.” On the direction and guidance of his coach Ramesh Sharma, Abrar have shifted to Rohtak (Haryana) for synthetic track practices and have been training there for the last 10 months, he said and added that it was the game changer decision for him.
“In the semi-final, I got second position and was little bit conscious but my coach asked me to stay positive and relaxed for final and rest is the history,” he said.
Abrar Choudhary said that now he is focusing for the upcoming National and International events as he is fully confident that he will be able to get the Gold medal in Olympics for the nation.
Abrar requested J&K Government to upgrade the sports infrastructure in the UT.
Here we have a huge potential of sports and the youth can excel in sports. They have the potential to script a history and bringing laurels to J&K and the nation after getting proper guidance, facilities and infrastructure, Abrar concluded.
Abrar’s coach Ramesh Sharma said that his disciple and punctuality has been the key to success. Abrar Choudhary received a warm welcome at Railway Station Jammu Tawi after coming back from New Delhi.
Mohd Hanief and brother Mohd Omar said they are very happy to see Abrar with gold medal and it is all due to the guidance of his coaches. Sarpanch Chowadi Arshad Bibi said, “It is matter of pride for J&K and his success will encourage youth to further dive in sports field.”

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