Kashmir girl Sadia Tariq won the gold at Moscow Wushu Stars Championship in the Russian capital, bringing laurels to India from the premier event.

India’s Sadia Tariq won the gold medal in Moscow Wushu Stars Championship (Photo Courtesy: Twitter)

India’s Sadia Tariq came up with a brilliant performance to win the gold medal in the Moscow Wushu Stars Championship which is being held in the Russian capital from February 22 to 28.

Sadia Tariq, who hails from Srinagar, is a two times gold medalist in the Junior National Wushu championship. Sadia won the gold medal in Wushu Championship at Moscow by defeating a local favourite at the event which is the approved event in the Annual Calendar Training and Competition of the Sports Authority of India.

The Junior and Senior India team is participating in the championship. Sadia is from Srinagar and recently secured a Gold medal in the 20th Junior National Wushu Championship at Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar, in which Jammu and Kashmir Wushu team remained overall 3rd in the Medal tally.

Earlier in the day, former Sports Minister and Athens Olympics medalist Rajyavardhan Rathore took to social media and laud the gold-winning effort from Sadia.

Sadia is the daughter of India Today cameraman from Srinagar, Tariq Lone. A beaming father Lone who is in New Delhi said it is not just her medal but his as well.

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