Meet Five Times State Gold Medalist and National Athlete Sobia Altaf

Srinagar Feb 8 (KT): Sobia Altaf a Student of class 12 standard hailing from Nawakadal downtown Srinagar, She is just 19 years old and has started her Sport’s journey at the age of ten.

She is a National Athlete and 5 times state Gold Medalists in J&K, and has also won medals in Gymnastics too ,

She had also played through (SGFI) School Games Federation of India in Kargil for trials and she has been selected in National Level in MP indore. Besides all this, she is good in Handflips, Streching

While talking to Kashmir Today___ she said that ‘‘The thing that I love in sports is displine. Our brain dumps everything, once you are in the game.’’

During turmoil it was very difficult for me to go outside for classes , but i always make it a point not to miss my ‘‘Karate Classes’’ and “Gymnastics classes”.

She further said that there is no monitoring support from the State Sport Council for the players. However, she gives the credit to her coach,” Dr. Ghulam Mustafa Mir who is associated with the sport for the last 35 years.

She said I am equally proud of my father, who despite Odds and Societal Pressure provided all possible facilities and supported me always, Besides my father the whole family has being very supportive throughout my journey, It wouldn’t have been possible for her to win these awards without his guidance. ” Winning or losing” is a part of this sport, but giving moral support to a player pushes for success.

I want to be more bright in (Karate) field, as its my dream to become a future star of J&K , My family is superbly supporting me , i want to be the first female coach of J&K and the best player too , she added (KT)