Nine-year-old Pakistani girl wins gold in Dubai Taekwondo championship
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s youngest female athlete in Taekwondo has won a gold medal in 34kg category at the 8th Fujairah Open Taekwondo Championship in Dubai.
Ayesha Ayaz beat players of Dubai, Kyrgyzstan and England to achieve this feat.
The nine-year-old student of Class IV, from Swat district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, started practising the sport at the age of three.
She has already managed to earn honors of being a five-time district champion, two-time provincial champion and three-time national champion.
Ayaz Naik, father of Ayesha, is also a Taekwondo athlete and runs his own academy in Swat.
Other Pakistani players bagged six medals, including bronze and silver, at the 8th Fujairah Open Taekwondo Championship in Dubai.