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Pakistan’s little Taekwondo star, an eight-year-old Ayesha Ayaz– who has recently participated in the 7th Fujairah Open International Taekwondo Championship in UAE– has been invited by prime minister house to meet Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Ayesha Ayaz, hailing from Swat won a bronze medal in the 27kg category. Ayaz is Pakistan’s youngest athlete to have competed at the G-1 event.
She dedicated her victory to Prime Minister Imran Khan. While speaking at an event to honor her success, she stated that now she looks forward to representing the country in the Olympic games and she dedicates her medal to Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The 7th Fujairah Open International Taekwondo Championship was held between February 1st to 3rd. Pakistan’s 21 players participated in the event. The Pakistan team won two gold medals, one silver medal, and two bronze medals.
“My next target is the Olympic games for which I am working hard and practicing daily under my father’s supervision. I also expect the government to assist me in preparing for the event.”
Her father Ayaz Naik, who is himself an international Taekwondo athlete, said that Ayesha has immense potential in her and if provided adequate support she can prove to be an international icon for the country.
“Winning bronze in the G-1 is not an easy job and her victory means she got tremendous talent and if it is polished on professional lines she will, no doubt, emerge an international star for Pakistan,” Ayaz said.
Special Assistant to Prime Minister Iftikhar Durrani stated that Ayesha Ayaz would soon be meeting PM Khan.
Prime Minister Office is pleased to invite the youngest athlete to meet Prime Minister Imran Khan. #PrimeMinisterImranKhan https://t.co/T9SpZdUu7T— Iftikhar Durrani (@DuraniIftikhar) February 11, 2019
Ayesha Ayaz was amongst the Pakistani athletes who won medals in the competition.
The 7th Fujairah Open International Taekwondo Championship was held between February 1st to 3rd. Pakistan’s 21 players participated in the event. The Pakistan team won two gold medals, one silver medal, and two bronze medals. A total of 1257 players from 40 countries participated in the championship which proved to be the biggest ever international taekwondo event held in the region.