Tanveer to participate in Hong Kong rope skipping championship

Srinagar, Nov 9: Rope skipping player, Tanveer Hussain Parra, bagged two bronze medals in the recently concluded 9th National Rope Skipping championship held at Bokaro Jharkhand and has been selec...

Srinagar, Nov 9: Rope skipping player, Tanveer Hussain Parra, bagged two bronze medals in the recently concluded 9th National Rope Skipping championship held at Bokaro Jharkhand and has been selected for the Hong Kong championship to be held early next year
 Tanveer has been selected for the international event at Hongkok in February next year. "I was selected for my consistent performance during the year in spite of winning two bronze medals," he said. "Even the gold medallists have been dropped."
 The teenager, who was the only competitor from the valley, returned on Friday after taking part in the championship organized by the Jump Rope Federation of India held at Bokaro Jharkhand from November 1-4.
 His first medal came in the double under 30-seconds event and second in 30-seconds jogging style. He could not participate in his favourite event three-minute jogging style because it was relay event. "Each competitor is allowed to compete in four events and out of those only two are individual events," he said. "I bagged gold in my previous national event which was an individual event but it was a team event this time. I think this robbed me of a gold."
 In June this year, Tanveer won two gold, one silver and one bronze medal for the state in the national championship at Amritsar Punjab. 
 He won the gold in his favourite event three minutes jogging style, silver in 30 seconds speed event and two bronze in double under and single bounce events respectively. He was adjudged best player of the tournament.
 In Amritsar too, he was the only participant from the valley but the organisers had allowed him to take part in four individual events. "I pleaded my case before them and they allowed me to take part in four events and I was able to win two golds," he said.
 He said that J&K Rope Skipping Association was facing acute shortage of funds hampering the progress of the sport. "I could participate only after sponsorship from some individuals on both the occasions," he said.
 Tanveer practiced rope skipping in 2002 and has won numerous medals since then.
 "Despite a lone participant, I was not deterred from giving my best performance," he said. "Winning the gold was the best moments of my life."
Tanveer is also rated high in athletics and cycling events. He has won a number of cross-country races. He participated in one cycling and cycle polo national championship.
 After the sudden death of his father, Tanveer could not participate in some important events. The sportsman is sharing the burden of his responsibilities by working as salesman amid his normal practicing. "It was my dream to participate in national athletics championship," he said. "When I was about to leave my father passed away and I had to return home from Jammu."
Tanveer dedicates his success to his family, friends and well-wishers and hopes some day he would get a decent job to repay the debt of the support his family gave him.

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