Excelsior Sports Correspondent
JAMMU, Jan 8: Tariq Hussain has brought laurels for the state of Jammu and Kashmir by winning Gold medal in the individual foil events and defeated opponents from the states of Punjab, Kerala, Chattisgarh and host Telangana in the 62nd All India National School Games being held at Telangana.
In the first match, Tariq defeated Vidya Bharti convincingly in the foil event with the score read as 10-5 while he outplayed his opponent from Punjab in the second match with the score 10-4.
It was a cake-walk for Tariq in the third game against Telangana and became victorious with the score 10-6.
Tariq also mauled his Kerala opponent with the score read as 10-7. However, a nail-biting finish was witnessed against Chattisgarh but Tariq emerged victorious with the score read as 10-9.
The son of a farmer and student of Ranbir Higher Secondary School Jammu, Tariq had been doing regular practice at Maulana Azad Stadium Jammu under the guidance of Rachna Jamwal, coach J&K State Sports Council.