Nine years old young star, when at this age most children spend their time on smart gadgets, Ayesha Ayaz has stepped up internationally as Pakistan’s youngest Taekwondo practitioner.
Ayesha Ayaz hails from the Swat Valley. Swat valley is too beautiful like Heaven on Earth Hunza Valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
Like Malala, who has become a global symbol of women’s education, Ayesha Ayaz is also fond of becoming a sports icon in the Swat Valley. Ayesha Ayaz is a third-grade student at Best Schooling Academy in Swat and is fond of sports. Young stars like Ayesha are an important asset of Pakistan.
The young star of Pakistan Ayesha Ayaz became the first youngest player to win a bronze medal for her country at the seventh edition of the Fujairah Taekwondo Open Championship in the United Arab Emirates.
While Introduce to martial arts at the age of three, Ayesha Ayaz won several districts, provincial and international medals.
Ayesha Ayaz has two brothers’ Zaryab and Zeb khan. They are also Taekwondo practitioners. Zaryab is 7 years old while Zeb is 5 years old.
While talking to Gulf News, she said: “I love Taekwondo and my goal is to get the Olympic Gold Medal for Pakistan.”
The nine-year-old girl dedicated her first international win to Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan and wants to show her medal.
Is Prime Minister Of Pakistan fulfill our young star wish to meet her personally and appreciate our youngest Taekwondo Champ?
Pakistan had two gold, one silver and two bronze medals in the championship. Pakistan also have a martial arts queen Shahida Abbasi won a gold medal in the 42 kg women’s karate category.
Talking to Gulf News, Pakistan Taekwondo Federation (PTF) President Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Wasim Ahmed said that the young star is very dedicated. He added the little girl showed great effort and perfection at this age.
Besides Taekwondo’s other young players, Ahmad said, “Ayesha is the youngest Pakistani to win a medal in international competition, and we cannot be more proud of her accomplishments.”
Mohammed Ayaz, Ayesha’s father who is also a Taekwondo practitioner, said she entered the sport after watching the training. She practiced with her brothers.
“Appreciation and respect motivate my daughter not only to improve her performance but also to inspire young Pakistani girls”, said Ayesha’s father.
In the conservative part of northwest Pakistan, where girls’ education is still a challenge, Ayesha’s father is determined to help her daughter to realize her Olympic dreams. While talking to Gulf News he said, “Now I want my daughter Aisha to participate in the Olympics and raise Pakistan’s flag at the World event.”
Her dedication to the sport is remarkable at this young age, but without the recognition and assistance of the government, the young competitors are in danger of disappointment.
“It’s really hard to play without a player,” said Ayesha’s father, expressing regret over the fact that her win so far has been neglected by sports boards and officials.
Pakistan has great potential when it comes to empowering youth. The impact on girls is especially important because it helps break down gender stereotypes, thus improving girls’ confidence.
The president of taekwondo, Ahmad, says the government’s assistance with the sports-based investment will enable young people to lead healthy and productive lives although PTF has encouraged all the players of the country.