Kulgam: Kamran Amin hailing from Khudwani area of southern Kashmir’s Kulgam district is an open international gold medalist in Taekwondo. Kamran hails from southern Kashmir which is nowadays well known as hot bed of Militancy in Valley. As Kamran has done his schooling from Sir Syed Memorial School, and then he pursued his HSE from Government Higher Secondary School in Kulgam district. Before proving his mettle in Taekwondo, Kamran was associated with Cricket but after learning some basics of Taekwondo he started to develop an interest in this game and by this way he divorced playing Cricket. Taekwondo came into the life of Kamran during an event on Martial Arts held in his school in which he participated along with some other batch mates to compete into the game. That event brought him close to the Taekwondo and after that he started to develop an interest into the same field.
In the year 2017, Kamran visited a sports academy where he started his training with AaqibMajeed, a prominent name in the field of martial arts as well. Kamran has participated in a number of Martial Arts tournaments held at District,State,National and International levels. In the same year of 2017, Kamran participated in first ever district championship held at Anantnagwhere he won a bronze medal in the event. Then afterwards he won two Bronze medals in an event held in Jammu region. Kamran has won a Silver Medal at a Taekwondo event held in Haryana whereas he has won two Gold Medals in an another Taekwondo event inGaziabad andDehli respectively. In 2018, he secureda Gold medal in an open Taekwondo International championship held in Amritsar where participants were registered from Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Korea, etc.
Kamran is nowadays working as state and anational referee whereas, presently he has joined hands with his coach and mentor AqibMajeed with whom he is working in the capacity of a trainer at Kulgam Club, under the patronage of AaqibMajeed. He is training the young lot of Kashmir to prove their mettle in their various fields of sports.While talking to Kashmir Glacier, Kamran Amin said that, “Mycoach AaqibMajeedtrained me and gave me a chance to do something for my district and my state as well. By winning the Gold medal in open International championship at Amritsar I did my part.”
He said that when he won a Gold medal during an event in Amritsar he called his family to spread the good news but at that time his family found it hard to believe and then it was Aqib sir who conveyed the good news to his family after which they believed him.He further added, “My parents supported me every time in all my ups and downs they remained steadfast and never lost their expectations on me.” Adding Kamran recalled first days of his game when he was afraid of losing among the other competitors but in all that his hopes remained high with a great motivation and zeal towards the Taekwondo. Kamran proudly said that, “Now I am the firstGold medalist player from my district.”
Nevertheless Kamran further told Kashmir Glacier, “I owe a lot to mycoach AaqibMajeedwho extended his support to me during the tough tenure of my life as he did a lot of things for me even though I still remember he paid rent for our training facility out of his own pocket,” adding to that Kamran Amin said that AaqibMajeed has done more than the government for shaping up the career of many youth in Valley. He has not left the talent of our youth in astray as he is continuously shaping up the skills of many young lots of Valley.