The Wushu Stars championship is an international sports championship. The International Wushu Federation (IWUF) hosted the championship. The championship is hosted for the sports of wushu taolu and sanda (sanshou).

India’s Sadia Tariq won the gold medal in the Moscow wushu stars championship. Championship held in the Russian capital from February 22 to 28.

Sadia Tariq is also the two times gold medalist in the Junior National Wushu championships, for the last two years. She had recently earned gold medals in the 19th and 20th junior National Championship which was held in Haryana and Jalandhar.
She is a 15-year-old girl from Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. She won the gold medal in the Wushu Championship in Moscow by defeating a local favourite at the event, which is the approved event in the Annual Calendar Training and Competition of the Sports Authority of India.

There are 38 players from India who participated in the Wushu stars championship. Among 38 players, 23 players were juniors and 15 players were seniors.

Appreciation from all quarters

Following her victory, many including Prime Minister Narendra Modi came forward to congratulate her on the win. Lauding Tariq for her achievement, PM Modi said that the young athlete’s feat will now inspire many. ‘Congratulations to Sadia Tariq on winning the Gold medal at the Moscow Wushu Stars Championship. Her success will inspire many budding athletes. Wishing her the very best for her future endeavours,’ PM Modi tweeted.

Minister of Law and Justice of India and former Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju also congratulated the youngster on the win. ‘Congratulations to Sadia Tariq for the wonderful performance and winning the Gold medal at the Moscow Wushu Stars Championship and making India proud!’ he said.