12-Jun-2024
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Zabir Ansari’s Triumph: A Karate Prodigy Defying Odds 

Zabir Ansari’s journey from a remote, naxal-affected village in Bihar to winning a gold medal at the prestigious Mayor Cup 2024 in Nepal is nothing short of inspiring. Hailing from Tumbapahar village in Jamui district, Zabir’s passion for action movies ignited his love for martial arts. Despite initial reservations from his family, his parents recognized his talent and supported his pursuit of Karate. 

Overcoming Challenges with Determination 

Zabir’s path to success was not without obstacles. Before the Mayor Cup 2024, he faced financial constraints that threatened his participation. However, a social media campaign initiated by Pasmanda leader Dr. Faiyaz Ahmad Fyzie garnered support from Indians, enabling Zabir to compete. His unwavering dedication, nurtured by his coach Rahul Kumar’s rigorous training regimen of 6 to 8 hours daily, proved instrumental in his victory. 

A Legacy of Excellence and Inspiration 

Zabir’s achievements extend beyond the Mayor Cup 2024. He has represented India five times in international competitions, winning medals in Sri Lanka, Thailand, China, Turkey, and Egypt. His accolades include six consecutive gold medals in state-level championships, a silver medal in the 2017 South Asian Karate Competition, and a bronze medal in the 2022 All India Inter-University Karate Championship. 

Zabir’s success has been recognized by the state government through sports awards in 2018, 2021, and 2022. His journey has not only brought pride to his alma mater, Patna University, but also serves as an inspiration to aspiring athletes from underprivileged backgrounds. 

As Zabir continues to pursue his post-graduate degree in Urdu at Patna University, he remains grateful for the support and guidance he has received. His unwavering determination, coupled with the encouragement from his family, coach, and institution, has propelled him to heights that seemed unimaginable. Zabir Ansari’s triumph is a testament to the power of perseverance and the ability to overcome adversity through sheer passion and hard work. 

For detailed story, please visit: Awaz the voice

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