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Bilquis Mir Makes History as First Indian Woman on Olympic Jury

Woman on Olympic Jury
Woman on Olympic Jury

Bilquis Mir, a pioneering canoeist from Jammu and Kashmir, is set to etch her name in history as the first Indian woman to serve on the jury at the upcoming Summer Olympics in Paris. This prestigious appointment was officially conveyed by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to the Jammu and Kashmir administration.

Mir's journey to the Olympic Jury exemplifies her unwavering passion for canoeing and her ability to defy limitations.  Her love for the sport began on the picturesque Dal Lake in 1998, where she honed her skills as a canoeist. She eventually rose to represent India at the international level, a remarkable feat for a Kashmiri woman pursuing a sport like canoeing. Despite the challenges, Mir persevered and discovered her true calling in the world of paddles and waterways.

Bilquis Mir's impact extends beyond her historic jury role.  She has served as the coach of India's women's canoeing team, who will be competing in Paris.  Additionally, she lent her expertise as a jury member at the 2023 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, further solidifying her well-rounded experience in sports administration.

Bilquis Mir's story is an inspiration, not just for aspiring athletes, but for anyone who dares to dream big and break barriers

Published date : 08 Apr 2024 09:16PM

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