New Delhi: 17-year-old Delhi government school student, Ayesha has bagged two gold and one silver medal at the Asian Continental Rope Skipping Championship 2019 held at Nonthaburi Thailand on July 20 and 21.
As many as nine countries such as India, Pakistan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Philippines, Korea, and Thailand took part in the championship.
Daughter of a tailor living in northeast Delhi, Ayesha has been pursuing the sport ever since she was in Class VII. She broke the national record in Class VIII, skipping 92 times in 30 seconds. The previous record was 89. Her highest score was of 95 in 30 seconds, when she went for the nationals in Maharashtra.
Rope skipping is a well-recognised sport in many Asian countries, and Ayesha wants to make a career out of the sport.She wants to become like her coach. She said: “I want to become like my sir (the coach), but I don’t know how to do it. I have seen that Delhi University does not recognise this sport, so I don’t know.”
Ayesha said she felt immensely proud when she was called “the best skipper in India”.
She is currently studying humanities in Class XI in Delhi University.