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Srinagar 25 Sep : Farooq Ahmad Bhat, who is posted in J&K Police and represents J&K Dragon Boat Association, has achieved a significant milestone by earning a spot to represent India at the 19th Asian Games in 2023.

This prestigious event is taking place in Hangzhou, China, from September 23rd to October 8th, 2023. Farooq’s selection marks a historic moment, as he becomes the first representative from Jammu and Kashmir and the second from India, alongside Tom Joseph, to participate in this prestigious event.

Farooq has not only excelled as a sportsman, but also as a National Coach. His remarkable journey includes representing India at the 16th World Dragon Boat Championship held in Rayong Pataya, Thailand, where India achieved a historic feat by clinching four medals, including the coveted Gold medal and two Bronze medals.

He previously represented India at the 12th World Dragon Boat Championship in Kunming, China, in 2017 as an ITO (International Technical Official) and as a Coach at the 14th Dragon Boat World Championship in Rayong Pataya, Thailand, in 2019.