Bengaluru: In an unprecedented move, a girl from Kolar has bagged gold medal in Karate despite suffering from kidney stone problem.
Rumana Kausar, a student of SV Paramedical in Srinivaspura in Kolar, brought laurels to the nation by winning the medal in the International Karate Championship held recently in Malaysia.
While Rumana's father Rashid Ahmed is an autorickshaw driver, her mother Shabana is a housewife. Despite all the odds, the couple tried to provided every facility to Rumana to get good education and karate training.
It was Rumana's uncle Althaf Pasha, who supported her in achieving this height. Kausar has been known internationally as a result of the training given by Althaf Pasha. Behind this success, there is a tough training and hard work that she has had from a very young age behind.
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Ranchi, Oct 18: Having lost nine successive tosses in Asia, an exasperated South Africa captain Faf du Plessis won't mind sending "someone else" in his place for the toss of the coin in the third and final Test against India, beginning here Saturday.
South Africa have struggled in Indian conditions and not winning the toss in the first two Tests has only made things tougher for them. Opting to bat in Visakhapatnam and Pune, India put up 500-plus totals to virtually bat the visitors out of the game.
"We really want to make sure that we compete with this team in their own conditions. We have done it in stages in the first Test. So, hoping that we can start with the toss tomorrow.
"Probably we will change... send someone else to the toss tomorrow. I can give you that... because my records so far has not been great," said du Plessis, in a lighter vein, on the eve of the game.
Du Plesiss said "anything is possible" if his side get to bat first.
"If you put big runs in the first innings, that's where it need to stop. Then anything from there is possible. Hopefully that will unfold in the next couple of days and hopefully we can put some runs on.
"The pitch looks a little bit drier and crustier so first innings runs will be vital and then anything from there is possible in the second innings," the South African skipper added.