Afreen Hyder: Kicking Her Way To Success

There is something about Afreen Hyder that tells she belongs to a different league. Supremely fit, strongly confident and equally talented, Afreen looks like a girl on a mission: to create a niche for herself in the world of Taekwondo.

Her career might be into its infancy, she has already shown glimpse what she can achieve in the ring. A bundle of international and national medals in her kitty, Afreen looks all set to make it big, for she has all the requisite ingredients to achieve success. Natural talent, hardworking and will to succeed are few hallmarks of Afreen’s journey to the top.

Afreen has defied adversities-amateurism, social pressures and lack of support from government- to set herself on a professional path, having already four international and eighteen national medals to her name.

She isn’t done yet, though. Her real journey, she says, starts now as former DPS Srinagar student (2018 Passout)

aims to enter into World rankings.

“I am working hard to achieve bigger things in Taekwondo. I am eyeing entry into World rankings by the end of year and if all goes well, I aim to participate in the Olympics in the future,” Afreen told Kashmir Observer.

A resident of Hamdania Colony Bemina, Afreen fell in love with martial arts at an early age. Love and passion for the sport changed into something substantial when she met ace coach At