Rohit Jangid - A rising name in the game of Wushu
New Delhi : Wushu is an ancient form of Chinese martial art which is also referred to a kungfu. Though the sport of extremely popular internationally, many Indian players like Rohit Jangid have made it to the top by excelling in it. This Wushu champion from Jaipur, Rajasthan recently knocked off his Pakistani opponent in a bout which won him wide appreciation for his combatting skills. The Indian Wushu team has also applauded him for this stupendous achievement, which has impressed the entire sports fraternity. Rohit is extremely happy that his decision to pursue this sports was right as he was never supported by his folks back home from the beginning when he started training when he was in class 9. They wanted him to pursue further studies and get hold of a secured government job instead of getting injured in serious bouts, fighting opponents in the ring, which the sport demanded. On this situation, Rohit says, "though there was no support from my family during the initial phase of my sports career, steadily they started gaining confidence in me as I began winning medals and awards. Today, they stand as my biggest support system, and are proud of my achievements."
Having won numerous international championships, he doesn't have enough words to thank his mentor Rajesh Taylor, who has been the only reason he has reached this stage from where he is recognized widely. He has won the Wushu medal for India four times at the international level, which even got him a job in the Rajasthan police four years back from the sports quota. He says that he is now looking at winning the gold medal in the Asian championship. In the past he has won the bronze medal in 12th Wushu International Championship held in Hong Kong, bronze medal in 9th World International Championship Georgia, and bronze medal in International Wushu Cup Nepal. He has even trained for 6 months in one of the biggest training academy in Phuket, Thailand. More recently he won the best player award from Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, followed by the Veer Teja Award and also the Rising Star Award at the hands of Vasundhara Raje and Governor Kalraj Mishra.