Amandeep Singh: The First Sikh Wushu Player From Gujarat
“Har Maidan Fateh” – Amandeep’s father’s words
Every Achievement Starts With A Will To Try
There are many stars in our nation who are waiting to burst into the mainstream limelight, and one such star is Amandeep Singh, the first wushu player from Gujarat to grab a medal in Federation Cup Wushu Championship. With the belief that a change has come in the sports set-up of the country, Amandeep dreams to represent Indian in the Olympics.
Being from a family of renowned athletes, Amandeep was never pressurized by his parents to be an athlete as his father believed, “It should come from inside and not forced in”.Hegrew up hearing the experiences of his father and grandfather in Army sports. This genetical boost inspired and encouraged him to continue the family tradition of being an athlete.
The Beginning Is Most Important Part Of Great Achievements
As a kid interested in sports, Amandeep enrolled himself in Wrestling and Judo at school and played district and state-level competitions. As well quoted ‘Destiny is no matter of chance, it’s a matter of choice’, Amandeep also made a choice of participationg in Boxing and enrolled himself for the same. When he went to the boxing arena, he was not allowed to play as AIBA (All India Boxing Association) announced the new guidelines that the players need to be cleaned shaved. But being from a Sikh family, he could not shave his beard as it’s their pride and identity given by their Gurus. Hearing this, Amandeep went to the school sports coach who introduced him to Wushu as there was no such restrictions in that sport. As Wushu is a combination of Wrestling, Judo, Boxing, and Kickboxing he thought of giving it a try and started coaching under his school coach.
It Only Takes One Person to Change Your Life: You
As his father always motivated him to excel in sports and studies, he completed Post Graduation Diploma in Industrial Security (Police University) and is currently pursuing Bachelor in Physical Education (Nagpur University) along with his Wushu training.
Amandeep also started preparing himself physically to get adapted to Wushu. Wushu required flexibility, endurance, coordination, and agility and Amandeep started working towards it. He transformed himself by rigorous training and nutritious meal and lost his weight. He does fitness and endurance training in morning for 2.5 hours. In evening for 2.5-3 hours, he does skill training with his coach, Mr Pandey. On alternate days, he goes for gym strength training at Samurai Fitness.
The Moon Shining Among The Stars
Amandeep’s medal tally started in 2012 when he grabbed the gold medal in under-19 District Wushu Championship held at Khokhra Sports Complex, Ahmedabad. After that, Amandeep never looked back and kept achieving different milestones. In 2015 he won the bronze medal in International Wushu Championship (Georgia). He also grabbed the silver medal in First Student Olympics ( Aurangabad) and bronze medal in Fedration Cup of India Wushu Championship(Hyderabad).
Miles To Go
Amandeep is interested in joining the State Police force and educating everyone in Wushu and Sports activities. He has many long-term goals, few of which are to represent India in major international tournaments like Asian Games, Asian Championship, Olympics, and Commonwealth Games. Also, he wants to start a sports academy in Gujarat for all deserving athletes with the best facilities including infrastructure, scientific equipment, qualified coaches, sports team of physiotherapist, psychologist, sports nutritionists, special sports trainers, and so on.