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Danish Manzoor

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Danish Manzoor
Personal information
BornSeptember 11, 1998
Gulshan Abad, Baramulla
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight58 kg (128 lb; 9 st 2 lb)
ClubAtul International Taekwondo Academy
Coached byAtul Pangotra

Danish Manzoor is an Indian [1] Taekwondo [2] team athlete, who hails from District Baramulla J&K, India. He has represented team India in World Taekwondo [3] Octagon Diamond G4 Olympic [4][5] Ranking event held at Gangwon, South Korea in August, 2023. In 2022, Danish has been appointed as Fit India Ambassador.


Danish started his sports career in 2010 at the age of 13, when he won a bronze medal at Indore Stadium Srinagar in the Inter-District Taekwondo championship.[1][2][3] He was firstly practicing Taekwondo in Baramulla Taekwondo Academy at Rangwara under his first coach Ashfaq Ahmad Wani.[4] In 2011, he won gold in state-level tournament. In 2013, he participated in 33rd Junior National Taekwondo (Kyorugi & Poomsae) Championship which was held from October 18 to 20, 2013 at Sports Complex, Puducherry.[5] In 2015, he participated in National-level taekwondo tournament in Cuttack, Odisha, where he reached the quarter finals. In 2016, he played another 54-Kg weight category National-level tournament held from 17th to 21st May 2016 in Mahaveer (Rajasthan),[6][7] where he got silver medal which made him eligible for Asian Championship and Asian Indoor Games trial. [2][8][9][10] In 2018, he joined Atul International Taekwondo Academy and is playing in all tournaments under the coach Atul Pangotra.[7]

He was also among the top players at the "International Olympic Ranking G1 Championship", which was held from 11th to 16th June 2019 at the Vijay Kotla Reddy Bhaskar Stadium in Hyderabad.[1][11]

In April 2021, Danish was awarded the ‘Best Male Athlete’ of the tournament at the Tokey Memorial Open Taekwondo Championship (Kyorugi and Poomsae), where he represented J&K and won a silver medal in the tournament, held in Ropar, Punjab. [12]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Altaf, Nadiya (10 June 2020). "Kashmiri youngster striving to fulfill Olympic dream". Kashmir Monitor. Retrieved 23 July 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "After shining on National level, Taekwondo player from J-K aims for Olympics". ANI. 14 September 2020. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  3. Mohidin, Rifat (6 January 2016). "Valley youngster struggles to fulfil Olympic dream". The Tribune (Chandigarh). Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  4. Mir, Shakir (1 March 2016). "For Its Love". Kashmir Life. Retrieved 23 July 2021.
  5. "State Taekwondo team leaves for Jr Nationals". Daily Excelsior. 15 October 2013. Retrieved 25 July 2021.
  6. "State Taekwondo team wins 15 medals in National Championship". State Times (Daily Newspaper). 23 May 2016. Retrieved 23 July 2021.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Meet Danish Manzoor: An International Taekwondo Player From Baramulla". Kashmir Scroll. 6 July 2021. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  8. "TEAKWONDO TEAM EXCELS IN NATIONALS". Kashmir Times. 23 May 2016. Retrieved 22 July 2021.
  9. "Kashmir taekwondo player dreams to represent nation in Olympics". India Blooms. 15 September 2020. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  10. "Taekwondo player from J-K aims for Olympics". Nepal National. 14 September 2020. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  11. "Dr Farooq Abdullah flagged off Taekwondo team". JK Sports Time. 4 June 2019. Retrieved 24 July 2021.
  12. "Danish awarded Best Athlete of Taekwondo C'ship". Daily Excelsior (Daily Newspaper). 16 April 2021. Retrieved 22 July 2021.

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