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Meet Adil Manzoor; An Intl Ice Stock, Martial Art player from Kupwara

Peerzada Mumin

Srinagar: Adil Manzoor Shah, a 23-year-old hailing from Halmatpora village of Kupwara is an International player of Ice Stock. Being good at many other sports too like Rugby, Punchak slot Aadil has chosen Ice stock as his Carrier.

Aadil represented the country in international competition in Australia in 2018 and got 10th rank. He has played 07 national, 07 state and dozens of district competitions. Noting his good skills and talent Aadil headed an Ice Stock team for Khelo India 2021 event at Gulmarg , a Central Govt Initiative to boost the moral of highly talented but unprivileged players across India.

Aadil is presently pursuing his Masters from Kashmir University, had previously done his Bachelor’s degree from GDC Kupwara, Aadil headed a coaching cum counselling centre for interested athletes at Kupwara police lines.

“I feel fit and every young person needs to do something games or physical world, it keeps one calm and also away from negativities like drugs,” Aadil said while talking to this reporter.

Aadil is hopeful of playing the 2026 international Olympics as Ice Stock has been included as one of the games. At home, Aadil shows his achievements across India and the world with a smile and hope. There are dozens of achievement certificates and trophies decorated across the walls of his room.