The Kabul Times

‘Health is wealth’

Master Khaibar Omarkhil has born in a religious and open-mined family in Laghman province.
He has finished his higher education in Kazakhstan. He can speak in Pashto, Dari, Russian, Urdo and Kazakh languages.
He is now head of Batouran-e-Dood and Archery Federation.
Master Omarkhil said, “As I was interested in sport, I have started kickboxing in 1368 in Russia under supervision of Russian trainers.”
He added 22 medals and seven championship cups are among my domestic and foreign achievements.
‘I have attended in Asian and world competitions as Afghanistan’s representative 28 times and have don black belt in kickboxing,’ he said.
He added I am a national and international coach and have so far received tens of certificates from domestic and foreign events.
He said I have worked in different positions such as Afghanistan kickboxing federation’s national team head-trainer, organization head of bodybuilding competitions and head of different sport fields’ association. ‘I have been champion in weight 80 kg in kickboxing national team for eleven years,’ he further said.
He has established 20 sport clubs with international standards.
He pointed out that I have traveled to different countries such as Russia, Thailand, Greece, Ukraine, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Korea, Iran, India, Pakistan and Dubai that followed with many successes.
About Batouran-e-Dood and Archery Federation he said, “Batouran is an Afghani sport. Batour means brave and patriotic. Dood means tradition and culture. It is a sport that displays Afghan people traditions.”
He added Batouran-e-Dood and Archery is a sport that has officially been recognized by Afghanistan National Olympic Committee in 1384, solar year.
At the end, he said health is the biggest wealth. With sound sport and nutrition, we can have a sound society and thoughts, he added.

Nangialay Osmani

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