Greenwood High student emerges Junior National Champion
Bangalore, January 19, 2016: Jibran Khan, a 10th grader from Greenwood High has staked his claim as India’s promising equestrian for the Youth Olympics that is slated to unfold at Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2018, after he emerged as the Junior National Champion at the Junior National Equestrian Championship that was held in New Delhi recently. After winning a gold in 1.05m show jumping event and producing the best on his horse Claudette, in the feature event- Top Score Speed Class, he is all set to get into the big leagues.
Jibran took his first confident stride as anequestrian at the Ooty horse show five years ago when he was just 11. This wasfollowed by his extremely successful participation in the South IndianEquestrian Championship and the Embassy Premiere League Championships. Eachtime, he showed his prowess and garnered recognition.
Jibran tasted his first stride of success in theBangalore Junior Nationals, five months after his striking performance inUdhagamandalam and has not looked back since. A year after his first win, hestrutted towards another major win, when he grabbed his first gold in theJunior Nationals, helping his team win a gold and two silvers in the teamchampionships.
Jibran has consistently performed well to reach thetop of his game and continues to strive hard to reach higher rungs of success.With around 50 medals already to his credit from different championships over afive year stint, he’s now got his eyes set on the Senior Nationals at Meerutnext month, where he will be the youngest participant. Jibran also hopes to putin his A-game and make the cut for the Youth Olympics that is slated to unfoldat Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2018. He is also gearing up to participate in theselections for the Asian Games shortly.
“Jibran has always been passionate about riding andhas worked diligently to reach to this point of success. He puts in a dedicatedtwo hours every day, six days a week to better himself in the sport. We aregrateful for all the support and encouragement that he’s received from theschool & everyone,” said Sanya Khan, Jibran’s mother.
Ms. Niru Agarwal, Trustee, Greenwood HighInternational School, said, “Relentless effort and passioncan help achieve great success and our students have been proving this time andagain. It is a matter of immense pride that another one of our students istaking his stride towards great fame and recognition. We hope to continue tosupport and cheer him in all his endeavors in the future. ”