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Shahzaib Rindh: Pakistani government doesn’t support real talent

One of the athletes currently representing Pakistan in the international stage is Shahzaib “King” Rindh, 22. The young kickboxer recently made his debut in the ONE Championship subsidiary ONE Warrior Series.

On February 19, 2020, Rindh competed at “ONE Warrior Series 10” in Singapore in a kickboxing contest in the featherweight division. He lost via knockout to Sasha Moisa, 25, of Ukraine.

In a recent interview, I asked Rindh whether or not he was satisfied with the support he was getting from the Pakistani government. He replied, “No, I am not satisfied with the Pakistani government’s support.”

“They don’t support real talent,” Rindh continued. “They support fake ones. I am covering my all expenses by my own, my training camps and my every thing.”

Originally from Quetta Cantonment, Balochistan, Pakistan, Rindh is now based in Islamad, Pakistan. Born on March 9, 1988, he was 9 years old when he started training Wushu sanda.

Rindh went on to become a three-time Pakistan National Wushu Champion. Among the medals he has won were a bronze in the third Islamic Solidarity Games in Azerbaijan and a silver in Paras Cup in Iran both in 2017.

Representing Pakistan, Rindh won a silver medal in the South Asian Games 2019, which took place in the Nepalese cities Kathmandu, Pokhara and Janakpur from December 1-10, 2019. In the -70 kg weigh class of Wushu sanda, he defeated his Sri Lankan opponent in the semifinals but lost to his Indian opponent in the final round.

Aside from kickboxing, Rindh is also into modelling and swimming. He is training out of Wilson Wushu Academy and Red Dragon.

Currently, Rindh holds a professional kickboxing record of 75 wins and 4 losses. Here is a clip featuring the Pakistani kickboxer:

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