Puducherry

Puducherry’s young skaters on a roll

PUDUCHERRY, 31/03/2018: V. Kaushik who set a record in the inline skating events at the 62nd All India School National Roller Skating Championship held recently. Photo: Special Arrangement

PUDUCHERRY, 31/03/2018: V. Kaushik who set a record in the inline skating events at the 62nd All India School National Roller Skating Championship held recently. Photo: Special Arrangement   | Photo Credit: Handout_E_Mail

Students harvest a rich haul of medals, thanks to the support from government, schools and coaches

Quite a few school children in the city are roller skating their way to fame.

The two main training centres here — Michael Skating Academy and Thomas Speed Skating Academy — are basking in the glory of their wards.

V. Kaushik, a student of Petit Seminaire school here, has set a record in the inline skating events at the 62nd All India School National Roller Skating Championship which concluded in Belgaum recently.

The lad brought laurels to the Puducherry region by winning two gold medals and the ‘Overall Group Champion” in Rink 3 and Road II under 14 age Inline category.

The competition was held for boys and girls in various age groups — under 11, 14, 17 and under 19 age segments.

Kaushik stole the show among the participants who represented Puducherry region.

The lad, who is a product of the Michael Skating Academy, gives credit for his success to his parents, school Principal, and coach.

According to his coach, Michael, Kaushik is the first ever to win two gold medals and overall group champion. Besides, the lad broke his own previous record with a timing of 28.76 in 300 mts.

“Skating at the school level is getting a fillip thanks to support from the government, principals and the Pondicherry Roller Skating Association,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Thomas Speed Skating Academy students bagged four gold, two silver and a bronze medal in the recently held 63rd School Games Federation of India Skating Nationals at Belgaum.

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