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Lass on wheels

ON TRACK: Amritha  

Amritha Jetha, a Std. XI student of Jaigopal Garodia Vivekananda Vidyalaya School, Anna Nagar, has been selected to participate in the 2005 World Track and Speed Championships being held at Suzhou, China, beginning August 24. The sponsorship amount of Rs. 65,000 has been given by Praful Bisani, managing director, Shree Krishna Collections. Prathap Kumar, president, Roller Skating Federation of India, Chennai Chapter, said, "We are proud we have a champion skater from Tamil Nadu." Amritha has won the gold in the Road Race 1 Quads, and the silver in the Rink Race 2 Quads at the 42nd national Roller Skating Championship in December last. She is being coached by K.P. Unnikrishnan. Amritha says her passion for skating from Std. III enables her to practise an hour every day.