India Skates away to glory with medals galore at The Asian Roller-Skating Championship held in South Korea

MUMBAI: The 18th Asian Roller-Skating Championship held between 05th – 15th September 2018 The Artistic Skating Championship concluded today at South Korea. The Indian contingent of 137 skaters from 15 states participated in this Championship. The Asian Roller-Skating Championship is one of the most reputed annual skating event where participants from 17 countries (India, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Macaw, Taipei, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Iran, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Australia and New Zealand) compete to win medals at the most prestigious for Roller Skating tournament for Asian Countries. Participants compete across six skating categories namely: Speed, Artistic, Inline Freestyle, Inline Hockey, Rink Hockey and skateboarding.

This year, the World Skate Asia International Judges consisted of 44 judges spread across the 6 disciplines. India had 3 judges (Mr. Pradeepak Malvai, Mr Kiran Desai and Ms. Smita Sheth in the artistic discipline, 1 judge in Rink Hockey (Mr. Anand Rajesh) and 2 judges in speed ( Mr. Pushpendran Kumar Singh, Mr. Bhagirath Kumar Dadhich) respectively

The Indian skaters who competed in the artistic skating categories, brought glory to the country by beating tough competition in artistic from Chinese Taipei, China and Japan. The total number of artistic skaters who participated were 29 and they received 26 medals ( 3 gold, 13 silver and 10 bronze). Speed skaters won in four relay races ( 1 silver and 3 bronze)– Girls ( Junior and Senior) and Boys ( Junior and senior ). In the Individual category, Vikram in 500m race has won bronze medal and Rea Elizabeth has won a bronze medal in the elimination race. In Roller Hockey the Senior Quad girls won the gold, and in Inline Hockey the Junior girls won a silver and the Junior boys bagged a bronze.

Final Medal Tally Artistic:

Sudhanshu Mittal – Vice President of the Indian Olympic Association and Tulsi Ram Agarwal President RSFI (Roller Skating Federation of India) on the wins said “ The Indian team which was sent to the 18th Asian Roller Skating Championship had undergone a vigorous training exercise starting six months before the championship. All the disciplines had kept various camps across the cities of India and got these skaters trained from the best Indian coaches. International coaches were also called to train the Indian Skaters. The Official Board members kept a keen watch on each skater’s performance and were in constant contact with the coaches. This has resulted in India performing extremely well in this Asian. The performance shown by the Indian contingent of 137 skaters with over 20 medal won at an Asian level is indeed an inspiring win for the country. We hope that these young skaters make India proud by winning many more championships like this.”

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