Belgaum boy in international skating tournament


Ten-year-old Abhishek Sanjay Navale from Belgaum has been selected to participate in the three-day 10th International Speed Roller Skating Tournament in Portugal, from February 18.

Abhishek will take part in three races; 300 mtrs and 900 mtrs rink race and 1km race. Contestants from around 250 countries will participate in this tournament.Abhishek has three records to his credit — World Records Academy, Limca Book of Records and India Bookof Records. His father is a KSRTC bus driver in Belgaum and mother a homemaker.

Abhishek is a skater of Belgaum Roller Skating Academy and is a student of AVH English.

In 2009 he made a record for “Longest Backward Limbo Skating Under Bars” as he successfully moved under bars providing a gliding space of only 8.7 inches and covering a distance of 62 feet, to a thundering applause from enthusiasts. He broke the record of 11-year-old Kaitlyn Conner of the U.S., who on July 28, 2008, created a world record by skating under 23 bars spread over 12 feet.



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