Indian Skating – Juniors Win 14 Medals At Hong Kong Skating Championship

India’s junior sportspersons are truly making their mark. A few days after the talented 16-year-old Pranjala Yadlapalli captured the Asian Junior Tennis Championships, there’s more good news from our juniors.

India’s under-15 skaters pocketed as many as 14 medals in the recently-concluded 14th Hong Kong International Speed Skating Championship 2015. The 14 medals included a whopping 7 gold medals, five silver and two bronze for the junior Indian skating champions.

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The victorious Indian skating team with the trophies at the International Speed Skating Championship

India, China, Bangladesh and Hong Kong were the four countries which participated in this meet, organised by Doon Yuen from Checkers Sports Club.

Khushi Shah – the star of the International Speed Skating Championship

11-year-old Khushi Shah was the star of the show at the International Speed Skating Championship. Khushi won the gold in three races – 250, 500 and 1000m.

Apart from the young Khushi, the others who shone from the Ajay Shivlani-coached team were 10-year-old Riyansh Bhatia and 12-year-old Yug Moramkar. While Bhatia scooped up a silver and a bronze, Moramkar finished as the fourth runner-up.

Let us hope the budding speedskaters can continue to bring laurels for India.

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