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  • Young girls in Chennai win Nationals in skating

    November 29th, 2017adminRecords, All, Sports



    On a sunny evening, two young girls artistically skated on a concrete rink at 100 feet Road in Nanganallur in the city. Their parents, who watch them twist and twirl, cheer them energetically.

    The two girls need no introduction in the area as they recently bagged prizes in CBSE national-level skating championship held at Bhopal. R S Lakshitha and K Srilakshana won gold and silver medal respectively.

    They were tutored by eminent master skaters, Sundar, Karthik and Mahesh. The members of Greater Chennai Skating Club, the girls started on the sport around two years ago. Their goals are similar too, to get into international competitions.

    The eight-year-olds are excited and passionate about the sport and aim to reach the international level.

    Lakshitha’’s mom, Sindhu, said, ‘She starts her day at 5 am to practise skating and to attend school. She is so passionate that she never looks for reasons to bunk.’

    Lakshitha has won two goals in the south zone competition, which took her to the national level. When asked about the popularity of the sport in the locality, Lakshitha’’s mother said the number of children opting for it has increased. ‘It is only in recent times that this change was noticed,’ she pointed out.

    A resident of Madipakkam, K Srilakshana won a gold and silver in the south zone competition and reached the national level.

    Both of them are multi-taskers as they are good in academics. The girls practise in the morning and evening. ‘We thank their masters for understanding their talent and giving it importance,’ Sindhu said.

    source: / News Today / Home / NT Bureau / November 29th, 2017

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