You are here: Home >> English News & Features >> MUMBAI

A skating champ at 9

DNMUM229834 | 12/6/2011 | Author : Srishti Shinde | WC :403



At the Navi Mumbai Area Schools Association (NMASA) skating competition, Harsh Wani came first in the under-12 group. He won this laurel in the NMASA Roller Skates Inline category held at Bal Bharti Public School, Kharghar, on December 3. Harsh is a student of Goldcrest High and has been a skater for a long time now.
The child has also represented Thane district in the under-14 age category divisional-level roller skates competition in the Inline rink race and road race held in November. He won the second position in the DSO inter-school roller skating competition and qualified for the zonal competition held in Chembur and Lokhandwala. Harsh also participated in the state-level meet in Nagpur.
"Harsh has been learning skating for the past four years and he has been a very dedicated student. His parents encourage him a lot and even pep him up when he loses," said his school coach Pankaj Tupe.
Harsh's list of achievements is long for his age. He has won the second position in the Thane and Navi Mumbai Roller Skating Association Race, that was organised on November 1 and 2. This road race competition took place at Airoli near Patni while the rink race was held at the mini seashore tracks in Vashi.
The boy has also participated in lots of club meets and bagged medals. One of them is the Kalyan-Dombivali Municipal Corporation Race held in October. Harsh won the bronze medal in the rink race and performed brilliantly in the road race. Last year, he won several gold medals at the Thane District Roller Skating meet.
"Harsh took part in his first race when we were at Powai Hiranandani and he won the 2nd prize in the road race category. He is doing well in academics too and is always among the first five rank-holders in his class. Harsh is currently pursuing his professional training under Sanjay Singh," said his father, Dr Rahul Wani.
The boy practices from 5 am to 6.30 am on the empty roads at Airoli, five days a week.
"When Harsh was a toddler, we enrolled him in the Adhar Overall Growth centre run by Podar Jumbo Kids. He joined there as a playschool child and learnt activities like skating, tabla, yoga, karate, flute, sanskit etc. This was exactly when he developed a liking for skating." said his mother, Archana Wani. Harsh also plays table tennis at the school level.

Copyright restricted. Under license from www.dnasyndication.com
Add To Lightbox
Calculate Price

More on MUMBAI

DY Patil hosp gets over 50 forms from organ donors
DNMUM314796 | 9/3/2014 12:00:00 AM | Author : Amit Srivastava | WC :466

Nerul: Within the first two days after becoming operational, the organ transplant department at Dr DY Patil Hospital and Research Centre, Nerul, has received more than 50 applications from donors. People from all age groups have been approaching the
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

Burqa-clad women rob Panvel jewellery shop
DNMUM314797 | 9/3/2014 12:00:00 AM | Author : Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan | WC :283

Panvel: Four burqa clad women visited a jewellery store in Panvel, posing as customers, and then stole gold jewellery worth Rs10.45 lakh from it on Sunday.
According to the police, the women entered Bhavani Jewellers in Kapad market around 11.15am
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

MP native kidnaps, rapes teen
DNMUM314798 | 9/3/2014 12:00:00 AM | Author : dna correspondent | WC :186

Vashi: A 22-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly kidnapping and raping a minor from Vashi.
The accused — Ramviswash Verma — is a native of Madhya Pradesh and works as a plumber at Mangaon in Raigad district.
The 17-year-old victim, who
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

Grocery store owner held for sexually assaulting minor
DNMUM314799 | 9/3/2014 12:00:00 AM | Author : Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan | WC :244

Turbhe: A 22-year-old man, who allegedly sexually assaulted a nine-year-old, has been arrested by the Turbhe MIDC police on Monday.
According to the police, Bhonu alias Ajit Gupta runs a grocery store in Indira Nagar in Turbhe. The girl went to hi
Add To LightboxCalculate Price