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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.

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