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Future Skating Champions in Faridabad
A 2003 Beginner's Competition in India
Article by Saurabh Duggal
Skating Coach, Gymkhana Club, Faridabad, India
Copyright © Saurabh Duggal
2003 Faridabad Competition for Beginners
The 28th Faridabad Beginner's Competition was
held in June of 2003. Seventy-seven skaters
took part in the competition, and there were five groups
each in the boys and girls sections.
All of the young skaters were excited and
in good spirits during the event.
Mr. L. S. Bajwa, the association president,
Mr Verma, and many of the top national-level skaters
of Faridabad were at the event,
to witness first competition of some future champions.
The enthusiasm, high spirits, and accomplishments
of these young beginning skaters made it easy to see that many
of them will rise to a high level in near future.
This competition was a first stepping stone in these
young skaters road to success and future glory
in field of roller skating.
About the Faridabad Beginner's Competition
Every year the Parental Skating Body of Faridabad (DRSA)
organizes a beginner's meet for the very newest skaters.
In this beginner's meet, there are not only 1st, 2nd,
and 3rd place prizes, but all of the participants receive
prizes. This boosts the enthusiasm of the new skaters
and encourages them to stick to skating, and
one day become new Indian champions at the
national and international level.
First Banked Track in India
Faridabad is one of the most important places on the skating map
of India, because it is the home of India's first banked
skating track and roller skating rink, and it was the host city
for the the camp of Indian team for the 7th
and 8th Asian championships.
In 1997 and 1999.
Faridabad also hosted the 38th National Indian Roller Skating
Championships and the 1st and 2nd CBSE Schools
National Skating Championships.
Faridabad Produces Champions
Faridabad has produced about 150 national-level
skaters and those skaters have won nearly 100
gold, silver, and bronze metals at the National Championships.
Credit for those accomplishments goes to
the government skating coach in Faridabad,
Mr. John David. His superior coaching skills and
well developed tournament structure has placed
Faridabad in a very prominent position in Indian skating.
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