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The National Ice Figure Skating Championship 2018 Concluded with Motivation and Glee!

The 15th National Ice Figure Skating Championship concluded on 13th October 2018 which was held at iSkate, Ambience Mall, Gurugram. The event took place in association with Ice Skating Association of India with 80 participants spread from all across the country which were categorized under several age groups viz below 10, 10-13, 13-15, 15-19 and 19 and above.

This has brought in a fruitful new learning experience under the mentorship of Legend Mentor Mr. Jagraj Singh Sahney who had been titled as Figure Skating King in 1980. Proficient coaches like Mr. Anup Kumar Yama who is a World Champion and Arjuna Awardee along with Mr. Vasudev Tandi, a Renowned International Skater who have also been a guiding light for the skaters.

ISAI had also invited an All Time National Champion since 2010 who has won Double Gold in Solo and Pair Ice Figure Skating, Nishchay Luthra to be a part of the Coaches. Adding to this, he has been a nine times gold medalist in Solo and Pair Ice Figure Skating, as well. He has won several international medals for the country with some outstanding and unbeatable scores ever in the Indian History. He had been undertraining in the USA by world class coaches and institutes in Miami, Minnesota and Dallas for his Advance Training.

The championship declared and concluded the results depending upon the skating skills, body movements, postures, elements, jumps, flexibility and spins of the participants. The results for the Solo Performances, Pair Dance and Synchronization were declared respective as follows:

Solo Performances Result:

Category 1st Position 2nd Position 3rd Position
Under 10 Girls LavanyaWali Greeshma D  G Sai Adithi 
Boys Y Sanchit Chaudhary   M Rakshith  Sahil Agarwal  
10 to 13 Girls Anvita Verabelli   Harshita Rawtani    Aanya Singh
Boys Jatin Sherawat Aaditabh Gupta  Mellela Ram Sai Teja
13 to 15 Girls  Jesilyn Ankita James Shaik Arshya Sana  Janake Nair
Boys Priyam Tated Manit Singh Vishal Anand Mutyala 
15 to  19 Girls  Sai Shri Swetha  Arunima Verabelli  E Pallavi
Boys Anandhu   P Sai Praneet Vadla Sujan 
19 and above Girls Simran Chugh Aldrin Mathew Kavya J Shah
Boys Pratham Tated Vansh Bhatia Mohd Haseen

 Pair Dance Results:

Category 1st Position 2nd Position 3rd Position
Under 10 Rakshit and Naysha  Adarsh and Apoorva    K Kyalva and Sahasara
10 to 13 Jatin and Lavanya  Nidesh and Greeshma   Sanchit and Jia Patel
13 to 15  Priyam and Sana Arnav and Aditi   Manit and Aanya
15 to  19  Praneet and Anvita Sujan and Shriya   Vansh and Harshita
19 and above Pratham Tated and Sai Sri Sweta   Senthil and Kavya J Shah  Mohd Haseen and Ashmin 

Synchronization Results:

Category 1st Position 2nd Position 3rd Position
Juniors Telangana Andhra Pradesh Haryana
Seniors Telangana Andhra Pradesh Delhi / Uttarakhand

A special performance of Ice Dance had been done by Aaditabh Gupta and Tanzil Soni under 13 age category which was highly appreciated and applauded.

A Press Conference was also followed to conclude the event at Indian Women’s Press Corps (IWPC) to motivate the young and future Ice Skaters of the nation. The Winners of this National Championship also get to represent India in the Asian and International Ice Figure Skating Games. This event undoubtedly boosted the morale of the young figure skaters.

On the closing ceremony, Colonel S. C Narang, General Secretary, ISAI (The Ice Skating Association of India) added few sentences to inspire the young minds to perform better and said, “We are very happy with the performance of these exceptional kids and we are very proud to see their enthusiasm and challenging spirits.”

Talking to Mr. R K Gupta; President, ISAI (The Ice Skating Association of India) said, “We are experiencing an increase preference and awareness for Ice Skating in India and yet to hear an adequate support from the government of our country. The parents have full-fledged involvement with their children in the activity and the association appeals them to consider the sport more as a career than a hobby”.

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