Ludhiana, Feb. 19
A Class 9 student of DAV School has won two medals in different events at the 50th National Open Championship recently organised by the Roller Skating Federation of India in Mumbai.
Skating coach JS Dhaliwal said Harshveer Singh Sekhon bagged the second position in 1,000 m inline event and third position in 10,000 m inline event. He said more than 800 players from across the country had participated in various events.
After 20 years, a medal in inline event has come to Ludhiana from a National Open Championship, he added.
Harshveer bagged medals in inline events of roller-skating. He is also the only player from Punjab in his category to bag medals in inline events. Harshveer had played national for the first time in 2007 at Kolkata. He got success in New Delhi National School Games 2012 by winning one silver and 1 bronze medal in Under14 events. He has won three gold medals in skating events at sate school games held in November 2012 in Ludhiana. Recently he had won three gold medals in Open Roller Skating Championship held at Patiala.
Dhaliwal said Harshveer was going through a rigorous training in scientific ways. While Harshveer father, Baljit Singh Sekhon, father of Harshveer, said that he would now attend the camp for the Asian championship.
Earlier, Harshveer had won silver and two bronze medals in various inline skating events of national school games held in New Delhi.
However, Harshveer said that now he was practising more to turn his dream into reality at international level. He said that he gave the credit of his success to his coach and parents who always encouraged him.
*HT Media Ltd.