Belgaum is home to young kids who at an young age have made us all proud. Abhishek Navale the nine year old who studies in Std.4 at the AVH English medium school has now being recognized by the Limca Book of records for two of his acts.
The first record which got him into the Limca books was the longest distance skated on the road (under 8 years). He had skated 540 kms from October 26 to November 1, 2008 from Belgaum to Bangalore in six days.
The second record to his name for the Limca books is the longest backward limbo skating under the bars. He had achieved this fete on 25th July, 2009 by passing under the set bar providing gliding space of 8.7 inches in reverse direction covering a distance of 62 feet timing in 14.83 seconds.
He is the first Indian to set three world records recognized by the worlds record academy.
Abhishek’s father Sanjay works in the KSRTC and his mother is a home maker.
The young lad has sought his training under Suryakant Hindalgekar, Sashidhar Pol, Vinayak Shirekar, Naveen Ghodke & Vishal Vesanse. The members of the Belgaum roller skating academy have also helped him groom his skills.
A procession has been organised on 22nd May 4.30pm which will begin from Chenamma circle and end at the Rotary sports academy Govaves.