Belgaum is known for its Kunda, border dispute and the young lads are now making this place known for Skating. We have Guinness record holders, Limca record holder skaters in town and now it is the turn of Abhishek Sanjay Navale,who has been invited for the 10th International Speed Roller Skating Tournament at Lagos in Portugal from February 18.
Abhishek would participate in two rink races of 200 m, 900 m, and a 1-km race. More than 250 skaters from different parts of the world would compete for the top slots.
Abhishek is taking training at the Belgaum Roller skating Academy, has three international records in limbo and longest skating to his credit and already registered his name in the Limca Book of Records and India Book of Record. He now plans to break the world record in longest backward limbo skating. He studies in Std.5, A.V.H. English Medium School.
He is being coached by Hindalgekar, Shashidhar Pol, Vishal Vesanse, Umesh Kalghatagi, Sudhir Kusane, Anandeshwar Patil, Prasad Tendolkar, and Madhukar Bagewadi.
Principal of Jain College of Engineering D.H. Rao, Canara Bank, main branch, Bangalore and also film actors Darshan and Ravindra Lakka, have supported him financially to participate in the international tournament at Lagos.