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Anand Velkumar Becomes First Indian To Win A Medal In Inline Speed Skating World Championship

The victory of Velkumar has opened his way to the World Games to be held in the United States of America (USA) and the game will now also be a part of the Asian Games 2022. 

Anand Velkumar Becomes First Indian To Win A Medal In Inline Speed Skating World Championships
Anand Velkumar Becomes First Indian To Win A Medal In Inline Speed Skating World Championship. (Photo:Twitter)

New Delhi: Speedily making a mark in new territories, India’s latest feather of achievement comes from the Inline World Speed Skating Championships where youngster Anand Kumar Velkumar showcased an outstanding form and went on to win a silver medal – the very first one won by an Indian at an Inline Speed Skating World Championship. Taking part in the Junior 15km Elimination Final, in the Colombian city of Ibagué, Anand Velkumar clocked a timing of 24.14.845 seconds to take home the coveted silver medal.

The victory of Velkumar has opened his way to the World Games to be held in the United States of America (USA) and the game will now also be a part of the Asian Games 2022. World Speed Skating 2021 is dominated by Miguel Fonseca of Colombia. Anand Velkumar, who performed lightning among them, won the silver medal. 

Anand Velkumar, based in tamil Nadu, has been praised by the whole of India. silver medalist anand Velkumar expressed his happiness. All the competitors were slipping due to rain.

I have worked hard for this word for years. I have had continuous practice. But due to the rain, the competition was more challenging. Many competitors skated and rained. 

There was a need for caution along with speed. Anand Velkumar said that winning the medal in the midst of the challenge was a great pleasure

With this win, India has made its presence felt in the world of Inline Speed Skating as it is no mean task to win a silver medal at this stage of the World Championships. The foray of Indians into roller sports and thereby going on to create history is indeed indicative of a bright future ahead.

(With Inputs From ANI and PTI)

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