National Short Track Speed Ice Skating Championship- Eklavya Jagal sets NR

August 14, 2019, Gurgaon

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Teenage skater Eklvaya Jagal has continued his fine showings by securing the first pace in Junior D Age Group finals of National Short Track Speed Ice Skating Championships. The tournament was held at iSkate Gurugram between August 8 and 9.

Eklavya Jagal completed the 300m race in Junior D (10-13 age group) in 46s to set a national record in the short track speed skating.

While his ultimate dream is to represent the country in the junior Winter Olympics and eventually the Winter Olympic Games, Eklvaya has been grabbing eyeballs with his consistency. Eklvaya, who is Class VII student of a Noid-based private school, has been one of his highlights as the teenage skater has been the National Short Track Ice Skating for the last 4 successive years.

The championship was organized by the Ice Skating Association of India, which is affiliated to the Indian Olympic Association. Teams from Haryana, Delhi, Maharashtra, Kerala, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand among others participated in the competition.

Eklavya will be going for Short Track ice skating training camp and competition in Belarus from September 6 to 23.