Mumbai: Nagpur’s Nikhilesh Tabhane gave Maharashtra the first National Record of the 50th Speed Roller Skating National Championships, smashing his own record at the Ameya Classic Club’s International Roller Sports Centre, Virar West on Tuesday.
In the 300m Time Trial Inline skating at the synthetic surface rink, the first of its kind in the country, the 22-year-old Tabhane clocked 25.82 seconds, to break his own National record of 26.50 set in Ahmedabad in August 2012, during selection trials to pick the Indian team. Tabhane has already represented the country in the Asian Championships and World Championships but is yet to win a medal there.The title in the 300m Inline Skating for girls above-16 also went to Maharashtra, this time Mansi Bhide emerging fastest in 29.50 seconds.
The 300 m time trial for quads skating among boys above 16 was won by AP’s V Eshwar Kumar in 30.35 seconds.
Another leading skater from Maharashtra, Vikram Ingle won the boys above-16 title for the 2000m road race, clocking 9:12.09, followed by Gujarat’s Priyanshi Patel in 9:12.93.
A total of 800 skaters from all over the country are participating in this golden jubilee edition of the championships, which were inaugurated by Olympic medalist Gagan Narang on Monday.
Results: 300m Time Trial on quads:
Boys above 16: V Eshwar Kumar (AP) 30.35; A Franklin (CG) 30.50; Dinesh Reddy (AP) 30.63.
14-16: Manish M (Kar) 30.22; P Srinivasa Nikhil (AP) 30.88; Vinay Dembela (Har) 30.92.
12-14: M Selvakumar (TN) 29.96; Fara Umar (Kar) 30.15; M Sonuganesh (Kar) 30.73.
10-12: Vedant Sethi (MP) 32.22; K Teja Sai Pranav (AP) 33.13; Dhruv Verma (DLI) 33.73.
8-10: Rahul Rai (PB) 33.21 secs; Prathik S Murthy (Kar) 34.13; Saksham Bansal (Har) 34.24.
Girls above 16: Harpreet Kaur (Har) 33.63; Benazir Meera (Kar) 34.20; Jnani Raga Shruti (AP) 35.13
14-16: Sharavani Shetty (Kar) 32.67; Supriya (Har) 35.42; Y Bhanuja (AP) 35.73.
12-14: Harshitha M (kar) 33.11; M Swapna (PB) 33.39; G Lakshmi Vennela (AP) 33.99.
10-12: Nikita Thakur (J&K) 33.24; Preksha B N S (Kar) 34.18; Komal Pal (Har) 34.22
8-10): Kutumbaka Satvika (AP) 34.50; Shreya Bhosle (Mah) 35.03; Srivishya Battula (AP) 35.33.
300 Time Trial on Inline skates:
Boys above-16: Nikhilesh Tabhane (Mah) 25.82; Akash Aradhya (Kar) 26.23; Dhanish Babu (Kar) 26.34.
14-16: Sarvpreet Singh (Dli) 26.87; Ashik Kumar (Kar) 27.23 Nisarg Shah (Guj) 27.34.
12-14: Abdul Khan (AP) 27.40; Shaikh Majid (AP) 27.63; M Vignesh (TN) 28.21.
Girls above-16: Mansi Bhide (Mah) 29.50; Varsha Puranik (Kar) 29.58; Shivani Shetty (Mah) 30.14.
14-16: Pooja Patel (Guj) 29.77; Shraddha Reddy (AP) 30.44; Madhulika Joshi (Mah) 31.10.
12-14: Mouna babu (Kar) 30.01; Seeliya Simmith (Kar) 30.81; Subi Suvetha (TN) 31.52.