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Posted at: Jun 24, 2018, 1:46 AM; last updated: Jun 24, 2018, 1:46 AM (IST)

Roller skating feat finds mention in Pakistan Book of Records

Roller skating feat finds mention in Pakistan Book of Records
Young skaters who made the record attempt in Amritsar. Tribune photo

Neha Saini

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, June 23

A year after their feat of completing 24 hours continuously (with minimal allowed breaks) on roller skates, 12 children from the city have made it to the International Book of Records as well as the Pakistan Book of Records. It’s a first such record attempt and also the first time that our otherwise hostile neighbour has recognised a feat from India.

The record attempt was successfully completed with children between the age group of 5 and 16 years participating in the group category. “Most of the records registered under roller skating are either in marathon or relay category. This was a group skating run and we have been recognised by several other record books as well,” says Anju Gupta, the coach and mentor for the event.

Gupta says that though the kids were able to create the record through hard work and determination, there is a dire need of a professional rollar skating rink and safe measures to ensure more students take up the sport. “The city has lot of youngsters taking up rollar skating but there no professional rinks to practice. The infrastructure needs to support the sport.”

The team of skaters is now eyeing another special feat to commemorate the hundredth year of Jallianwala Bagh tragedy.

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