Mangaluru, June 17, 2017: Muhammad Shamil Arshad, the 10 yearr -old roller skating buff in the city has bagged four gold medals in a recent national skating championship.
Now he is has a record of total 75 medals to his credit. Shamil got these 75th medals by securing gold medals and individual championship at the Ist All India Open Speed Skating Meet held at Puducherry.
Shamil, a class five student of The Yenepoya School, Jeppinamogaru in the city, has bagged four gold medals and individual championship at the meet.
Mangalurean skater Dashel Amanda (class six student of Cambridge School) has bagged three gold one silver and individual championship; and Thanmay Kottary (class four student of Canara CBSE School) has secured three gold and individual championship at the same meet. Children have bagged medals and championship in inline speed skating category at Puducherry. Members of Hi-Flyers Skating Club, Shamil, Dashel and Thanmay are being trained by coaches K Mohandas and Jayaraj.
Shamil also had bagged three gold medals and individual championship under 8-10 years age group at the RSFI National Championship - 54th National Speed Skating Championship 2016-17 held in Bengaluru from January 18 to 23. The event witnessed participation of 45 students from 26 states.
Son of Arshad Hussain M S and Ramlath Arshad couple in the city, Shamil had bagged his first gold medal at a state level Roller Skating Championship held in Belagavi in November 2012. As many as 53 participants had taken part in the competitions. Later, he had bagged two gold medals and individual championship at a state level event held in Bengaluru in November 2013. The meet was attended by 53 participants.
Shamil’s medal tally includes 10 national medals (including seven gold, one silver and two bronze), six medals at the South Zone CBSE meets (including three gold, two silver and a bronze), 12 gold at state level, 13 district level medals and 13 medals at inter school competitions. Shamil has bagged 15 individual championships at various events.
Ramlath Arshad, mother of Shamil and a degree college lecturer, stated that all the three children who bagged championships in Puducherry are practicing hard to participate in international events.