Nagpur, April 21
The well-known inline skater of Nagpur Kasturi Dinesh Tamhankar has been selected for World skating tournament to be held at ‘Columbia, South America’ in September 2021.
Roller Skating Federation of India affiliated to Indian Olympic Association held the selection trials for selecting skaters at Mohali, Chandigarh recently. Kasturi is the only senior women skater got selected from Maharashtra.
Kasturi got selected after 8years from Nagpur for International Inline Skating. In 2013, Anushree Chawhan was selected for junior girls inline skating category.
Earlier Kasturi won one gold, one silver and one bronze medal in the Roller Skating Federation of India’s 58th National skating competition held at Mohali/
Senior women 15km road elimination inline skating national gold medal title is with Varsha Puranic of Karnataka from past three years. Kasturi represented 16 times from Maharashtra in nationals, winning four gold, eight silver and six bronze medals in nationals. She is practicing since past 14 years on NIT Skating Rink, Daga-layout, Nagpur. Kasturi Tamhankar, a student of City Premier College gives the credit of her success to her coach Yashraj Anandpawar, her mentor Shreerang Thergaonkar’ Avis Fitness Club ‘Avinash Woghole’, team India coach Pravin Deshpande, Nagpur district Roller Skating Association secretary Upendra Verma and her parents.