SFA Championships Pune: DAV Public School’s Rudra and SNBP International School’s Iqra grab twin gold medals in skating

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Pune, December 16, 2022: Rudra Patel of DAV Public School and SNBP International School’s Iqra Shahjhan put up spectacular performances to secure two gold medals each in the U-7 skating event at the Sports For All (SFA) Championships in Pune.


Rudra finished on top of the podium in the boys 200m and 400m quads events with the timings of 40.57 seconds and 1.19.60 minute respectively.


Aroha Dhavale (1.31.28 min) of CM International School and Sairaj Pawar (3.00.89 min) of Shivneri School claimed silver and bronze medals respectively in the 200m quads whereas Vrushan Sarpati of Walnut School (1.28.40 min) won silver in the 400m quads with Yathartha Bauskar (1.49.31 min) of PICT Model School finishing third.


Iqra, on the other hand, was impressive in the girls section as she clinched the titles of the 200m and 400m quads by recording timings of 31.21 secs and 1.03.49 min respectively.


Meanwhile, Vaidehi Tibrewal of Bliss International School won silver medal in the U-7 girls 400m quads event before adding another medal to her kitty–bronze in the 200m quads.


Organised by Sports For All, India’s leading fully integrated digital plus on-ground multi-sport platform, the first edition of this Olympic-style championship in Pune will conclude on Saturday.


The exciting tournament, which boasts an overall prize pool of close to ₹3 lakh, has been witnessing a total participation of 8,200 from more than 500 schools across the city.


In inline event, SPM School’s Trisha Kalekar in the U-5 girls 200m and 400m, Amanora School’s Rajnandini Basa in the U-7 girls 200m and 400m and Lexicon School’s Yash Sharma in the U-11 boys 200m and 500m, all won two gold medals in their respective categories.


In archery, Judson High School’s Rohan Sutar and Soham Kanase struck gold in the U-17 boys compound and recurve categories respectively.


Elpro International School grabbed a total of five medals with Prithika Pradeep (U-17 girls compound) securing silver and Manvi Amdekar (U-10 girls recurve), Sanyog Laddha (U-14 boys recurve), Vedang Shimpukade (U-17 boys compound) and Asmi Tandon (U-17 girls compound) all winning bronze.