MEDAL WINNERS FROM INDIA

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Anup Kumar Yama

Anup Kumar Yama (born 1 September 1984) is an Indian roller skate athlete. He was conferred with Arjuna Award in 2015 by Indian Government (Given for outstanding achievement in National Sports). He won two bronze medals at the 2010 Asian Games held in Guangzhou, China in the Men's Single Free Skating and Pairs Skating events with his partner Avani Panchal. Career Anup started skating at the age of four and is coached by his father Mr Veeresh Yama, who was a skater himself and is now a judge at the national level. Yama practices at the Indira Gandhi rink in Domalguda and has won several national titles. Born on 1 September 1984 in a family of athletes, as a second-generation performer, he is now ranked the first in the world in the ‘Inline Artistic Roller Skating’ category at the recently concluded 2013 58th World Artistic Roller Skating Championship in Taiwan. After winning the bronze medal in the 57th World Artistic Roller Skating Championship 2012, which was held in New Zealand, he headed straight to the 15th Asian Roller Skating Championship in Hefei, China. It was held from 23 to 31 October, and he won three gold medals and two silver medals. This achievement surpassed his previous Asian Championship achievement of three gold medals and two bronze medals which was the highest number of medals ever won by a single skater in the Asian Championship Artistic Skating event. He is the recordholder for most medals ever won by an artistic skater in Asia at a single Asian Championship. The medals won by Yama at the 15th Asian Roller Skating Championship are as follows: One gold medal in Senior Men’s Freestyle Quad Artistic Skating One gold medal in Senior Men’s Figure Artistic Skating One gold medal in Senior Men’s Combined Artistic Skating One silver medal in Men’s Inline Figure Artistic Skating One silver medal in Men’s Solo Dance Artistic Skating His obsession towards this sport and years of work have made him the only Indian to win:

 

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