There is no dearth of talent in our country. Read this. A 14-year-old girl from Hubballi in Karnataka has set a new world record in blindfolding skating. Ojal Nalavade accomplished the feat of covering a distance of 400 meters in 51 seconds while skating blindfolded. Isn’t that fascinating?

According to the officials from the Guinness Book of World Records, she is the fastest blindfold skater in the world in 400-meter category. They also gave her an appreciation certificate.

Key Takeaways:

  • A 14-year-old Ojal Nalavade has accomplished the feat of covering a distance of 400 meters in 51 seconds while skating blindfolded. 
  • Her name has been registered in the Guinness Book of World Records.
  • Her feats have found entries in Asia Book of Records and India Book of Records in the past.

The Event

The officials gave her a total of three attempts and 60 seconds to complete the task. Her third attempt was declared as a record.

This is not the first time that she has set a record. Her feats have found entries in Asia Book of Records and India Book of Records in the past.

Ojal Nalavade accomplished the feat of covering a distance of 400 meters in 51 seconds while skating blindfolded.

“My parents, coach and family were a big support. I shall achieve more with their support in the future,” Ojal told the media expressing her gratitude to everyone who backed her in the journey. Her skating coach, Akshay Suryawanshi applauded her feat and said “Skating fast with blindfolds is a rarity. She has achieved it with determination and hard work.”

This is not the first time that she has set a record. Her feats have found entries in Asia Book of Records and India Book of Records in the past.

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Practice

The prodigy has worked really hard to achieve this. She used to practice during the wee hours everyday on the same road where she scripted it. Her parents Deepa and Sunil Nalavade were extremely delighted with her performance. They extended their gratitude to all coaches and staff members of their daughters’ school.  “We had given a deadline of 60 seconds and below to cover a distance of 400 metres. It’s not just skating but the girl had to keep her eyes closed. So, it was important for us to know that she could manage to scale the distance without looking at the road,” said Ojal’s father Sunil Nalavade, as per a report by The Indian Express.

Similar records

There have been many girls in the past who have made such records.  For instance, a nine-year-old girl set a new Guinness record with 42 full-body revolutions in one minute last year. She is from Udyavar near Udupi. The record is for most full-body revolutions upholding a chest stand position. She created this record on April 7, 2018.

According to the officials from the Guinness Book of World Records, she is the fastest blindfold skater in the world in 400-meter category. They also gave her an appreciation certificate.

In another bizzare incident, two women from Gujarat ran backwards for 53 kilometres in an attempt to create a world record. Sisters-in-law Twinkle and Swati Thakar covered the distance in a total of 13 hours beginning their run in Bardoli and finishing in Dandi. Said Swati Thakar, “Every woman is special, they just need to come forward and show their skills to the people.”

It is good to see girls and women taking up challenging tasks and proving their mettle in fields that interest them. More power to each of them.

Also read: Gujarat Women Run Backwards To Attempt Guinness World Record

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