A Nine-year-old roller skating champion, Tanay GS Chauhan, is now a Guinness World Record holder for performing for an hour in the largest roller skating dance routine with 270 participants in Belgaum, Karnataka, on November 19, 2015.
He had earlier registered his name in the Limca World Record for successfully taking part in a non-stop 121-hour-long relay skating marathon covering 3150.6 metres in 15,373 laps on a 200-metre track in Belgaum, for which he has also been listed in India book of records, Asia Book of Records, Indian Achievers Book of Records, Unique World Records and World Records India.
Having won several accolades at state and national-level championships, Tanay dedicateed his success to his parents, coach and St John’s High School. Having been honoured on 26th January, 2016 by the Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Haryana Bakshish Singh Virk for his Limca World Record, Tanay has also received an award from former UT Adviser Vijay Kumar Dev and has been receiving scholarship from the UT administration for the past two years.
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“Tanay started skating at the age of 5 and picked up really quick despite being the youngest in-liner skater to start road practice. He has been a state medalist and awardee and has played at the CBSE nationals as well,” his mother, Tanya Chauhan told Chandigarh Newsline.
Talking about his future plans, Tanay said, “I love to skate and aim to pursue it professionally. Currently, I want to participate at international championships in USA and Malaysia.”
Talking about Tanay’s daily regime, his coach, Chander Singhal, from Rolling Tigers Academy said, “His road training session starts at 3:40 am for which he gets up at 3 am and skates for 15-20 kilometres after jogging for 4-5 kilometres. He also has an evening session for an hour. Tanay is organised, disciplined and regular and his parents ensure that nothing disturbs his routine. For a child with such potential, Tanay will surely go very far.”