Dweep Anang Shah, the Roller Skater has achieved so many in his medal tally at very young age. He was first in 17th Asian Roller Skating Championship in Cadet Group and in 54 in National Roller Skating Championship in figure skating. The young champ holds the record for the youngest player in 17th Asian roller Skating Championship held at China in 2016.
Initial hurdles you faced and how did you tackle them?
We have no covered rink so during monsoon we miss the practice and also we have no wooden floor rink to practice for international competition. We have to perform on wooden floor and we are not used to it.
Perks of being an athlete
I became physically fit and Skating is my passion. Moreover I get financial support from Sports Authority of Gujarat.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
One thing that I would change for myself is the fear of failure. So, that I can battle much stronger than before, no matter what the result is.
What is your practice routine like?
I get up at 5.30 and then get ready to do practice at 6 and after 2 hours practice I go to school then again in the evening I practice for 3 hours. I make sure that ample amount of time is dedicated both for studies as well as for my practice sessions.
What’s the first thing you do when you get home from tour?
I take rest and then think about the tour which I finished and plan for next tournament so that I can learn on the things that I should improve on.
If you could wake up tomorrow in the body of another athlete, who would it be?
I would love to be Luca Becker and perform like him.
One habit that you want to break or you have broken?
I have broken the habit of nervousness. I get too nervous for unwanted things, so now I have broken that habit in a way to see things in a cool manner.
Any rituals you follow
Actually I don’t follow any rituals. But I don’t eat anything I have only soft drink at pre-match and eat pizza post match
One skating event that you are very proud of
I was very proud when I got Gold medal in 17th Asian roller skating Championship held at China ,which was my first international achievement.
I am really proud as I am selected from Indian Federation to play in a foreign country. So, this is also a recognition that an artistic skater would wish for.
Your ultimate achievement?
My ultimate achievement is to achieve Gold medal in 18th Asian roller skating Championship which is to be held in 2018.
Best sports movie ever
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. The movie clearly shows all the hardships that an athlete would have to face in order to get recognition in the world. The movie clearly is an inspirational one.
My short-term goal is to perform in National level competition and my long-term goal is to perform in 18th Asian roller skating Championship and Roller World Games.
What’s on your bucket list?
My bucket list would include achieving in 18th Asian roller skating Championship 2018 and in Roller World Games 2018.
What is the scariest experience you have ever had?
8 months ago at the Asian Championship I reached China at night. The very next day in the morning my official practice started soon as it was time for my competition. I was really exhausted. Moreover I was performing for the first time at International level as a candidate from India.
Greatest Indian athlete of all time?
All athletes are great by their talent. My favorite athlete is Dhanraj Pillai
“Make your own way of success”
Your biggest inspiration
My parents always give me support and motivation. My coach gives me the proper coaching and encouraged me to reach where I stand now.
I have bagged 1 Gold medal in Asian Championship 2016 and in 53rd National Championship.
Won 1 Bronze medal in 52nd National Championship and 1 silver medal in 54th National Championship.
Do you hold any record?
Yes, I was the youngest player in 17th Asian roller skating Championship held at China in 2016.