WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS & CONGRESS
2013 MUMBAI, INDIA
December 10 to 16, 2013
Mahalakshmi, Mumbai, MH
Sahara Force India academy driver Jehan Daruvala is just 16 years old but he is already being tipped as the next big thing in Indian motorsports and the Silverstone-based F1 team owner Vijay Mallya wants to nurture him just like the way McLaren nurtured Lewis Hamilton. Jehan, the brightest talent to emerge from Sahara Force India’s “One From A Billion” programme, shot to limelight recently by winning the competitive British Karting Championship with two podium finishes in Shenington, UK. Mallya was quick to identify the Mumbai lad’s calibre when he said that Jehan has the potential to become a world-class Formula One driver.
Promising Indian shooter and a multiple gold medallist at junior nationals, Kynan Chenai clinched the trap gold medal in the Singapore Open Shooting Championship here.
22-year-old Chenai, a gold medal at the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games, shot 10 in the final to pip local lad Zain Amat by three scoring points for the yellow metal. Amat shot seven in the final.
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Sahara Force India’s (SFI) Jehan Daruvala began his 2013 season in style as he dominated the opening round of the KFJ British Karting Championship at Rowrah in Cumbria, UK, last weekend.
The SFI Academy driver took pole position and won all his heats on Saturday, before taking victory in the first final on Sunday. In the second final he finished fourth after staging a brilliant recovery drive from last position as a result of contact at the first corner.
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Khurshid Mistry and Rohinton Mehta have done it again in the athletics arena. This time, Khurshid and Rohinton represented Maharashtra for the Masters National Athletic Championship held at Trivandrum from May 10 to 12, 2013. Around 1500 athletes from all states in India participated in the national athletic meet.
Khurshid and Rohinton have excelled in their performances at the Nationals. Khurshid has bagged 4 Gold Medals in 100 mts, 200 mts, 400 mts and 4*100 mts relay and Rohinton has won 3 Gold Medals in 800 mts, 400 mts and 400 mts hurdles.
Earlier in the month of February 2013, both the Veteran athletes had represented Mumbai for the Maharashtra State Masters Athletic Meet, held at Nasik where Khurshid had won 3 Gold Medals in 100 mts, 200 mts and 400 mts and Rohinton had won a Gold Medal in 800 mts and both of them were selected for the National Athletic Meet.
Besides Sprinting wherein Khurshid has won a number of accolades she has also proved her mettle in the Marathons. She has won Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2013-Half Marathon and Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2012-Half Marathon in 3rd position under the Veteran category. Sprinting and Marathon require a different set of skills and training routines.
Rohinton Mehta has won a number of athletic championships including the World Masters Games in Sydney in 2009.
Both, Khurshid and Rohinton train at Priya Darshani Park under their coach Dinanath Maurya.
Khurshid is working as an Associate Vice President at UTI Mutual Fund and Rohinton works with ITC Ltd as Associate General Counsel.
On her achievement Khurshid said, “Sports has always been my fevor. Elation, exhilaration and a sense of achievement are the stimulants that drive me to achieve my goals. The euphoria of overcoming one’s limitations and setbacks (which are many along the path) and emerging a winner is inexplicable. This drives me to stretch myself, set new goals and strive to achieve them. Sports has made me physically fitter and mentally more active. I enjoy my training sessions and look forward to them. “
Rohinton on his achievement said, ”The track was very fast and in good shape and the competition was tough. Both my races i.e.800 mtrs and 400 mtrs were massed starts and I used the same technique paced them throughout and kicked 120-140 mtrs from home”.
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Courtesy : Behram Pastakia