Anup Kumar Yama

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Anup Kumar Yama
Medal record
Representing  India
Asian Games
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Guangzhou Pairs Skating
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Guangzhou Men's Single Free Skating

Anup Kumar Yama (born 1 September 1984) is an Indian roller skate athlete. He won two bronze medals[1] 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[edit]

Anup started skating at the age of 4 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.[2]

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 3 gold medals and 2 silver medals. This achievement surpassed his previous Asian Championship achievement of 3 gold medals and 2 bronze medals which was the highest amount of medals ever won by a single skater in the Asian Championship Artistic Skating event. He is the record-holder 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:

  • 1 gold medal in Senior Men’s Freestyle Quad Artistic Skating
  • 1 gold medal in Senior Men’s Figure Artistic Skating
  • 1 gold medal in Senior Men’s Combined Artistic Skating
  • 1 silver medal in Men’s Inline Figure Artistic Skating
  • 1 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:

  • 80 gold medals at the district level
  • 80 gold medals at the national level
  • 8 gold medals, 5 silver medals and 9 bronze medals at the Asian level
  • 1 bronze medal and 1 gold medal at the world level

He is the only skater in India to participate in more than 10 World Championships and has a unique distinction of being ranked number 1 in India, 1st in Asia and 1st in the entire world.

He visits Italy every year to fine tune his skating techniques, receiving assistance from international coaches of repute.

Achievements[edit]

Achievements at the National Level[edit]

  1. 1 gold medal in Freestyle Artistic Skating at the All India National Competition, Banglore, 1989.
  2. 2 gold medals in Freestyle and Pair Artistic Skating at the National Championship, Patiala-Punjab, 1991.
  3. 3 gold medals in Freestyle, Figure and Pair Artistic Skating at the National Championship, Patiala-Punjab, 1992.
  4. 3 gold medals in Freestyle, Figure and Pair Artistic Skating at the National Championship, Trivendrum-Kerala, 1993.
  5. 3 gold medals in Freestyle, Figure and Pair Artistic Skating at the National Championship, Patiala-Punjab, 1994.
  6. 1 gold medal, 1 silver medal and 1 bronze medal at the National Championship, Kolkata, 1995.
  7. 1 gold medal in Freestyle Artistic Skating at the National Championship, Patiala-Punjab, 1996.
  8. 1 silver medal in Freestyle Artistic at the National Championship, Pune, 1997.
  9. 1 gold medal in Freestyle Artistic at the National Championship, Vishakhapatnam, 1998.
  10. 1 gold medal in Freestyle and Figure Artistic Championship respectively at the National Championship, Faridabad, 2000.
  11. 2 gold medals for Freestyle and Figure Artistic Championship at the National Championship, Vishakhapatnam, 2001.
  12. 2 gold medals for Freestyle and Figure Artistic Championship at the National Championship, Vishakhapatnam, 2002.
  13. 2 gold medals for Freestyle and Figure and a silver medal in pair skating at the NATIONAL GAMES, 2002.
  14. 3 gold medals for Freestyle, Figure and Pair Artistic Skating at the National Championship, Faridabad, 2004.
  15. 2 gold medals for Freestyle and Figure Artistic Skating at the National Championship, Kolkata, 2005.
  16. 3 gold medals for Freestyle, Figure and Pair Artistic Skating at the National Championship, Vishakhapatnam, 2006.
  17. 4 gold medals for Freestyle, Figure, Pair and Solo Dance Artistic Skating at the National Championship, Vishakhapatnam, 2008.
  18. 5 gold medals for Freestyle, Figure, Pair, Solo Dance and Inline Artistic Skating at the National Championship, Vishakhapatnam, 2009.
  19. 6 gold medals for Freestyle, Figure, Pair, Combined, Solo Dance and Inline Artistic Skating at the National Championship, Vishakhapatnam, 2010.
  20. 7 gold medals for Freestyle, Figure, Pair, Combined, Solo Dance, Pair dance and Inline Artistic Skating at the National Championship, 2011.
  21. 8 gold medals for Freestyle, Figure, Pair, Combined, Solo Dance, Pair dance, Show Group and Inline Artistic Skating at the National Championship, 2012.
  22. 7 gold medals for Freestyle, Figure, Pair, Combined, Solo Dance, Pair dance, and Inline Artistic Skating at the National Championship, 2013.

Achievements at the Asian Level[edit]

  1. Participated at the 8th Asian Roller Skating Championship, 1999. (Jinshan - China)
  2. 1 bronze medal in Freestyle Artistic Skating at the 9th Asian Roller Skating Championship, 2001. (Taitung -Taiwan)
  3. 2 bronze medals for Combined and Pair Artistic Skating at the 10th Asian Roller Skating Championship, 2004. (Akita - Japan)
  4. 2 bronze medals in Figure and Pair Skating and a silver medal in Combined Artistic Skating at the 11th Asian Roller Skating Championship, 2005. (Jeonju - Korea)
  5. 1 gold medal in Pair Skating, 1 silver in Combined and 1 bronze in Freestyle Artistic Skating at the 12th Asian Roller Skating Championship, 2006. (Kaohsiung -Taiwan)
  6. 3 gold medals in Quad Freestyle, Inline Freestyle and Combined and 2 bronze medals in Figure and Pair Dance Skating at the 13th Asian Roller Skating Championship, 2008. (Haining -China)
  7. 1 gold medal in Inline Artistic Skating, 1 silver in Combined and bronze in Pair Artistic Skating at the 14th Asian Roller Skating Championship, 2010. (Kaohisiung -Taiwan)
  8. 2 bronze medals at the 2010 Asian Games. (Guangzhou - China)
  9. 3 gold medals in Quad Freestyle, Figure and Combined and 2 silver medals in Inline Freestyle and Solo dance at the 15th Asian Roller Skating Championship, 2012 (Hefei-China)

Achievement at the World Level[edit]

  1. 1 bronze medal in 2012 Inline Artistic Roller Skating World Championship at New Zealand

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