Shristi Sharma, a 12-year-old girl from Nagpur’s Centre Point School, has created history by limbo skating on ice and entering the Limca Book of World Records.
On September 9, at the iSkate rink in Gurgaon, Shristi made history by ice skating for 10 metres under 11 bars placed a metre apart at a height of 33 centimetres from the ground. Her name will be entered in the Limca Book of World Records for being the only person to accomplish such a feat.
Shristi, who has several medals in roller skating and also owns a Guinness World Record (2015) in limbo roller skating, started ice skating only one month ago.
She practised for three hours a day before making her record-creating limbo ice skating attempt in Gurgaon.
Shristi’s 15-year-old sister Siddhi is also a sportswoman, an accomplished roller hockey player who has played at the national level.
Their father, Dharmendra Sharma, works as a driver with Coal India. He and his wife have always encouraged both daughters to pursue sports and follow their interests.
Speaking of Shristi’s accomplishment, he told The Times of India: “She saw people roller skating on a TV show, and asked, ‘If they can do it, why can’t I?'”
This talented young girl also campaigns actively for ‘Save the Girl Child.’