Kaviraj Prithvi of Mysuru recently participated in the Junior World Ice-skating Championship held in Innsburck, Austria between Jan. 26 and. 29.
The qualification criteria to participate at any ISU (International Skating Union) World Championships are based on the personal best timings in 500 mtrs.
The cut-off is 51 seconds. This is the first time any skater in junior category from our country has qualified with this timing. Kaviraj Prithvi (Mysuru) and Ashwin D’silva (Mangaluru) represented India.
Both the skaters had qualified for this event during the European Championship held in Sofia, Bulgaria during December 2016. Kaviraj trains under Srikanth Rao in Mysuru and was coached by Avaduth Tawde during his participating in World Ice-skating Championship.