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Sumit Sanjay Tapkir

India

SportShort Track
NOCIndia
Born21 Jan 1999
GenderMen
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/sumit.tapkir.94  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe and his brother Suyog were encouraged to switch from inline skating to short track by coach Subodh Patil. "[Inline] skating is popular in India but unfortunately it does not qualify as an Olympic sport. Ice skating features on the list and I wanted them to win medals for India at the Olympic Winter Games," Patil said.  
General Interest
General Interest
Famous relativesHis older brother Suyog has represented India in short track. He was ranked 85th in the overall competition at the 2014 World Junior Championships in Erzurum, Turkey. His mother Sunandha is a former kabaddi player. (SportsDeskOnline, 29 Nov 2016; epaper.timesofindia.com, 12 Jan 2012)  
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