Our International And National Level Sports Persons:
“Though we excel in all sorts of sports activities but gymnastics is our forte.”
We have conducted training in gymnastics by coaches from foreign countries .We have set a high bar and a rigorous but free of cost training routine for our gymnasts. They have to wake up at 4:00 a.m. sharp and are given merely ten minutes to dress up for practice. They are made to train for three hours after that. After this they attend school from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and then they finish having their lunch and taking rest within one hour . The evening training begins at 4:00 p.m. and lasts for another three hours before they sit down to do self study for two hours. They have their dinner and then they manage going off to sleep for the night .This routine of theirs is maintained throughout the year, every year. Our school has impressive gymnasts from Pre-Nursery, Nursery and Prep. classes right upto class twelth .Its wonderful to see them practice with such fervor especially as we are preparing to attend the 2020 & 2024 Olympics with our children and trainees participating in various categories.
One of our gymnasts , Siddharth Nigam is the lead actor of an Indian tele serial called “Chakravartin Samrat Ashoka”. We are proud of him as he is a known face and has gained his recognition after being part of the K.P.S. family. He is a U.P. state champion with 4 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze national level medals.
Dr. U.K. Mishra, our chairman sir’s team of 1992 had great gymnasts like - Mr. Anil Mishra, Mr. Vikas Pandey, Mr. Mayank Srivastava , Mr. Rohit Yadav, Mr. Rohit Jaiswal and Mr. Mohit Yadav who shot into the limelight with outstanding performances in the 6th Sub Junior National Gymnastics Championship. They had started their training in 1989 later became champions at all possible levels under Dr. U.K. Mishra.
The National Sports Academy participated in the “Tulit Peter Cup International Gymnastics Championship” in Hungary and England . Our very own Mr. Vikas Pandey made his mark here. We achieved many international medals later in Russia, Hungary, China and Australia and put Allahabad on the global map. We were noticed and appreciated by all .
Mr. Ashish Mishra is another name who has won innumerable medals along with the prestigious “Arjuna Award”.
Mr. Rohit Jaiswal is known to be one of the most since and hardworking gymnasts of the academy. He is a very active person dedicated to the cause of gymnastics. He had won a silver medal at the Asian Championship of 2003. He performs well on the high bar. He has won 12 gold, 9 silver, 4 bronze medals at international level and 56 gold, 16 silver and 9 bronze medals at the national level. He has won the Laxman Award, the highest sports award in U.P. .
Mr. Vivek Mishra is synonymous with grace and beauty. He is a great creative leader at the academy. Internationally he has won 4 gold, 3 silver, 5 bronze medals in all. At the national level, he has won 22 gold, 10 silver and 12 bronze medals. He has also achieved the Laxman Award.
Mr. Alok Ranjan is a “Pommel Champ”. He has been a consistent performer and was a finalist at the 2010 World Cup and a strong medal contender at the Commonwealth Games of 2014 and the Olympics of 2016.
Then we also have Aditya Rana, Devesh Kumar and Iqrar Hasan who have many national and international medals. They all are wonderfully talented gymnasts who will continue to win accolades for our city and country for many years to come.
Mr. Mayank Srivastava , our senior most gymnast is fondly compared to a leading Olympic medal holder, Jorden Jovtchev. He is the winner of the “Laxman Award”. He has 12 gold , 9 silver and 1 bronze international medals along with 37 gold, 19 silver and 21 bronze medals at the national level. We further aim to win accolades and several medals in the next commonwealth plus Asian Games and also in the Olympics . May God help us to clear through any and every hurdle in our way. Here is wishing the best of luck to all our wonderfully talented and hardworking gymnasts and other athletes.