Bharath Pereira a young, 15 years old boy from Bangalore is a hidden Gem of our country. Bharath started Sport Climbing in 2004 when he was only 4 years old. Since then he is participating and practicing Sport Climbing dedicatedly.
Sport Climbing comes under adventure sport, which is a major part of training in armed forces. Sport climbing develops stimulation towards the occurring hurdles and spontaneous decision-making power by analyzing the condition. The physical and mental strength of a person becomes much more efficient when S/he practices adventure sports.
Bharath is one of the emerging star climbers of India who has been winning championships from a very young age of 4. In 2016, he wishes to participate in the Sport Climbing World Cup that is to will held in India.
|Year||Name of the Championship||Medals|
|2008||Asian Youth Championship in Indonesia||3 Silver Medals|
|2011||Asian Youth Championship Singapore||2 Silver Medals|
|2011||National Sport Climbing Championship||Winner|
|2012||National Sport Climbing Championship||Winner|
|2013||National Sport Climbing Championship||Winner|
|2014||National Sport Climbing Championship||Winner|
|2015||21st National Sport Climbing Championship||2 Golds in Lead Climbing and Bouldering, 1 Bronze in Speed|
|2015||Asian Youth Championship, Malaysia||1 Silver Medal|
The young champion doesn’t get everything easy. He wakes up at 4 every morning and trains at Kanteerva Stadium and Equilibrium Climbing Station under his coach, Keerthi Pais, before heading for school and gets back to training in the evening. As a result, he has very little time for homework and studies but 10 years of climbing has taught him the art of time management.
Bharath is a class 10th student of Clarence School, Bangalore and a climber from his childhood. Bharath’s father Subhash Pereira said parents should introduce their children to new things, sports and activities only then they can succeed and achieve something in life. “Bharath and I wake up early in the morning, I accompany him to his practice. He practices daily no matter which season it is. After we return from the practice, his mother, who wakes up early in the morning to pack nutritious food for him for the whole day as training can get quite intense and then he leaves for school. So it is a united effort we all are making,” said Bharath’s father.
“Bharath is the only student of Clarence school who participates in Sport Climbing. We know his potential so we provide them leave for his practice as well. He is extremely talented and know to manage his time between sport and academics” said Dr.Jerry Mathew, Principal Clarence School.
Started at a young age, Bharath still continues with his dedication of improving every day. He is one of those unique climbers, who perform in all three categories of sport climbing Lead, Bouldering and Speed. All three categories test different skills, strength and techniques.
“I love this sport, it is a unique sport where you have to use mental abilities with physical strength. My sport requires risk taking ability to conquer the fear in mind,” said Bharath with a confident smile.
Bharath has won silver recently in Asian Youth Championship and now it’s time for preparation for his board exams and 2016 Sport Climbing World Cup.
(Image Source-Keerthi Pais)
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