The Dancing Flame

Adidas encourages India to support unconventional sports and athletes in its Fan The Fire campaign

He pirouettes across the ice – spinning and spinning – till he finishes with an elegant landing. The ice skating rink sits empty at the crack of the dawn. There are no crowds to cheer for him, except for his mother writing to him from India. Who is this athlete, you ask? Nishchay Luthra, an 18-year-old Indian figure skater. And bringing to light Nishchay’s story is Adidas’ initiative, ‘Fan the Fire’.

There is no pretending that in our country, cricket often overshadows other sports. In this case, figure skating — especially in the men’s category. Luthra, a nine-time n


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