Asia cycling championships: India bag three medals

Thailand’s Supuksorn Nuntana raced away to claim her maiden gold medal of the Track Asia Cup cycling championship by lapping Bidiyaluxmi Devi in the women’s 3-km individual pursuit in one of the most one-sided of the four finals at the Yamuna Velodrome here on Thursday.

Thailand's Supuksorn Nuntana (left) won the three-km Women Elite Individual Pursuit Final ahead of India's Bidiyaluxmi Devi.   -  Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

Thailand’s Supuksorn Nuntana raced away to claim her maiden gold medal of the Track Asia Cup cycling championship by lapping Bidiyaluxmi Devi in the women’s 3-km individual pursuit in one of the most one-sided of the four finals at the Yamuna Velodrome here on Thursday.

Besides this silver, India also collected a bronze in the event when Rutuja Satpute expectedly lapped Bangladesh’s Shila Farhana Sultana. An assured bronze came the way of the host when, in the junior section, Aashu Sharma beat Amritha Reghunathan in the 2-km individual pursuit.

In the men and junior men sections, India drew a blank. Thailand (two), Korea and Iran’s second team – Iran Suren Team – claimed the gold medals at stake.

The results:

Men: 4-km Individual Pursuit: (for gold medal): Im Jae Yeon (Kor) lapped Magomed Mamedov (Astana-Kazakhstan); (for bronze): Sultanmurat Miraliyev (Kaz, 4:40.226) beat Roman Shukurov (Uzb, 4:45.997).

Women: 3-km Individual Pursuit (for gold medal): Supuksorn Nuntana (Tha) lapped Bidiyaluxmi Devi (SAINCA-India); (for bronze): Rutuja Satpute (Ind) lapped Shila Farhana Sultana (Ban).

Junior men: 3-km Individual Pursuit: (for gold medal): Yuttana Mano (Tha, 3:30.166) beat Andrey Izmaylov (Uzb, 3:34.934); (for bronze): Pouria Hosseini (Ira, 3:31.123) beat Sahil Kumar (Ind, 3:35.344).

Junior women: 2-km Individual Pursuit: (for gold medal): Foorozan Abdohlahi Arab (Iran Suren Team, 2:46.909) beat Nafosat Kozieva (Uzb, 2:59.001); (for bronze): Aashu Sharma (Ind, 2:47.652) beat Amritha Reghunathan (SAINCA-India, 2:55.825).