India earns two bronze medals in Track Asia Cup

Sanuraj won the bronze in the 1km Time Trial Men Junior, while the second bronze of the day came in the Team Pursuit 4km Race.

India took its medal tally in the Track Asia Cup 2016 to eight medals.   -  Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

Indian cyclists continued their fine performance on the day two of the Track Asia Cup 2016, bagging two bronze medals, here today.

Sanuraj P won the bronze in the 1km Time Trial Men Junior, while the second bronze of the day came in the Team Pursuit 4km Race.

Sanuraj finished with a timing of 1:07.902 to clinch the third position. The gold medal was won by TSZ Chun Law of Hong Kong, with a time of 1:07.015, while the silver was claimed by Muhammad Danieal Haikkal of Malaysia, who clocked 1:07.871.

In the men’s junior category, team consisting of Sachin Desai, Raju Bati, Sandesh Uppar and Ashwin Patil left behind the team from Hong Kong to claim the third spot.

Kazakhstan won the gold and the second place was taken by UAE.

“World No. 6 cyclist Sahil was suppose to participate in the team event and we were confident of winning a gold.

However, despite losing Sahil to an injury during the training session, the team managed to bag a bronze,” India coach R.K. Sharma said.

Meanwhile, in 1km Time Trial Men Elite, India failed to finish on the podium.