Para-cycling coach aims for more after Asian C’ship success

Aditya Mehta helped India secure a silver and two bronze medals; the team was congratulated for its performance by sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore.

India’s sports minister (third from left) alongside the para-cycling contingent in New Delhi on Thursday.   -  Special Arrangement

The Indian cycling squad for the Asian Para-Cycling Championship was congratulated for its success by sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore at the Sports Authority of India premises in New Delhi. The team had procured a silver and two bronze medals at the event.

Its coach Aditya Mehta is encouraged by the result and has expressed his intention to aim for an even better performance at the World Para-Cycling Championship later this year. He called this moment of success “just the start.”

Aim to 'achieve much more'

Mehta said, “We will continue to work hard as this is just the start. I want to train these athletes to get better each day and achieve much more in the future.”

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K. Duttatraya, India’s team manager from the Cycling Federation of India, said, “It is a very proud moment for us as these brave hearts have defied all the odds again and brought back great laurels for the country.”