Track Asia Cup: India adds two gold to tally

Indian cyclists added two gold, three silver and as many bronze medals on the penultimate day of Track Asia Cup at the Indira Gandhi Cycling Velodrome.

Sahil Kumar, Raju Bati, Sonali Chanu, and Amritha Reghunathan were among the Indian stars on the penultimate day.   -  Shiv Kumar Pushpakar (Representative Image)

Indian cyclists added two gold, three silver and as many bronze medals on the penultimate day of Track Asia Cup at the Indira Gandhi Cycling Velodrome here on Wednesday.

Sahil Kumar opened India’s tally with a bronze when he finished in 1:06.645s in the men’s 1km time trial event. The gold was won by Malaysia’s Muhammad Fadhil (1:04.028) and silver went to Kazakhstan’s Abdul Aziz (1:05.858).

The team of Manjeet Singh, Dinesh Kumar, A. Bike Singh and Manohar Lal won the first gold of the day for India when they pipped Kazakhstan in a team pursuit. Sports Authority of India National Cycling Academy (SAINCA) secured the bronze in the event.

In the 3km individual junior pursuit, gold and silver were awarded to India’s Raju Bati (3:35.172s) and Anil Manglaw (3:41.888s) respectively. Anil pedalled the cycle with a speed of 50.192km/hr to claim the top honours.

SAINCA’s Devkishan Sharan won bronze with 3:42.373s. Kazakhstan and UAE were far behind and ended fifth and sixth respectively. Ashton Lambe of the U.S. won the gold in the 4km individual pursuit. He caught and crossed Uzbekistan rider to win the title. Kazakhstan rider overlapped Indian cyclist Manjeet Singh similarly to win bronze.

Sonali Chanu and Amritha Reghunathan earned silver and bronze respectively in the 3km individual pursuit. Indonesia’s Ayustina Delia won gold.

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