India bags 11 medals in Track Asia Cup cycling meet

New Delhi: India finished its campaign in the Track Asia Cup cycling meet by winning 11 medals, including three gold medals, three silver and five bronze medals, at the IG Sports Complex in New Delhi on Friday.

India were ranked third in the overall medals tally. South Korea finished at the top with six gold, three silver and three bronze medals while Uzbekistan secured second place with three gold and four silver medals.

On the final day, India won two gold and three bronze medals.

India’s young cycling sensation Deborah Herold made a fine start on the final day by winning the gold medal in the women elite sprint, clocking 13.614 seconds to beat South Korea’s Cho Sun Young (13.704 seconds).

Deborah also missed one medal opportunity as she fell down in her favourite Keiren event. On the final lap, she couldn’t maintain her balance and fell down on the track and after coming in contact of Deborah, Thailand’s Pannaray Rasee also lost her balance and collided. Deborah eventually settled for one gold and two silver medals.

n the junior women sprint final, India’s Nayana Rajesh bagged the gold medal in 13.510 seconds while Anu Chutia clinched the bronze in 13.822 seconds. The silver went to Fatemeh Hadavand of Iran in 13.623 seconds.

In the men junior section, Emerson bagged the bronze medal in the sprint final with a timing of 12.347 seconds. The gold medal of this event went to Thanawat Uraikit of Thailand.

The men’s junior team, consisting of Ranjith Singh, Sahil Kumar, Om Thalor Prakash and Sanju Udayan Abhjith won the bronze medal in the Team pursuit 4 km event, waving off tough competition with a timing of 4:46.643 seconds.

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