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India open with five medals in Track Asia Cup

New Delhi: The Indian contingent brought cheers to the hosts' camp by winning five medals (1Gold, 3 Silver & 1 Bronze) on the opening day of the Track Asia Cup at the IG Stadium Complex Velodrome here on Wednesday.

Anu Chutia opened India's campaign by winning a silver medal in the 500 meter Race Distance event in the Junior Women category. In the event, there was no match of new cycling sensation SAI National Cycling Academy (SAINCA's) Amritha Reghunathan (39.927s) who grabbed gold after beating India's Anu Chutia (40.093).

In Women Elite event of 500m Race Distance, India's 20 year old Deborah managed to get silver medal in 35.776 seconds, after losing to Korea's Kim Wangyeong who completed in 35.179 seconds. Deborah improved her own national record of 37.680 seconds in the same event which she created in the National Games early this year in Kerala.

Indian Junior Women was much better today and showed very good temperament. Junior Women Team of Anu Chutia and Rajesh Nayana won Gold Medal for India in Team Sprint event with a timing of 39.702s. Uzbekistan won the silver of this event with a timing of 41.852.

While Women elite team of Deborah and Kezia Vargheese won Silver in Team Sprint event with a timing of 37.402 while Korea (35.835) won the Gold of this event.

One Bronze for India also came in Team Sprint event in Junior Men Category where Team of Emerson, Arkaprava Baul & Ranjith Singh showed their best pedaling and clocked 51.067.

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