Asian Cycling: Silver medallist two days ago, carries medal trays

Mar 14, 2013, 09:26 IST | IANS

Two days after 16-year-old T Manorama Devi made India proud by winning a silver in the junior category of the Asian Cycling Championships, she was found holding medal trays during felicitation of the senior riders

Manorama of Manipur along with Deborah of Andaman and Nicobar islands were the stars for India in the track events held at the Indira Gandhi velodrome.

The Manipuri girl was seen carrying the trays with her senior teammate Sunita Devi and Anjana for the road race event at the Buddh International Circuit here.

Cycle Federation of India Onkar Singh said that it was matter of honour for the girls to stand alongside the Asian Champions. “I don’t know what the fuss is all about. It is a matter of honour for the junior cyclists to share the dias with Asian Champions. We thought our girls will feel good by doing this. We thought it would be quite innovative,” Singh said.

Besides the silver in junior keirin, Manorama had also won a bronze in the team sprint with Deborah. 

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