India tops medal tally in Track Asia Cup Biking

India tops medal tally in Track Asia Cup Biking

Uzbekistan finished overall second with 4 gold and 3 silver while Malaysia secured third place with 4 gold and one silver. India topped the medal tally with 10 gold, 8 silver and 7 bronze medals since the championship came to an end in the IGI Sports Complex here. The home team clinched 2 gold and 1 bronze final day on Wednesday.

Uzbekistan finished overall second with 4 gold and 3 silver while Malaysia secured third place with 4 gold and one silver.

Ronaldo once more hogged the limelight by winning a gold in junior men’s Keirin event, his fourth of the match. The junior world champion team member Ronaldo had previously collected a gold each in sprint, 1km time trial and team sprint junior events. In keirin, from five rounds, cyclists need to win through their pace in the past 2.5 rounds and Ronaldo completed before Kazakhstan riders Arlanbek and Alexandr Safarov who won silver and bronze respectively.

“This is the best ever performance of my career and in each event I improved my time, this is quite significant and with the blessings of my loved ones, I attained it,” Ronaldo said after winning his fourth gold.

Esow Alben, current world number 1, also won a gold in guys’ elite keirin event and gathered crucial points necessary to qualify for the 2020 Olympics.

Deborah Harold and Mayuri Lute of India had a disappointing outing in women’s elite keirin since they weren’t able to enter the top six.

Cycling Federation of India Chairman Onkar Singh said,”Our junior cyclists produced stellar performances during Track Asia Cup to demonstrate their abilities and tactics. Elite cyclists gathered crucial points during contest to make an chance to qualify for Olympics. I am pleased with the performances of Indian cyclists.”

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