Hosts India got off to a great start on Saturday by winning 10 medals, including gold, at the Asian Track Cycling Championships on the first day of the competition. The opening day of the 41st Senior, 28th Junior Asian Track and 10th Para Track Cycling Championships saw 12 finals, four of which were for the Para Championship. The Indians won one silver and six bronze medals in the senior and junior competitions and one gold, one silver and one bronze medal in the para competitions.
The Indian team made its debut with a silver medal in the Junior Women’s 4km Team Chase Competition in which Pooja Dhanule, Himanshi Singh, Reet Kapoor and Jasmeek Kaur Sekhon defeated Korean riders KIM Chaeyeon, Cheon Yunyeong, KimN Eunsong and KimN Eunsong. Against 4: 54.034 seconds. Who won the gold medal with a time of 4: 47.360 seconds. Kazakhstan won the bronze medal with a time of 4: 48.872 seconds.
In the Senior Women’s 4km Team Pursuit event, Indian riders consisting of Reggie Khedevi, Chayanika Gogoi, Meenakshi and Monica Jat, defeated Uzbek riders Evgenia Golotina, Medina Kakhorova, Margareta Misiurina and Yanya Koskova.
After a gap of 17 years, the Indian team has won a medal in the women’s senior category at any of the Asian Track Cycling Championships. The gold and silver medals in the event were won by Korea (Jimmy Lee, Jeon Shin, Yuri Kim, Ahrim Na) and Kazakhstan respectively.
The Indians won another bronze medal when Neeraj Kumar, Burjit Yumanam, Ashirwad Saxena and Granur Poonia finished third in the junior men’s 4km team chase with a time of 4: 22.737 seconds. Kazakhstan won the gold medal while Korea won the silver medal.
India won another bronze medal in the senior men’s 4km team chase. Japan won the gold medal while Korea won the silver medal.
India’s head coach VN Singh was a proud man after the home team’s display on the opening day.
“India has come a long way in endurance competitions. It was difficult to complete the race almost eight years ago but now the scenario has changed and Indian riders are not only completing the race but also winning medals,” he said.
In the women’s senior team sprint event, India’s Trisha Pal, Shoshikala Agashe and Mauri Lotte, who accused former head coach RK Sharma of sexual harassment during a recent training tour of Slovenia, won the bronze medal with a time of 50.438 seconds. Won
Korea’s Sun Yong CHO, Hee Ji Park and Hyunsuo Huang won the gold medal with a time of 49.685 seconds, while Japan’s Ryo Ohta, Yuka Kobayashi and Mina Sato won the silver medal with a time of 49.973 seconds.
In the Elite Men’s Team Sprint event, India’s David Beckham, Ronaldo Singh and Rojit Singh won bronze with a time of 44.627 seconds. Japan won the gold medal while Malaysia won the silver medal.
In the junior women’s team sprint event, Korean riders Yunseo NA, Doye KIM and Chaeyeon KIM set a new Asian record with a timing of 51.607 seconds to win gold. Malaysia won silver while India won bronze.
In the junior men’s team sprint event, Korea won gold, while Kazakhstan and Malaysia won silver and bronze, respectively. India finished fourth.
In the Para-Women’s C1-C5 500m Time Trial event, India’s Jyoti Gadaria won the gold medal ahead of teammate Geeta Rao with a time of 58.283 seconds.
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