New Delhi [India]- Asian Track Cycling Championships, organised by Cycling Federation of India, began today at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, New Delhi. Participants from 15 nations are contending in this enthralling biking event where cyclists from Asian countries are attempting to enhance their ranking en route to receive Globe Championships. India has an added advantage to carry out at their home track.
The opening day of the 41st Senior, 28th Junior Asian Track and also 10th Para Track Cycling Championships observed 12 finals out of which 4 were for Para Championships.
Indian team landed one Silver and also 6 Bronze medals in the 41st Elderly and 28th Junior Asian Biking Championships while 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze in the 10th Para Track Cycling Championships.
Team India opened their medal tally with a Silver medal in the Junior Female 4km team quest event, Pooja Dhanole, Himanshi Singh, Reet Kapoor & Jasmeek Kaur Sekhon clocked 4:54.034 s versus Oriental motorcyclists Kim Chaeyeon, Cheon Yunyeong, Kim Eunsong, An Yeongseo who clocked 4:47.360 s as well as bagged Gold while Kazakhstan bagged Bronze of the occasion with 4:48.872 s. In the certifying round kept in the morning session, the Indian Team clocked 4:54.884 s and also topped Kazakhstan and also Uzbekistan Riders and also positioned 2nd in the heats to qualify for the final.
In the Elderly Ladies 4Km Group Search event, the Indian riders containing Rejiye Kh Devi, Chayanika Gogoi, Meenakshi and also Monika Jat outplayed Uzbekistan bikers Evegeniya Golotina, Madina Kakhkhorova, Margarita Misyurina, Yania Kuskova to protect bronze medal by clocking 4:44.699 s against 4:47.545 s of Uzbekistan. After a space of 17 years, the Indian group can win any type of medal in the Elderly Females group in any Oriental Track Biking Championships. Gold & Silver of the event was won by Korea (Jumi Lee, Jieun Shin, Youri Kim, Ahreum Na) and also Kazakhstan respectively.
Meenakshi stated after the event that it was a neck-to-neck fight & I was watching the Uzbek cyclists who were giving an excellent competition yet we provided our finest and the result remained in our favour. I more than happy that I became part of the Indian team that won the first-ever medal in the Senior classification in any type of Eastern Track Biking Championships.