Hosts India made a vibrant begin to their marketing campaign on the Asian Monitor Biking Championships by bagging 10 medals, together with a gold, on the opening day of competitions on Saturday. The opening day of the forty first Senior, twenty eighth Junior Asian Monitor and tenth Para Monitor Biking Championships witnessed 12 finals out of which 4 have been for Para Championships. The Indians clinched one silver and 6 bronze medals within the senior and junior occasions, whereas one gold, one silver and one bronze have been gained within the Para occasions.
The Indian crew opened its tally with a silver medal within the junior ladies’s 4km crew pursuit occasion with Pooja Dhanole, Himanshi Singh, Reet Kapoor and Jasmeek Kaur Sekhon clocking 4:54.034s in opposition to Korean riders KIM Chaeyeon, Cheon Yunyeong, Kim Eunsong, AN Yeongseo, who clocked 4:47.360s to win the gold. Kazakhstan bagged the bronze with a timing of 4:48.872s.
In senior ladies’s 4km crew pursuit occasion, the Indian riders consisting of Rejiye Kh Devi, Chayanika Gogoi, Meenakshi and Monika Jat outclassed Uzbekistan riders Evegeniya Golotina, Madina Kakhkhorova, Margarita Misyurina, Yania Kuskova to safe a bronze medal by clocking 4:44.699s.
After a spot of 17 years, the Indian crew gained a medal within the senior ladies’s class in any Asian Monitor Biking Championships. Gold and silver within the occasion have been gained by Korea (Jumi Lee, Jieun Shin, Youri Kim, Ahreum Na) and Kazakhstan respectively.
The Indians clinched one other bronze when Niraj Kumar, Birjit Yumnam, Aashirwad Saxena and Gurnoor Poonia mixed to clock 4:22.737s and end third within the junior males’s 4km crew pursuit occasion. Kazakhstan gained the gold whereas Korea bagged the silver.
India secured one other bronze within the senior males’s 4km crew pursuit occasion. Japan gained the gold whereas Korea bagged the silver.
India chief coach VN Singh was a proud man after the show of the house crew on the opening day.
“India has progressed rather a lot within the endurance occasions, round 8 years in the past it was tough to finish the race however now the situation has modified and Indian riders are usually not solely finishing the races but additionally successful the medals,” he stated.
Within the ladies’s senior crew dash occasion, India’s Trishya Paul, Shushikala Agashe and Mayuri Lute, who had accused former chief coach RK Sharma of sexual harassment throughout a latest coaching tour of Slovenia, gained the bronze medal with a timing 50.438s.
Korea’s Sunyoung CHO, Hae Ji Park and Hyeonseo Hwang gained the gold, clocking 49.685s, whereas Japani’s Riyu Ohta, Yuka Kobayashi and Mina Sato bagged silver with a timing of 49.973s.
Within the elite males’s crew dash occasion, India’s David Beckham, Ronaldo Singh and Rojit Singh gained the bronze with a timing of 44.627s. Japan gained the gold whereas Malaysia bagged the silver.
In junior ladies’s crew dash occasion, Korean riders Yunseo NA, Doye KIM and Chaeyeon KIM created a brand new Asian report with a timing of 51.607s to win the gold. Malaysia gained the silver whereas India claimed the bronze.
Within the junior males’s crew dash occasion, Korea gained gold, whereas Kazakhstan and Malaysia bagged silver and bronze respectively. India completed fourth.
Within the para ladies C1-C5 500m time trial occasion, India’s Jyoti Gaderaya clocked 58.283s to win the gold forward of teammate Geeta Rao.
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