Asian Track Cycling: Para-cyclists excel as India bags 2 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze on Day Two

New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS): India bagged four medals including two gold medals on the second day of the Asian Track Cycling Championships 2024, showing their remarkable prowess on the track, securing a commendable array of medals across various categories here on Thursday.

In a display of sheer determination and skill, Malaysia dominated the proceedings on the day, clinching an impressive five gold medals along with two silver and one bronze. India emerged as a formidable force, capturing the spotlight with two gold, one silver, and one bronze medal. All of India's medals came from the Para events, underscoring the nation's commitment to inclusivity and excellence in sports.

Para-athlete Pavan Kumar Kommoji demonstrated exceptional talent, clinching the bronze medal in the fiercely contested C3 class 15km Scratch final race. The gold and silver medals in this event were secured by Adi Raimik of Malaysia and Indonesia's Tifan Abid Alana, respectively.

Arshad Shaikh and Jalaluddin Ansari secured gold and silver in the C2 15km Scratch finals. Meanwhile, in the women's C2 category of the 15km scratch race, Jyoti Gaderiya emerged as a lone warrior, pedalling her way to claim the gold for India.

Despite facing tough competition, Indian cyclists exhibited outstanding performance throughout the day. Although Mayuri Dhanraj Lute and Trishya Paul narrowly missed out on a medal in the Women's Elite Sprint category, their spirited efforts did not go unnoticed.

In the Men's Junior Scratch race, Sujal Yadav showcased remarkable resilience, securing the 5th position, while Kazakhstan, Chinese Taipei, and Hong Kong claimed the gold, silver, and bronze medals, respectively. Similarly, in the Women's Junior Scratch Race, JP Dhanyadha secured the 7th position, while Wen Xin Huang of Chinese Taipei clinched the gold.



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