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India top medal tally in Track Asia Cup

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India top medal tally in Track Asia Cup

India topped the medal tally with seven gold, nine silver and five bronze medals in the Track Asia Cup at the IGI Sports Complex here today.

Indian Cycling team today finished their campaign by winning four medals, including two silver and two bronze on final day of the tournament.

China finished second with four gold and two silver medals while Indonesia secured third place with four Gold, one silver and two bronze medals.

In the morning session, India juniors Mayur Pawar and J K Ashwin secured silver and bronze respectively in Sprint event.

Mayur clocked 11.045s with a speed of 65.188km/hr, while Ashwin finished in 11.098s with 64.877km/hr speed.

Indonesia's Terry Yudha won gold with 10.850s, his speed was 66.359km/hr. The bronze medal of Women Elite Sprint event was won by P Nayana Rajesh with 11.940s. China's Chaorui Song and Yufang Guo bagged the gold & silver respectively.

Ranjit Singh added a silver to India's tally after clinching the medal in Men Keirin event. Malaysia's Muhammad Fadhil won the gold, while his teammate Muhammad Khairil Nizam Rasol bagged the bronze.

In Men Omnium event, Ashton Lambe of USA added a silver to the gold medal that he won yesterday in the 4Km Individual Pursuit event.

Kazakhstan's Assylkhan Turar secured the gold with 163 points, while China's Liang Guo earned 135 points to clinch the bronze.

Biggest upset for India was when Deborah finished fifth in her favourite event Keirin, even though she secured a berth for the World Cup.

In Keirin, out of 5 rounds, in last 2.5 rounds cyclists have to defeat through their speed.

China cyclists Shanju Bao and Chaorui Song claimed gold and silver respectively, while P Nayana Rajesh, who is representing India's second team 'SAINCA' claimed bronze. 



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