Riders of India have fun their bronze medal throughout the award ceremony for the Elite Males Staff Dash. (AP Photograph)
NEW DELHI: Hosts India made a vivid begin to their marketing campaign on the Asian Observe Biking Championships by bagging 10 medals, together with a gold, on the opening day of competitions right here on Saturday.
The opening day of the forty first Senior, twenty eighth Junior Asian Observe and tenth Para Observe 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 staff opened its tally with a silver medal within the junior ladies’s 4km staff pursuit occasion with Pooja Dhanole, Himanshi Singh, Reet Kapoor and Jasmeek Kaur Sekhon clocking 4:54.034s towards 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 staff 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 niche of 17 years, the Indian staff gained a medal within the senior ladies’s class in any Asian Observe 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 staff pursuit occasion. Kazakhstan gained the gold whereas Korea bagged the silver.
India secured one other bronze within the senior males’s 4km staff 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 staff on the opening day.
“India has progressed lots within the endurance occasions, round 8 years in the past it was tough to finish the race however now the state of affairs has modified and Indian riders usually are not solely finishing the races but in addition successful the medals,” he stated.
Within the ladies’s senior staff 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 staff 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.
Within the junior ladies’s staff 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 staff 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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