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India Wins Two Bronze On Day 3 Of Asian Cycling Meet

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New Delhi, June 20 (PTI): India enjoyed a successful outing at the Asian Track Cycling Championship with two Bronze medals here on Monday.

Ronaldo Singh bagged the country’s first-ever international medal in the 1km time trial event. After three days, India has 20 medals in the kitty.

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World junior champion and Asian record holder Ronaldo pedalled the cycle with a speed of 58.254 km/hr and clocked 1:01.798s to come in the leaderboard.

He won the Bronze medal in the 1km time trial event of men’s senior category. This was his and India’s first-ever medal in this event.

Yuta Obara of Japan won Gold with 1:01.118s (speed 59.902 km/h), Malaysia’s cyclist Mohammad Fadhil clocked 1:01.639s to claim the silver.

“I came here for the Gold but had to be satisfied with bronze. I just repeated my last year performance which was not enough for Gold, to change the colour of medal.

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“I have to focus more on my technique,” Ronaldo said.

About his Olympic plans, Ronaldo added, “I would like to build a team for the team sprint event where we have already won a world junior medal. It would give more exposure to the Indian cycling team, paving the way for versatility in our performance as a nation.”

Another Bronze was added by Birjit Yumnam who pulled away from Ilya Karabutov (Kazakhstan) and Amir Ali (Iran) after 35 laps to claim the third position in the 40-lap race of 10km in men’s junior category.

Hwarang KIM of Korea secured the Gold, while Zulfahmi Aiman of Malaysia finished second.

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