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Indian cyclists claim four medals on day 4 of Asian Track Cycling Championship

New Delhi: Day 4 of the Asian Track Cycling Championship witnessed stellar performances from Indian cyclists, showcasing their prowess on the international stage. Amidst the thrilling competition, India’s cycling contingent clinched a total of 4 medals, including 2 Gold and 2 Silver, further cementing their dominance in the sport.

In a remarkable display of skill and determination, Harshita Jakhar of India emerged as a standout performer, claiming the Silver medal in the Individual Pursuit of the Women’s Junior category. Clocking an impressive time of 2:32.081s, Jakhar exhibited sheer grit and tenacity throughout the race, narrowly missing out on the Gold medal to Mariya Yelkina of Kazakhstan. Reflecting on her achievement, Jakhar remarked, “It’s been an incredible journey, and I’m honored to have represented my country on this prestigious platform. I want to mention that It couldn’t be possible without the support of my family, today my mother witnessed the race and she was shouting throughout my race. I’m thankful to my family for unconditional support for my passion. My father Rakesh Kumar is also an International Cyclists & Coach in Railways. I got inspiration from him to be a cyclists and represent India.”

In the Para Cycling events, Indian athletes continued their winning streak, with Arshad Shaikh securing his 3rd Gold medal of the championships. Shaikh’s stellar performance was complemented by Aryavardhan Cheelampalli, who clinched the Silver in the Individual Pursuit of the C2 category. Meanwhile, Jyoti Gaderiya showcased her prowess in the Para Women’s category, clinching her 3rd Gold medal in the Individual Pursuit event with a commendable time of 5:19.888s.

Harshita Jakhar

Suhani Kumari’s commendable 6th place finish in the Point Race further underscored India’s strong presence in the competition, reaffirming the nation’s status as a force to be reckoned with in the world of track cycling.

With today’s remarkable achievements, India continues to soar to greater heights in the realm of cycling, inspiring a new generation of athletes and cementing its status as a powerhouse in the sport.

 

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