Asian Track Championship: Cyclist Ronaldo Singh Laitonjam produces background, ends up being 1st Indian to win silver medal
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Ronaldo Singh on Wednesday scripted background as he came to be the very first Indian bicyclist to win a silver in a continental event in the elderly group by ending up 2nd in the sprint occasion on the ending day of theAsian Track Championship
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Ronaldo’s task was the most effective efficiency by any type of Indian bicyclist in a continental champion. He offered a difficult battle to Japan’s knowledgeable biker Kento Yamasaki however do with a silver.
Yamasaki beat Ronaldo in back-to-back races to end up on top of the platform. Kazakhstan’s Andrey Chugay won the bronze in case.
“This (Ronaldo’s silver) was the first silver won by an Indian in Asian Championships. No Indian has won gold in our history, so his silver winning feat is the best ever performance by an Indian in continental championships,” Cycling Federation of India chairman Onkar Singh informed PTI
Singh is likewise the secretary-general of theAsian Cycling Confederation
Ronaldo Singh Laitonjam, the World Junior Champion won the country’s first-ever global medal in the 1km Time Trial occasion by asserting a bronze in the Men’s Elite Category in the Asian Track Cycling Championships, 2022. pic.twitter.com/ZY9MDC94w6— MyGov Manipur (@manipurmygov) June 22, 2022
Ronaldo’s silver on Wednesday was his 3rd medal of the champions. He had earlier won bronze medals in a 1km time test and also group sprint occasions.
In the early morning, Ronaldo beat Kazakhstan’s Chugay in the semifinal. The Indian shed the very first race however recuperated to win the following 2 to storm right into the last.
“Gold was in my mind but I’m also happy with the first-ever silver. This is the best ever performance of my career. In every tournament I improved my technique, this is most important,” Ronaldo stated.
On Tuesday, globe junior champ and also Asian document owner Ronaldo developed a nationwide document in the 200m flying time test by breaching the 10 secs obstacle on method to the semifinals of the guys’s Elite sprint race occasion.
The residence group won one silver and also 2 bronze medals on the last day.
Indian younger bicyclist Birjit Yumnam won a bronze in the 15km Points Race with 23 factors. Korea’s Sungyeon Lee won the silver with 24 factors while Farrukh Bobosherov of Uzbekistan got the gold.
The huge shock of the day was 19-year- old Chayanika Gogoi, that opened up the Indian tally with bronze over Kazakhstan’s medal much-loved Rinata Sultanova in 10km Women Scratch Race finals. Youri Kim won the gold while Kie Furuyama of Japan secured the silver.
The Asian Junior and also Para champions were likewise being held all at once at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium veledrome.
There were a handful of accidents on the last day which saw 10 finals.
Japan covered the mixed medal tally with 18 gold, 7 silver and also 2 bronze.
In the first-rate area, the Indian biking group ended up fifth with 23 medals (2 Gold, 6 Silver, 15 Bronze).
Korea ended up second with 12 gold, 14 silver and also 3 bronze medals while Kazakhstan safeguarded 3rd location with 4 gold, 4 silver and also 3 bronze.