NEW DELHI: India had a successful exit in Asian Track Cycling Championship with two bronze medals here on Monday.
Ronaldo Sing won the country’s first-ever international medal in the 1 km time trial. After three days, India has 20 medals in the pot.
Junior world champion and Asian record holder Ronaldo rode the cycle at a speed of 58.254 km/h and clocked a time of 1:01.798 to enter the rankings.
He won the bronze medal in the senior men’s 1 km time trial. It 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), the Malaysian cyclist Mohammad Fadhil clocked 1:01.639s to win the silver medal.
“I came here for gold but I had to settle for bronze. I just repeated my performance from last year, which was not enough for gold, to change the color of the medal .
“I have to focus more on my technique,” Ronaldo said.
On his Olympic plans, Ronaldo added: “I would like to put together a team for the team sprint event where we have already won a world junior medal. It would give more visibility to the Indian cycling team, opening the way to the versatility of our performance as a nation.”
Another bronze was added by Birjit Yumnam who broke away from Ilya Karabutov (Kazakhstan) and Amir Ali (Iran) after 35 laps to grab third position in the 40-lap 10km race for junior men.
Hwarang KIM of Korea won the gold medal, while Zulfahmi Aiman from Malaysia finished second.
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