It was a memorable day for the Odia cyclists on the Asian Monitor Biking Championships which kicked off on the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi on Saturday.
India’s biking group consisting of Odisha bicycle owner Swasti Singh completed third to win bronze within the elite girls group pursuit occasion. That is India’s first-ever medal in biking in any occasion of the elite part.
In the meantime, Indian males’s Staff, which included Odisha’s Dinesh Kumar additionally received bronze in group pursuit occasion.
Hosts India made a shiny begin to their marketing campaign by bagging 10 medals, together with a gold, on the opening day of the grand occasion.
The opening day of the forty first Senior, twenty eighth Junior Asian Monitor and tenth Para Monitor Biking Championships witnessed 12 finals out of which 4 had 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 had been received within the Para occasions.
India chief coach VN Singh was on the blue moon after the show of the house group on the opening day.
“India has progressed quite a bit within the endurance occasions, round final eight years in the past it was tough to finish the race however now the situation has modified and Indian riders aren’t solely finishing the races but in addition successful the medals,” he stated.