Mahitha Mohan ends on a high with three gold in cycling

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 20:11

Ranchi: International rider Mahitha Mohan
On Wednesday clinched the women`s 28km individual road time trial
title to end the cycling campaign with three gold medals in
the 34th National Games.

Sombir Singh of Services won the men`s 42km individual
road time trial title as the five-day cycling competition came
to an end here.

Overall, riding on Ch Rameshwari Devi`s four gold-medal
haul, Manipur topped the cycling medals tally with six gold,
five silver and one bronze, followed by Punjab (5-5-7) and
Services (4-4-1).

Earlier today, in the men`s 42km individual road time
trial event, Sombir clocked 55:52 to bag the gold, while
Punjab`s Harpreet Singh (57:10) and Haryana`s Pankaj Kumar
(57:17) took the silver and bronze, respectively.

Mahitha reigned supreme in the women`s 28km individual
road time trial with a timing of 44:23 to cap a spectacular
National Games with hat-trick of gold medals.

Manipur`s Th Helen Devi (45:06) and Rajasthan`s Pana
Choudhary (45:30) settled for silver and bronze, respectively.

While Rameshwari Devi ended up with four gold (sprint
women, 1500m team TT, 3km team pursuit, 500m TT) and a silver
medal in Olympic sprint, Mahitha finished with three gold (3km
individual pursuit, Oly sprint and 28km road TT) and two
silver (1500m team TT, 3km team pursuit).

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 20:11
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