Manipur and Punjab share spoils in cycling

Last Updated: Monday, February 21, 2011 - 21:40

Ranchi: Gurpreet Kaur bagged two gold medals
as international rider Ch Rameshori Devi continued her golden
run with her fourth yellow metal at the Sidho Kanhu Velodrome
in the 34th National Games here on Monday.

Riding on Gurpreet and Rameshori`s performances, Manipur
and Punjab bagged two gold medals each to dominate the
competition.

Having claimed a hat-trick of gold medals yesterday,
Rameshori clinched the women`s 200m sprint, pipping her
statemate K Suchitra Devi and stopping the clock at 13.876.

Kerala`s Kezia Verghese settled for the third spot.

Manipur clinched their second gold in cycling in men`s
200m sprint through O Bikram Singh. Asia Cup (Japan round)
bronze medallist Bikram Singh clinched his second gold when he
stopped the clock at 13.338 en route to the 200m sprint title.

Punjab`s Amrit Singh and R L Manoj of Services bagged the
second and third spots respectively.

Pankaj Kumar of Haryana clinched the men`s 6km scratch
title with a timing of 09:51.30 as Amandeep Singh (Punjab) and
Manpreet Singh Kalsi of Maharashtra settled for silver and
bronze.

Gurpreet earned Punjab the title in women`s 4km scratch
clocking 07:27.723, while Rejani V (Kerala) and T Nita Devi
(Manipur) bagged the silver and bronze medal.

She bagged her second gold of the day logging 25 points
en route to the title in the 16km points race as Th Helen Devi
of Manipur (21) was pushed to the second spot.

Rejani V of Kerala logged 17 for the third place.

PTI



First Published: Monday, February 21, 2011 - 21:40

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