Gold Coast: Indian cyclists Deborah Deborah and Aleena Reji advanced to the quarter-finals in the women's sprint qualifying at the Commonwealth Games 2018, in Australia's Gold Coast on Friday.
In qualification stage, Deborah finished in 13th position clocking 11.484 seconds, while Aleena finished last with timing of 12.207.
Deborah's average speed was 62.696 kmph while Aleena's was 58.983 kmph.
Australia's Stephanie Morton finished top of qualifying, establishing a Games record. Her average speed was 68.415 kmph.
The top 16 riders qualify for the next round.
The second day of the ongoing 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia's Gold Coast took a brilliant start with Manipuri weightlifter Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu winning Gold in the women’s 53kg event at the Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre on Friday.
This was followed by country's promising boxer Nama Tanwar's victory over his Tanzanian opponent Haruna Mhando by a unanimous verdict.
The 19-year-old boxer defeated Tanzania’s Mhando by a unanimous verdict (30-26, 30-25, 30-26, 30-24, 30-24) to progress into the men’s 91kg quarter-finals.