Indian cyclists continue to disappoint at CWG

Glasgow: Indian cyclists` dismal show continued at the Commonwealth Games as they failed to qualify for the finals of both Men`s 4000m Individual pursuit and Women`s 3000m Individual pursuit events on second day of the track cycling competition, here on Friday.

In the men`s 4000m individual pursuit, three Indians -- Manjeet Singh, Sombir and Amit Kumar -- finished poorly at 16th, 17th and 18th place respectively in a field of 19 cyclists.
Pakistan`s Muhammad Shakeel did not start the contest, so technically the three Indians finished at the bottom of the table at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.

The first four cyclists have qualified for the finals with Australia`s Jack Bobridge finishing on top with a timing of 4:19.211 seconds.

Manjeet clocked 4:55.164, while Sombir`s timing was 4:57.202 and Amit finished last after clocking 4:58.444. In women`s 3000m individual pursuit, Sunita Yanglem failed to make the cut after finishing 17th with a timing of 4:07.614 in a field, which witnessed 19 cyclists contesting.

The first four have qualified for the finals of the event with England`s Joanna Rowsell emerging on top, clocking 3:29.038 seconds. She also achieved the Games record in the process.

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