Mahitha Mohan ends on a high with three gold in cycling

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).


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