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India wins 6 medals on opening day of the Track Asia Cup 2016

  • Track Asia Cup 2016, NR Priyadarshini, Anu Chutia
    Gold medal winners India's NR Priyadarshini and Anu Chutia

    In the women elite, 500m Deborah won the gold, clocking 35.964s. Mohd. Adnan Farina Shawati of Malaysia and Yin Yin from Hong Kong bagged the silver and bronze medals respectively.

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    Deborah competes to win gold in the 500m Women's Elite event

    Deborah Herold did not disappoint her team and took home two gold medals on day one at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex Velodrome.

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    Gold medallists India's Deborah and K Vargheese

    In the team sprint women elite event, the Indian team comprising Deborah Herold and Kezia Vargheese beat the team from Kazakhstan to bag the gold medal with a timing of 35.962s.

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    Gold medallist India's Deborah reacts at the award ceremony

    A bronze medal was awarded to Rajkumari Devi, due to walkover at the women elite pursuit 3kms event.

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    NR Priyadarshini and Anu Chutia compete to win gold

    Talking about her achievement Deborah Herold said, "I was suffering from back pain for the last 10 days but this has been an excellent start for me. I am hoping on to keep the medal tally rising.

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    Gold medallist India's Deborah with silver medallist and bronze medal winners of Malaysia and Hongkong

    In the men elite team sprint event, the team from Iran bagged the gold medal with a time of 46.330s while Malaysia and Kazakhstan bagged the silver and bronze medals respectively with timing of 47.999s and 47.641s.

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    Gold medallist Iranian team, silver medallist Malaysian team and bronze medal winning Kzakhstan

    India's junior team lived up to the expectation of their coach R K Sharma, who had claimed a day before the event that the colts are expected to add on medals to the Indian tally.

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    India wins 6 medals on opening day of the Track Asia Cup 01

    Indian colt bagged a silver medal sin the team sprint event beating Kazakhstan with a timing of 49.299s.

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    India wins 6 medals on opening day of the Track Asia Cup

    The junior women team also bagged a gold in the team sprint event.

  • Track Asia Cup 2016, A Raji, Silver medallist
    Silver medallist A Raji (L), Gold medallist of Malaysia and bronze medal winner of Uzbekistan

    Another star for India was Alena Reji, who was taking part in her first international event as she won a silver beating Jantuganova Olga from Uzbekistan.

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