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After men, Indian women junior cyclists top the world ranking charts

After men, Indian women junior cyclists top the world ranking charts

Sohinee Basu

Published: 14 Jan 2020 4:10 PM GMT

There is no stopping India from pedaling their way towards glory as the Indian junior women's squad has also raced towards victory having topped the ranking charts. After the men's team secured the Number 1 ranking across all four Sprint events, the girls also levelled up by securing the top spot in the Junior Individual Keirin and Junior Team Sprint events.


The duo of Triyasha Paul and Nisha Nikita claimed the top rank in the UCI charts in the Junior Team Sprint event while Nisha Nikita also emerged on the top rung of the ladder in the Junior Individual Keirin event. Recently, rising cyclist Ronaldo Singh has fetched top honours too with 1530 points secured on the board in the Junior Individual Sprint event.

It's an immense moment of pride for the country with laurels coming in from the cycling velodrome, from both the men's and the women's categories. In the Junior Individual Keirin category, Nisha Nikita notched a total of 794.5 points to come out on top of the rankings and throttle India to the summit. Closely behind Nikita was Ella Sibley of Australia with 755 points while France's Kouame Taky Marie Divine trailed behind at 742.5 points.

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The young Nisha Nikita also proved to be instrumental in the Junior Team Sprint event where she paired up with Triyasha Paul. The duo raced on to secure a whopping 1105 points on the board and bypassed China's 1050 points comfortably, while Poland drifted in at the third position with just 650 points.

The days are looking bright for cycling ahead in the country with youngsters pressing hard on the pedal and sprinting towards the glory, ensuring the spokes of their wheel never stop running till they reach the finish line first.

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