Ronaldo Singh clinches gold in Asian Track Cycling C'ships; India bag three bronze as well
Indian cyclist Ronaldo Singh did the nation proud by bagging a gold in the men's junior Keirin event at the Asian Track Cycling Championships.
Indian cyclist Ronaldo Singh did the nation proud by bagging a gold in the men's junior Keirin event at the Asian Track Cycling Championships being staged at Jincheon in South Korea. Along with the 17-year old, James Singh also won a medal. He clinched bronze in the junior Keirin event as well.
Apart from two individual medals, team India also managed to secure two bronze medals in the men's junior team sprint and the women's junior team sprint category respectively.
The trio of Paul Collingwood, Rojit Singh and Ronaldo Singh clocked 46.221 seconds in their team sprint event, and came third with Korea and China clinching gold and silver respectively. Korea, represented by Sangmok Lee, Seojun Kang and Juyong Shin clocked 45.548 seconds, while China's Yijun Huang, Tianci Bao and Tengfei Xue finished their sprint in 46.901 seconds.
In the women's junior team sprint event, Triyasha Paul and Nikita Nisha finished with a timing of 36.571 seconds, while the Chinese duo of Bingbing Fan and Lei Qi got gold with a timing of 34.620 seconds. The Korean pair of Minjeong Kim and Jieun Shin got silver after managing to complete their sprint in 36.827 seconds.
The Sports Authority of India took to Twitter to congratulate all the medal winners at the event.
"Ronaldo Singh won the gold medal in men’s junior Kierin event at the Asian Track Cycling C’ships in Incheon, Korea. James Singh got bronze in same event. India also secured 2 bronze medals in men’s and women’s Jr. sprint team. Congratulations to all.#KheloIndia," the tweet read.
Earlier this year, Ronaldo Singh had created an Junior Asian record during the Track Asia Cup in September this year in New Delhi, clocking 10.065 seconds during the event to break the previous record that was held by China's Liu Qi who had completed the 200 meters in 10.149 seconds in 2018.
Coach RK Sharma, after Ronaldo's efforts in Delhi had lavished praise on the Indian cycling contingent stating, "Juniors are doing well and many more records will break in the coming years. Team is preparing hard and results are coming forward.”