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India tops medal tally in Track Asia Cup

Ronaldo Laitonjam picks his fourth gold of the meet

Ronaldo Laitonjam won his fourth gold of the meet as India picked up three medals on the concluding day to emerge overall champions in the Track Asia Cup cycling competition here on Wednesday.

India topped the medal tally with 10 gold, eight silver and seven bronze medals as the tournament came to an end at the IGI Sports Complex here. The home team clinched 2 golds and 1 bronze on final day on Wednesday.

Uzbekistan finished overall second with 4 golds and 3 silvers while Malaysia secured third place with 4 golds and a silver.

Ronaldo once again hogged the limelight by winning a gold in junior men’s keirin event, his fourth of the meet. Ronaldo had earlier collected a gold each in sprint, 1km time trial and team sprint junior events.

In keirin, Ronaldo finished ahead of Kazakhstan riders Arlanbek and Alexandr Safarov.

“This is the best ever performance of my career and in every event I improved my timing, this is most important and with the blessings of my family, I achieved it,” Ronaldo said after winning his fourth gold.

Esow Alben also won a gold in men’ elite keirin event. Deborah Harold and Mayuri Lute were not able to enter the top six in women’s elite keirin. Top three places went to Fatehah of Malaysia, Crismontia of Indonesia and Cho Yiu of Hongkong respectively.

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