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India wins its first gold at 2019 Junior Track World Cycling Championship

India wins its first gold at 2019 Junior Track World Cycling Championship: Details, Achievements, Highlights

Indian men’s cyclist team created history by clinching the Team Sprint gold medal at World Junior Track Cycling Championships in Frankfurt, Germany.

Indian team comprised of Esow Alben, Ronaldo Singh, James Singh, and Rojit Singh. This is India’s 1st-ever gold in a global cycling competition.

Key Highlights

This is India’s historic 1st gold win at a world cycling event, senior or junior.

In the first round of men’s team sprint, India clocked the fastest time at 44.764 seconds, beating China’s time of 46.248s.

To claim the top honors, Indian cyclist team defeated Australia in final, clocking 44.681 seconds in the gold medal race. Great Britain took bronze home.

At present, the Indian men’s junior team is ranked No. 2, behind Malaysia

In individual Men’s Keirin Event at World Junior Track Cycling Championships in Frankfurt, Esow Alben of India won a bronze medal by finishing behind Greece’s Konstantinos Livanos who won gold and Australia’s Sam Gallagher who won silver.

At present, Esow Alben, the cycling star from Andaman and Nicobar Islands is top-ranked junior cyclist in the world in sprint and keirin events. In 2018, he had become 1st Indian to win a medal at the Junior Track Cycling World Championships when he won silver in men’s Keirin event.


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