#SAG2016: Team India wins gold in 40 Km Cycling
Team Indian emerging victorious in many sports in the on-going South Asian Games 2016 held in Guwahati and Shillong. In the cycling 40 Km Team Time Trail event (WE), the Indian team won gold by completing the race in 59 minutes and 23 seconds, whiles its competitors, Sri Lanka came second by reaching the finish line in one hour, two minutes and seven seconds and Pakistan bagged the third position and won the bronze medal.
Indian team was led by Bidyaluxmi Tourangbam, Rutuja Satpute, Manisha G and Chaoba Devi Clangbam.
Sahiba Bibi, Rashida Munir, Razia Shabbir and Fiza Riaz were representing the Pakistan team.
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And the Sri Lanka team had Udeshani Niranjani Kumarasinghe, Lasanthi Krishna Gunathilaka Horathal Pedige, Sriyalatha Wickramasinghe Udagedera Durayalage and Sudarika Priyadarshani Peththaperuma Arachchige.
Tourangbam had in the also clinched gold in the race that happened on 6 Feb. She is an employee of the NF Railways, Maligaon in Guwahati. That was the second day of the SAG and Touranbam already started her golden streak with cycling in the 30m Individual Time Trial cycling event at the LNIPE at Tepesia. In the Individual cycling race even the second spot was bagged by a participant from the Indian contingent, Clangbam while the third position again went to the Pakistan’s Bibi.
Indian women are showing their true potential in these South Asian Games. Up until now, the host country has already entered the semi-finals in Badminton by badly overthrowing Nepal and Afghanistan. Even in Hockey, Nepal could not stand a chance at scoring a goal in front of the Indian women’s team where they scored a whopping 24 goals. This winning series has as yet maintained and we just hope for more victories to touch Indian women’s feets as it will bring them and the country recognition at an international stage.
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