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India sweep cycling gold medals on third day again

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Indian cyclists brushed aside competition for a third day on the trot to win both the gold medals on offer

today in the 12th South Asian Games here.

The Indian teams won the women’s 40km time trial and men’s 70km time trial events to take their medal count to five gold, three silver and one bronze on the third and penultimate day of the cycling competitions here.

In women’s 40km team time trial final, the Indian quartet of T Bidyaluxmi, Rutuja Satpute, G Manisha and Chaoba Devi bagged the gold in a time of 59:23.5secs. Sri Lanka and Pakistan took the silver and bronze respectively.

In men’s 70km team time trial final, the home team of Arvind Panwar, Manjeet Singh, Deepak Kumar Rahi and Manohar Lal Bishnoi took the gold in one hour 29 minutes and 37.840 seconds. Pakistan and Sri Lanka won the silver and bronze respectively.

For Bidyaluxmi and Arvind, today’s gold were their second overall. Bidyalaxmi had won the gold in the women’s 30km individual time trial event while men’s 40km individual time trial.

On the first day on Saturday, India had won two gold and two silver while they won a gold, a silver and a bronze yesterday.

India had also dominated cycling competition in the last edition in Dhaka by winning 3 gold and a silver.

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