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Indian cyclists bag three medals in South Asian Games

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Indian cyclists today added a gold, a silver and a bronze medal to continue their dominance in the 12th South Asian Games here today.

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Lidiyamol Sunny and Tongbram Manorama Devi bagged a gold and silver in women’s 40km criterium event on the second day of cycling events.

Sunny accumulated 30 points to bag the top spot, while Manorama secured 26 points as Indians returned one-two for the third time in a row.

Each competitor had to ride his cycle in eight laps of 5km each.

Points are given according to the timing of the participants for each round and a total is calculated to determine the winner.

Sudarika Priyadarshani of Sri Lanka won the bronze with nine points.

In men’s 60km criterium event, India’s Pankaj Kumar bagged a bronze with 21 total points.

This time, Sri Lankans returned one-two with Jeevan Manjula Jayasinghe Silva winning the gold with 34 points and Naveen Ruchira Appuhamy bagging the silver with 24 points.

Yesterday, India had won a gold and a silver each in women’s 30km individual time trial and men’s 40km individual time trial events.

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