Indian bicyclists topped their game as they winded up with 6 gold, 5 silver and 2 bronze honors at the Track Asia Cup.
Indonesia finished second with 4 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze honors at the Track Asia Cup whilst Hong Kong remained on the third position by bagging 4 gold and 2 bronze.
In the men' junior 200m race, India's Esow Alben bagged gold racking up Kazakhstan's Dimitry Rezanov. India's Jemsh Singh pocketed bronze medal.
After the competition, Esow stated, “It was a tough fight with Kazakhstan's rider but I was confident that I can win the gold medal.”
The second gold for the hosts went into the women's junior 200m race in which Mayuri Lute from the state of Maharashtra clocked 12.263s to bag the poling place. Thailand's Kanyaral Hnokacw pocketed silver by registering 12.871s.
In the women's 'Elite Keirin' final, India's Sonali Chanu lost the bronze award by an inch. Hoi Yan Jessica from Hong Kong, Crismonita Dwiputri from Indonesia and Fatchah Mnstapa from Malaysia remained on the top three positions respectively. The renowned Deborah remained sixth in this event.
“Abhi change chahiye. Asian Games were not ideal so new beginnings now. If I am back home, I am more relaxed and try to do new things. I haven’t gone home since March and I miss home,” Esow said earlier.
“There is a lot of difference between the level of competition in those tournaments and this one in Delhi. This is not as difficult as those and it has only 100 rankings points. But I’ll have to do a lot to win here as well,” Esow added.
Despite his loss at the Asian Games, it has been a productive year for Esow. Starting with the gold award at the Asian Junior Track Cycling Contest, he accompanied the win with 3 gold honors at Asian Track Cycling Contest and after that came the momentous silver honor at the Junior Track Cycling World Championships in Switzerland.