Mahitha wins second gold in cycling

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Ranchi, Feb 19 (PTI) Riding on Mahitha Mohan''sperformance, Kerala dominated the cycling velodrome as starrider Ch Rameshori Devi clinched her second gold medal in the34th National Games here today.

Mahitha one gold came from the the team event.

Mahitha won the sprint ahead of Th Helen Devi of Manipuras Punjab''s Rekha who settled for the bronze.

In the team event, the trio of Rejani, Mahitha, Keziatimed 1:18.212s for the gold while Manipur (1:19.346s) andPunjab (1:23.839s) won the silver and bronze respectively.

In the men''s 1000m time trial, O Bikram Singh of Manipurclocked 1:11.268s while Haryana''s Vikram Duhan clocked1:11.961s for silver and Punjab''s Amrit Singh bagged thebronze with a timing of 1:13.296s.

Punjab''s Hitraj, Gurbaj and Amrit clocked 1:09.995s forthe men''s sprint gold as Services (1:11.988s) and Kerala(1:14.567s) took the silver and bronze respectively.

Sombir Singh of Services clocked 5:02.892s for the 4kmindividual pursuit as Punjab took the siler and bronze throughHarpreet (5:04.580s) and Sarpreet (5:14.274s).

Having clinched the 1500m TT yesterday, Manipur''s acerider Rameshori stopped the clock at 39.625s for the title in500m TT which was her second as Kerala took the silver andbronze through Mahitha (40.460s) and Kezia Verghese (42.322s).

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