Manipur and Punjab share spoils in cycling

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Ranchi, Feb 21 (PTI) Gurpreet Kaur bagged two gold medalsas international rider Ch Rameshori Devi continued her goldenrun with her fourth yellow metal at the Sidho Kanhu Velodromein the 34th National Games here today.

Riding on Gurpreet and Rameshori''s performances, Manipurand Punjab bagged two gold medals each to dominate thecompetition.

Having claimed a hat-trick of gold medals yesterday,Rameshori clinched the women''s 200m sprint, pipping herstatemate K Suchitra Devi and stopping the clock at 13.876.

Kerala''s Kezia Verghese settled for the third spot.

Manipur clinched their second gold in cycling in men''s200m sprint through O Bikram Singh. Asia Cup (Japan round)bronze medallist Bikram Singh clinched his second gold when hestopped the clock at 13.338 en route to the 200m sprint title.

Punjab''s Amrit Singh and R L Manoj of Services bagged thesecond and third spots respectively.

Pankaj Kumar of Haryana clinched the men''s 6km scratchtitle with a timing of 09:51.30 as Amandeep Singh (Punjab) andManpreet Singh Kalsi of Maharashtra settled for silver andbronze.

Gurpreet earned Punjab the title in women''s 4km scratchclocking 07:27.723, while Rejani V (Kerala) and T Nita Devi(Manipur) bagged the silver and bronze medal.

She bagged her second gold of the day logging 25 pointsen route to the title in the 16km points race as Th Helen Deviof Manipur (21) was pushed to the second spot.

Rejani V of Kerala logged 17 for the third place.

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