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Indian cyclists disappoint on day 2 of Commonwealth Games

Top Indian cyclist Deborah Herold failed to qualify for the quarterfinals in the women's sprint event in the 21st Commonwealth Games.

Published: 06th April 2018 07:02 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th April 2018 07:02 PM   |  A+A-

A cyclist rides past Commonwealth Games banner on the side of the road in Gold Coast, Australia. | AP

A cyclist rides past Commonwealth Games banner on the side of the road in Gold Coast, Australia. | AP

By PTI

GOLD COAST: Top Indian cyclist Deborah Herold failed to qualify for the quarterfinals in the women's sprint event in the 21st Commonwealth Games here today.

Deborah and her team-mate Aleena Reji did make it to the round of 16 after finishing 13th and 16th respectively in the qualifying round but both failed to advance beyond that.

Deborah lost to Kaarle McCulloch of Australia in the round of 16 race while Aleena was beaten by another host country cyclist Stephanie Morton.

Deborah and Aleena will participate in Women's 500m Time Trial Final tomorrow.

All the other Indian cyclists crashed out in the qualifying rounds in their respective events.

Manjeet Singh finished 24th in men's 4000m individual pursuit qualifying while Sahil Kumar, Ranjit Singh and Sanuraj Sanandraj made exits at the Keirin event first round.

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