Anjitha Breaks Through to Gold in Tight Race

Published: 12th February 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th February 2015 04:15 AM   |  A+A-


THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:The women of Kerala Cycling Team continued to make headlines on the fourth day of cycling at the National Games. Anjitha Subalithan T P beat Manipur’s Abe Devi Rajkumari in Women’s 3-Km Individual Pursuit by 0.01 seconds, to win the gold.

For the spectators, the edge in milliseconds was hardly visible. All they could see were two people racing extremely fast. Just then Anjitha’s coach Chandran Chettiyar was shouting that she was running behind time. It was a close call, and it took some minutes for the results to be out. Anjitha had got her second medal at her first National Games outing.

If anyone thinks that it would have made an interesting race, they ought to have been there for the Women’s 500 m Time Trial.  Kerala’s Kezia Varghese clocked in 37.98 seconds to break the national record by Andaman and Nicobar’s Deborah. Deborah returned with a vengeance and finished the race in 37.68 seconds.  SSCB continued their gold hunt, with Manjeet Singh turning out to be the fastest man in the Men’s 4-km Individual Pursuit. The bronze and silver were also won by SSCB men- Amit Jangara and Sombir, respectively. Punjab too had a clean sweep winning all three medals in the 1-km Time Trial.

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