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Kerala ride to glory

- Nine national records broken in championship

Imphal, Dec. 8: Kerala rode off with the overall team championship title of the 66th Senior, 43rd Junior and 29th Sub-junior National Track Cycling Championship, 2013, which concluded at the velodrome of Khuman Lampak sports complex today.

Kerala finished with 16 gold, seven silver and 11 bronze medals ó amassing 139 points. Punjab got the overall runners-up title with four gold, nine silver and four bronze medals.

In the seniorsí division, Kerala emerged on top with 48 points while Railways Sports Promotion Board came in second with 36 points. In the junior category, Haryana secured the top spot with 33 points while Kerala got the runners-up prize with 29 points.

In the sub-junior category, Kerala finished on top with 62 points while hosts Manipur came in second with 27 points.

Amrit Singh of Railways Sports Promotion Board, who won a gold and silver medal, was declared the Best Male Cyclist of the championship.

Deborah of Andaman and Nicobar Islands was adjudged the Best Female Cyclist after she bagged three gold medals and one silver medal.

Altogether nine national records were re-written in the championship.

On the last day, Kerala claimed four gold medals, including team sprint in sub-junior boys, girls and elite women. The fourth gold came from the 20km point race in elite women.

Haryana got a gold in the team sprint in menís junior, Punjab got a gold in team sprint (menís elite). The services and railways team got a gold each in the 30km point race (elite menís) and keirin race (elite menís) respectively.

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