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Asian Cycling: Silver medallist two days ago, carries medal trays

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Olympics Day 15 - Cycling - Mountain Bike

Greater Noida - Two days after 16-year-old T. Manorama Devi made India proud by winning a silver in the junior category of the Asian Cycling Championships, she was found holding medal trays during felicitation of the senior riders.

Manorama of Manipur along with Deborah of Andaman and Nicobar islands were the stars for India in the track events held at the Indira Gandhi velodrome.

The Manipuri girl was seen carrying the trays with her senior teammate Sunita Devi and Anjana for the road race event at the Buddh International Circuit here.

Cycle Federation of India Onkar Singh told IANS that it was matter of honour for the girls to stand alongside the Asian Champions.

“I don’t know what the fuss is all about. It is a matter of honour for the junior cyclists to share the dias with Asian Champions. We thought our girls will feel good by doing this,” Onkar Singh told IANS.

“We thought it would be quite innovative, just like the idea of organising a cycling event on this Formula1 track.”

Besides the silver in junior keirin, Manorama had also won a bronze in the team sprint with Deborah.

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