Indian para-cycling coach has about good performance at World Para Cycling Championships
It will be India's maiden appearance at the Games.
Pietermaritzburg (South Africa), August 30: With 38 countries all set for the challenge, the Indian para-cycling team is in its maiden appearance at the World Cycling Championship is also raring to take the field in the cycling friendly city of Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.
The team which comprises of four para cyclists who were soldiers in the past and had lost limbs in the line of duty – Harinder Singh, Kaigoulal, Ajay Singh and Ajay Kumar. Gold medalist at Asian Games (2017), Abhishek is the lone civilian member in the team. All were taken under the wings of Aditya Mehta Foundation (AMF) a year back and transformed from amateur cyclists to professional ones; only to become Asian Champions earlier this year.
“The team underwent a yearlong rigorous training in Hyderabad where in special attention was given to make them ride like professional cyclists and build their physic, competition understanding and experiences of participation. And in less than a year’s time extensive RPM (Revolutions Per Minute) training has only made them stronger and confident before leaving for South Africa; Aditya Mehta, leading the coaching team of the Indian Para Cyclist said on the eve of the World Championships.
“Each of the boys have really worked hard in the past few months and are hungry for performances. I'm hoping for a good show and I look forward to seeing these athletes on the podium making the country proud” he concluded.
The Championships kickstart from Thursday and will be going on till September 3, 2017. The Indian contingent will be participating in the Individual Time Trial and Individual Road Race in the MC1-MC5 category. The events will be taking place on September 1st and 3rd, 2017.