Sports Minister congratulates Indian Para-cycling contingent for Asian C'ship success

ANI | Updated: Feb 16, 2018 18:57 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb 16 (ANI): Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has congratulated the Indian contingent for winning a silver and two bronze medals at the Asian Para-Cycling Championships.

Rathore, who met the Indian para-cycling contingent at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) in the national capital last evening, later tweeted, "It was an honour to meet the para-athletes who kept the Indian flag flying high in the Asian Para-Cycling Championships 2018. Congratulated athletes on their superb performances & wished them well for future."

While Divij Shah bagged a silver medal, BSF soldier Harinder Singh and Madhu Bagri clinched a bronze medal each at the Asian Para-Cycling Championships in Naypyidaw, Myanmar.

"It is a very proud moment for us as these brave hearts have defied all the odds again and brought back great laurels for the country," K Duttatraya, the team manager from Cycling Federation of India (CFI) said.

Elated by his team's efforts, team coach Aditya Mehta vowed to relentlessly work with them and aim for a better performance in the upcoming World Para-Cycling Championships slated to be held in August this year.

"We will continue to work hard as this is just the start. I want to train these athletes to get better each day and achieve much more in the future," the coach of the Indian Para-Cycling Team, Aditya Mehta set his targets straight.

With the World Para-Cycling Championships approaching and slated to be held from August 2 to August 5 in Maniago, Italy, the Indian contingent is confident of putting up a better show this time around and get India on the World Map of Para-Cycling as well.(ANI)