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Indian para-cyclists shine at Asian Championships

ANI - Saturday 10th February, 2018

Naypyidaw [Myanmar], Feb 9 (ANI): The India team underlined their supremacy in the Asian Para-Cycling Championships by posting three podium finishes at the Wunna Theikdi Sports Stadium here on Friday.

Last year's silver medalist Divij Shah led India's charge in the para-cycling category winning yet another silver medal.

BSF soldier Harinder Singh bagged bronze. He had won a bronze medal in last year's edition as well.

New entrant Madhu Bagri, meanwhile, won bronze in the hand-cycling, a category where India made a maiden participation.

Bagri is a former national wheelchair national tennis champion.

She shifted her focus recently to para-cycling after coach Aditya Mehta encouraged her to switch sports and asked her to try her hand in hand cycling in mid 2017.

"It is a matter of immense pride for me and the whole contingent to have once again made the country proud at the continental championship. The rich haul of medal here in Myanmar not only shows our zeal to become a power-house in the field of para-cycling but allows us to show our mettle to the world," Divij Shah, said after the podium ceremony. (ANI)

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