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Manorama, Deborah bag silver

Manorama Devi and Deborah clinched a silver medal each to register India’s best-ever performance in a cycling competition, at the Hero Asian Cycling Championships here.

Manorama, who won silver in the Keirin’s race, lifted the Indian spirits after Deborah’s fighting loss to Korea rider earlier in the day.

Both Manorama and Deborah were in contention in the eight-lap long Keirin race, but it was Manorama who mesmerised the Indian fans at the IG stadium’s velodrome with her a resolute run in the last 50 metres.

The 16-year-old cyclist achieved her second podium finish in the event. ‘I was looking for space to go ahead. The strategy was to stay as close as possible to other riders. Fortunately, I got an opening in the last 50 metres and I gave it my all,’ Manorama told reporters.
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