Commonwealth Games 2022 cycling: Ronaldo Singh 12th in 1000m time trial; India’s campaign ends

Meenakshi, competing in the women's 10km scratch race, crashed and was carried off on a stretcher. India did not win any medals in cycling in Birmingham.

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Ronaldo Laitonjam Singh produced the only result of note for India on the final day of cycling at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham, UK on Monday.

Competing in the men's 1000m time trial final, Ronaldo Laitonjam finished 12th out of 20 riders. He clocked 1:02.500; 2.995s behind the winner with an average speed of 57.600. Australian cyclist Matthew Glaetzer won the gold medal while fellow Aussie Thomas Cornish won the silver medal. Nicholas Paul of Trinidad took gold.

In the men’s 40km point race, both Naman Kapil and Venkappa Kengalgutti did not finish their race at the Lee Valley VeloPark.

Meenakshi too did not finish her race. In the women's 10km scratch race final, the Indian cyclist crashed while sliding down the bank of the bend. Kiwi rider Bryony Botha, who was behind the Indian, tumbled over. Meenakshi was treated at the spot and later carried off on a stretcher.

In the women's keirin event, Triyasha Paul and Shushikala Agashe failed to progress to the second round after finishing last in their respective heats. The two moved to the repechage rounds but could not advance.

India are yet to win a medal in cycling at the Commonwealth Games.

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