Saturday, January 24, 2009
Railways and Punjab wins in Boys Section
Railways and Kerala lifted the men's and women's team trophies, respectively, in the National Track Cycling Championships, conducted by the Chandigarh Amateur Cycling Association at the Punjabi University Velodrome in Patialatoday. Punjab were runners-up in the men's section and Manipur women secured runners-up in the women's category.
Punjab claimed the junior boys section while Kerala were runners-up. Kerala claimed the junior girls championship pushing Manipur to the runners-up position. Gurshardeep Singh of Services Sports Control Board won the gurelling 20 km Point Race for men. Harpreet Singh of Railway Sports Promotion Board and Atul Kumar of Services Sports Control Board bagged silver and bronze medals, respectively. Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal gave away the prizes. Manpreet Badal promised financial assistance to Punjabi University and Punjab Cycling Association for development of sports. He also promised to grant financial assistance for developing sports culture in Punjab if a long term plan will be submitted. He also took details for preparing the Punjab teams for forthcoming National Games to be held at Jharkhand. The inclement weather delayed today's schedule. Manpreet Badal interacted with the cyclists to know how they felt about the university infrastructure.
Prof Jaspal Singh Vice Chancellor, Punjabi University, Patiala also wintessed the Cycling Competitions.
Karamvir Singh Sidhu, Secretary General, highlighted the activities of the Cycling Federation of India and also gave details about the preparation of Commonwealth Games. Organising Secretary Rakesh Mohindra read out the report of the championships. Hardeep Singh Kingra, Treasurer,CFI gave vote of thanks.
Winners: Railways. Runners-up: Punjab.
Women Championships: Winners: Kerala. Runners-up: Manipur.
Junior Boys Championships: Winners: Punjab. Runners-up: Kerala.
Junior Girls Championships: Winners: Kerala. Runners-up: Manipur.
Sub Junior Boys: Winners: Punjab. Runners-up: Maharashtra.
Sub Junior Boys: Winners: Kerala. Runners-up: Manipur.