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Manorama and Deborah won Bronze for India in Hero Asian Cycling Championships

Mar 11, 2013 19:20 IST

Deborah and Manorama DeviIndia's Deborah and Manorama Devi on 10 March 2013 won a bronze in the team sprint on the second to last day of the Hero Asian Cycling Championships in New Delhi.

The pair came just 0.148 secs ahead by defeating Malaysia's Faihah Shahwati Mohd Adnan and Nurul Alissa Mohamad Azman.

Manorama, was little slow as she completed the first lap in 22.243 secs as compared to Malaysia's rider (21.527). in contrary Deborah, wrested back the advantage and completed the race with an aggregate of 38.645 secs to bag a podium finish in the junior category while the Malaysian duo took 38.793 secs to finsh the two-lap race.

Earlier in the day, Faihah and Nurul had qualified with better timings (38.848 secs) as compared to the Indian pair (39.245 secs).
Deborah is from Andaman and Nicobar.

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