National cyclists end Asian campaign on positive note

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia ended their campaign at the Asian Track Cycling Championships in New Delhi on a positive note today.

Youngster Nurul Izzah Izzati Mohd Asri, 19, backed up her stunning win in the women's 500m time trial earlier this week with a respectable bronze from the keirin.

Japan's Mina Sato took the gold in the discipline while South Korea's Park Ji Hae came in second at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex Velodrome.

Izzah's teammate Anis Amira Rosidi did not make the cut and settled for seventh overall.

Malaysia also did well in the women's junior keirin with Azwa Nabila Abdullah claiming the bronze and teammate Yong Ann Tung coming in fourth.

Kim Doye and Na Yunseo notched a 1-2 for South Korea in the event.

Nyo Ci Hui, who won the women's junior scratch race on Tuesday, added a silver to her collection, placing second in the junior omnium on 116 points.

Japan's Maho Kakita emerged victorious on 153 points while Uzbekistan's Asal Rizaeva (110) completed the podium.

The men's junior sprint witnessed Akmal Nazimi Jusena finishing just off the podium in fourth after going down to Bae Junhyeong of South Korea in the bronze-medal decider.

Japan's Minato Nakaishi took the gold after beating Kazakhstan's Kirill Kurdidi in the gold medal match.

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