For the first time in the history of Cycling in J&K, two cyclists from Kashmir bagged medal for State in the single event in national cycling championship at Aligarh on Saturday.
Muhammad Adil Teli of Arco Cements and Mansoor Ahmad Gujree of Celestial Buds HIGH school bagged gold and bronze medals respectively in the Indian made category. In the incident filled event, three J&K cyclists Anzil Qadimi, Muhammad Saleem and Waheed Ahmad suffered injuries during the crash. The leading cyclist of State, Muhammad Akber Khan finished fourth event after allowing his student Mansoor finish ahead of him in third place.
Team is taking part in the event under J&K Cycling Association banner and event is being conducted by Cycling Federation of India at Aligarh, UP from November 5 to 8.
Though Akber was double defending champion of the event, he allowed his talented junior rider to finish ahead of him.
"I was hoping that we will bag all three medals in the event. Howvwer, Waheed with whom we had huge hopes suffered crash along with other two riders Anzil and Saleem. Still we are happy with the outcome and there is no shame in finishing after my juniors who today proved that J&K has got immense talent," Akber told Greater Kashmir.
"It is first time that J&K cyclists bagged two medals in single national event. For that I hail both the riders for the hardwork. We are expecting more medals in the event in next couple of days," he said.