Kazakh athletes win medals at Asia Track Cycling Championship

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh senior and junior athletes won one gold, three silver and three bronze medals Oct. 17-19 at the Asia Track Cycling Championship in Seoul, South Korea, reported Olympic.kz.

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Andrei Chugai took the gold in the timed race, completing the one-kilometre distance in 1.01639 minutes. He was followed in second and third places by Malaysia’s Zonis Mohid and China’s Lu Tsi, respectively. Kazakh athlete Sergei Ponomaryov was fifth, reported sports.kz.

Alisher Zhumakan won the silver medal in individual pursuit, losing to Senhun Pak from South Korea. Fellow South Korean Kenho Min was third.

Artem Zakharov scored 127 points to capture the silver in the omnium competition. Eiya Hashimoto from Japan won the gold with 135 points and Shin Dongin from South Korea the bronze with a score of 121.

Rinata Sultanova took the silver in women’s short track, with Hui Shi from Hong Kong winning gold and Yuka Kobayashi from Japan earning bronze, reported hk.sports.appledaily.com. 

Zakharov and Roman Vasilenkov received the bronze in the Madison competition. Athletes from South Korea won the race and a pair from Japan took the silver.

Kazakh cyclists also won two bronze medals in team competitions. Juniors Alexander Bekenov, Dmitry Potapenko, Dmitry Noskov and Bauyrzhan Zhaparuly took third in the chase race, topped by teams South Korea and China. Similarly, Ulyana Sukhorebrik, Kristina Titovskaya, Kristina Stuzhuk and Akpeil Osim took bronze in the junior competition, topped by teams from South Korean and China.