Imphal East native Laitonjam Ronaldo Singh clinches 4 gold medals, smashes men’s junior 200 m time trial at the recently-concluded cycling extravaganza in Delhi
Guwahati: With the Track Asia Cup coming to an end at the Yamuna Velodrome in Indira Gandhi Sports Complex, New Delhi, on September 11, India found its ‘Ronaldo’ of cycling.
Laitonjam Ronaldo Singh, an ace cyclist from Manipur, made the country proud by winning four gold medals and also smashing the Asian Record in the men’s junior 200-m time trial event.
The 17-year-old cyclist from Imphal East smashed the record by setting a timeline of 10.065 seconds, beating the previous record which was set by China’s Li Qui at 10.149 seconds.
Speaking with EastMojo, Singh said: “Winning four gold medals at a class one international event at Delhi was a good feeling, especially with one new Asian record.”
He went on to say that his biggest dream in life is to win at the Olympics, which is the biggest sporting competition. Singh said, “I would like to encourage young cycling enthusiasts to take up cycling as a professional career.”
Ronaldo was also among the top four at the recently held Junior Championship in Germany. The new cycling sensation of the country has made headlines all over the country with his recent achievements in New Delhi.