Bhubaneswar, Jan 12 (LocalWire): Odisha boy Dinesh Kumar today won the Under-21 Time Trial gold medal in 30 km cycling at the ongoing Khelo India Youth Games 2020 in Guwahati.
19-year-old Dinesh Kumar, a native of Rourkela, after winning the Gold said, ‘I like cycling, right since I was a kid.’
The Air Force employee created a record in the Khelo India Youth Games as he won the first-ever gold medal in cycling, a sport that made its debut this year.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik congratulated him on Twitter. ‘Congratulations to Odisha’s star cyclist on winning gold in the 30 km road race event at the Khelo India Youth Games 2020. Wishing him all the best for future event,’ Patnaik tweeted.
Khelo India Youth Games is part of the revamped national programme for development of sports, Khelo India.
After the resounding success of Khelo India School Games in 2018, it is back in 2019 in a much bigger and better version as the Youth Games.