Rourkela, Dec 11 (LocalWire): Swasti Singh, a city girl presently based at SAI Delhi, has brought laurels to the country by bagging the silver medal in cycling at the 13th South Asian Games 2019 (SAG-2019) being held at Kathmandu and Pokhra, Nepal.
South Asian Games is a biennial multi-sport event held among athletes from South Asia. Athletes from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka are taking part in SAG-2019.
Swasti won the medal in 120-kilometre Road Mass Start in the women’s category on the seventh day. The 17-year-old budding star participated in the open category and exhibited outstanding performance amongst expert cyclists in the event.
Swasti, who learnt the early nuances of cycling at the Biju Pattnaik Hockey Stadium, is a protégé of famed coach Sushil Das of RSP.
She has been consistently exhibiting excellent performance and drawn media attention by achieving a series of successes at many prestigious national and international events.
Swasti’s streak of successes includes her recent success at the 24th National Road Cycling Championship 2019 held at Jaipur where she got a gold and bronze medal participating in two back-to-back events on the same day.
Earlier, she had bagged the bronze medal in the two kilometre Individual Pursuit in the Track Asia Cup Cycling Championship – 2019 held at New Delhi.
She had also won gold medal in the two km Women Junior Individual Pursuit event in the 5th Asian Track Cycling Championship 2018 organized by the Cycling Federation of India at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, New Delhi.