Asian Games: David Beckham, Esow Fail To Reach In Track Cycling Men's Keirin Final
Indian cyclists David Beckham Elkatohchoongo and Esow have failed to make it to the final of the Men's Keirin event at the Asian Games
- Press Trust of India
- Updated: September 29, 2023 06:36 PM IST
Indian cyclists Esow Alben and David Beckham Elkatohchoongo finished 10th and 11th, respectively, in the 7-12 final of the men's Keirin event at the Asian Games in Hangzhou on Friday. Esow finished his race in +0.651 seconds along with a warning, while Beckham had a timing of +1.096 seconds. Earlier in heat 1 of the semi-final, the Indian duo brought up the rear in the six-man field. While Beckham managed to finish fifth in +0.922, Esow was below him in +2.980, having received a warning.
David finished +0.112 seconds behind topper Kaiya Ota of Japan in first-round heat 2 and made it to the semifinals.
According to the rules, the first two riders in each heat qualify for the semifinals, while all other riders advance to the repechage.
The 22-year-old Esow, too, made it to the semis with a third-spot finish in the repechage heat after finishing in +0.134s.
Esow had failed to finish the race in the first round's heat, but still made it to the repechages. Also, David had lost in the men's sprint quarterfinal.
India disappoints in men's madison final
Also, the Indian team of Niraj Kumar and Harshveer Singh Sekhon failed to shine in the men's madison final.
The two did not finish the race and were ranked eighth, with seven sprint points, besides having -40 lap points.
While Japan claimed the top spot, South Korea finished second, followed by Kazakhstan in third.
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