THE 2018 Asian Cycling and Para
Cycling Championship jointly organized
by Asian Cycling Confederation
and Myanmar Cycling
Federation under the supervision
of Ministry of Health and Sports
began in Nay Pyi Taw on 8 February.
A total of 46 cyclists from 15
nations took part at the Individual
Men U-23 (156) kilometers competition
yesterday in which Masaki
Yamamoto from Japan won the
first prize with a record of 3 hours,
34 minutes and 05 seconds followed
by Mohammad Ganjkhanlou
from Iran, who won second
prize at 3 hours, 34 minutes and
05 seconds while Jambaljamts
Sainbayar from Mongolia took
the third prize with a 3 hours, 34
minutes and 08 seconds record.
In the afternoon, a total of 27 athletes from nine nations took part in the Individual Women Elite (106) kilometers competition where Thi That Nguyen from Viet Nam won the first prize and was followed Ting Ying Huang from Taipei, China at second place and Yao Chang also from Taipei, China came in third place with the records of 3 hours, 11 minutes and 59 seconds each. In the evening at the Individual Women U-23 (70) km competition, a total of 20 cyclists from nine nations participated with Zixin Liu from China taking first prize with a 1 hour 59 minutes and 45 seconds record. Jiajun Sun, China took the second prize with a 1 hour 59 minutes and 50 seconds record while Mai Thi Thu Nguyen from Viet Nam came in third place with a 1 hour 59 minutes and 56 seconds record.
After the races, officials from the Sports and Physical Education Department, General Secretary of Asian Cycling Confederation Mr. Onkar Singh, Myanmar Cycling Federation Chairman U Khin Maung Win and other officials presented the prizes to the winning cyclists.
A total of 415 cyclists from 23 nations including Myanmar took part in the Cycling Championship which will continue till 12 February. The public is invited to watch the competition for free.