Esow, the current world No. 1 in both men’s junior Keirin and men’s junior Sprint categories, won the second medal for his country in as many days. On Wednesday, he was part of India’s gold-medal winning men’s Sprint team, which also included Rojit Singh and Ronaldo Singh. Esow Alben (TOI Photo)NEW DELHI: After being part of India’s historic gold medal-winning Sprint team at the Junior Track Cycling World Championships in Frankfurt, Germany, a day earlier, Esow Alben added another medal to India’s kitty on Thursday by clinching a bronze medal in the men’s Keirin event.
In the final for positions 1 to 6, Esow finished behind silver medallist Sam Gallagher of Australia and winner Konstantinos Livanos of Greece in the six-lap race.
Esow is the current world No. 1 in both men’s junior Keirin and men’s junior Sprint categories. India leads the team rankings as well in the two events.
On Wednesday, India created history by winning its first ever gold in a global cycling competition, when the team of Esow, Ronaldo Singh and Rojit Singh finished on top in the men’s Team Sprint event.
Exactly a year ago, Esow, who hails from Andaman and Nicobar, became the first cyclist from India to win a medal at the world stage, as he went on to grab a silver medal in men’s Keirin at the UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships held in Aigle, Switzerland.
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