Four cyclists from Manipur represent India at the 28th Asian MTB Championships

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Four cyclists from Manipur represent India at the 28th Asian MTB Championships, which began today in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The event will last four days from October 26-29.

The four cyclists from Manipur are:

Ronel Khundrakpam (XCO and XCE events)

Thotmachan Awungshi (XCR and XCO events)

K Adonis Tangpu (XCR and XCE events)

Haomom Urbashi (Down Hill event)

Urbashi is the first female cyclist from Manipur to represent India in an international Down Hill event.

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The cyclists were selected to represent India after a rigorous selection process that involved competing in national championships and other qualifying events.

The Asian MTB Championships are one of the most prestigious mountain biking events in Asia, and the cyclists from Manipur will be hoping to make a strong impression at the competition.

This is the first time that India is hosting the Asian MTB Championship, and the excitement is palpable. The event which starts today sees around 250 riders from 20 teams from Asia, including China, Pakistan, Japan, and South Korea.

India has fielded a 31-member contingent for the championship. The Indian team had been camping and training at the venue for the past one month under Kiran Kumar Raju and Poonam Rana.

“I am very proud of the four cyclists from Manipur who have been selected to represent India at the Asian MTB Championships,” said Dr Ng Arunkumar, President of the Manipur Adventure and Mountain Biking Association (MAAMBA). “They have worked very hard to reach this point, and I am confident that they will do their best to represent India well.”

The cyclists from Manipur are all very excited about the opportunity to compete in the Asian MTB Championships.

Haomom Urbashi who is one of the few female cyclists from India to compete in such an event said, “I am looking forward to competing against the best cyclists in Asia, and I am hoping to make my country proud.”

The Asian MTB Championships are expected to be a very competitive event where the cyclists would have to face daunting tasks competing for medals. Majority of Indian cyclists are taking part in an event of this magnitude for the first time.

The four cyclists from Manipur will be hoping to put up a strong performance and make their mark on the international mountain biking scene.

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