Thai stars Jutatip and Jai shine on final day of Asia Cup

Thai stars Jutatip and Jai shine on final day of Asia Cup

Jutatip Maneephan celebrates on the podium.
Jutatip Maneephan celebrates on the podium.

National cyclist Jutatip Maneephan won the women's elite scratch on the last day of the Track Asia Cup 2022 cycling tournament in Suphan Buri yesterday.

Jutatip crossed the finish line to win the 30-lap, 10km race ahead of Lee Sze Wing of Hong Kong and Nafosat Kozieva of Uzbekistan.

In the 45-lap, 15km men's event, Bernard Benyamin Van Aert of Indonesia finished in first place, followed by Korean riders Im Jae-Yeong and Park Sang-Hoon in second and third places respectively.

Jai Angsuthasawit, who led the Thai team to the men's sprint title with a new national record on Monday, won the men's elite keirin event while Nurul Izzah Izzati Mohd Asri of Malaysia won the women's event.

Chun Wing Leung of Hong Kong won the men's elite elimination race and Lee Sze Wing of Hong Kong won the women's elite elimination race.

Terry Yudha Kusuma of Indonesia won the 30km men's elite points race with 114 points. Dimitri Bocharov of Uzbekistan came second on 94 points and Chun Wing Leung of Hong Kong was third on 92 points.

Women's elite points race title went to Hong Kong's Lee Sze Wing, who had 55 points. Yanina Kuskova of Uzbekistan was second on 43 points while Margarita Misyurina of Uzbekistan was third on 34 points in the 20km race.

Gen Decha Hemkrasi, president of Thai Cycling Association, was pleased with the overall performance of Thai cyclists at the tournament.

He praised Jai, who claimed his second gold medal of the tournament yesterday, and also hailed Jutatip's winning performance.

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