India’s cycling team for the Commonwealth Games in 2022
The highly anticipated 2022 Commonwealth Games will take place in Birmingham from July 28 to August 8. Fans can’t wait to see their favorite athletes compete on this huge stage. India has fielded a contingent of 215 athletes to compete in over 16 disciplines. This time, India has a great chance of winning a medal in the cycling category of the Commonwealth Games in 2022.
In the park of Saint-Cloud, near Paris, a 1,200-meter race between the fountains and the entrance marked the official start of cycling as a sport on May 31, 1868. Cycling is a competitive sport in which cyclists compete in both professional and amateur events. The main venues for competitions in this sport are Asia, America and continental Europe.
In the CWG, India has never won a medal in cycling. Considering the recent improvement of Indian cyclists on the world stage, the Commonwealth Games will be a good opportunity for future Indian athletes to interact with the legends of the sport.
The Indian cycling team
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Men’s cycling team
E. David Beckham
Venkappa Shivappa Kengalgutti
Women’s cycling team
L. Ronaldo Singh
A Manipur native born on June 22, 2002, was named after Ronaldinho Gaucho rather than Cristiano Ronaldo or Ronaldo de Lima. Ronaldo de Assis Moreira is the real name of Brazilian great Ronaldinho. In 2002, Roben Singh, Ronaldo’s father, was a CRPF jawan and was in Srinagar, Kashmir to watch Brazil take on England in the FIFA World Cup quarter-finals. In that match, Ronaldinho stole the show with a fantastic free-kick, and legend has it that the moment the ball went in, Roben learned that his wife was giving birth at home.
He was India’s biggest chance to compete against top Asian riders from Korea, Malaysia and Japan. A silver medal in the sprint, two bronze medals in the team sprint and the time trial, as well as a national record, would have been a fantastic peak for him on any other occasion, especially because they came at his first continental championships.
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E. David Beckham
In the under-17 division of the Khelo India Games 2020, David Beckham from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands won many gold medals and rose to fame. He started playing in 2017, a year after Ronaldo. His first international medals came in 2021, and in 2022 he competed with Ronaldo on the Indian sprint team that won bronze at the Asian Track Cycling Championships. David Beckham was born into a family supporting Manchester United and given the name David Beckham in honor of the former England captain.