Star cyclist of National Games given warm reception at Chirai

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IMPHAL, Mar 4: Cyclist Thokchom Helen who bagged eight medals including three gold medals, four silver medals and one bronze medal at the recently concluded 34th National Games was given warm welcome by the locals of Chirai Awang Leikai.

The reception function was graced by chairman of MANITRON, MLA Kh Ratankumar as the chief guest and chairperson of Mayang Imphal Municipal Council, Thokchom Rajamohon as the president.

Speaking at the function, MLA Ratankumar stated that the players of the state have brought laurels to the state after competing with the players of other advanced states. The meritorious sportspersons of the state will be given adequate opportunities, he noted.

Helen has secured three gold medals in 3 km team pursuit, 1500 mt team time trial pursuit and 38 km team road; four silver medals in 1000 mt Olympic sprint, 27 km road time trial, 3 km pursuit and 12 km point race; and one bronze medal in 48 km mass start.

She hails from Chirai Awang Leikai under Mayang Imphal assembly constituency.

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