Cyclist Leakzes Angmo wins Ladakh’s first medal in Khelo India Youth Games 

By Stanzin Dasal Leh, Jun 11, 2022
Leh :

Cyclist Leakzes Angmo won a silver medal for Ladakh in Khelo India Youth Games on June 9. She finished the Girls Individual Time Trial 20 km with timing of 33:52.52s.
The gold medalist, Chaitra Borji (Karnataka) finished with a timing of 32:51.84; and bronze medalist Raveena Bishnoi (Rajasthan) with timing of 33:57.27.

Hailing her performance, Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, RK Mathur took to Twitter to send a congratulatory message. “Star cyclist of Ladakh, Leakzes Angmo has yet again made us proud by winning a silver medal in individual time Trial of 20km cycling (Girls) during the 4th Khelo India Youth games held in Haryana. Congratulations to Leakzes for this achievement”, he tweets.

Leakzes said that prior race she gave up winning a medal looking at the well-equipped cycles of her competitors. She said that her cycle was outdated as most of the cyclists got carbon discs on their wheels. Just before the race, she managed to borrow wheels from other cyclists and raced for the glory. 

She further said that she can’t afford to buy carbon discs because it costs very costly.

The fourth edition of the Khelo India Youth Games is being held from June 4 and will conclude on June 13. Nearly 8,500 players, coaches, and support staff from across the country are participating. The players from every part of India compete for a total of 1,866 medals which includes 545 gold, 545 silver, and 776 bronze.