Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi.
Rameshwori Devi, a 38-year old cyclist from Manipur has won 102 medals altogether, including international achievements with her 100th medal as Gold. She is also a multiple national record holder. Devi started cycling in 1995 and has been garnering medals since then. She chanced upon cycling, after trying her hand in cricket, basketball and triathlons.
She is a mother of two kids and works as a CID Inspector. She took break from cycling for a span of 3 years devoting her time for maternal duties and jumped back on the saddle proving her mettel by beating the pre-race favorite Deborah in the women’s sprint event at the National Games in Kerala in 2015, clinching her 100th medal.
She has won 56 Golds and 15 Silver in National Meets and five gold and two silver in the international meets till now.
Highlights of her achievements are:
• 2015: 35th National Games, Kerala – 4 medals including 1 Gold
• 2005: Asian Cycling Championships – 1 Silver
• Represented India in Cycling at the 2010 Asian Games – Sprint, Prelims CWG – Women’s Sprint and CWG – Women’s 500 m Time Trial.
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