Indian Cycling Champion- Deborah Herold


Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi.

Deborah (Born on Feb 18th, 1995), a 20-year old wonder girl from Andaman & Nicobar Islands has carved a niche for herself in bicycle racing in India and also at an international level with her sheer determination and dedication.
In the destructive tsunami that hit Port Blair in 2004, Deborah, a 9-year old kid then had to spend an entire day on a tree to save herself; when her entire family got displaced due to the natural calamity. Her story of struggle started from that moment and there was no looking back after this.
She re-built her life from scratch and with her hard work and the training she got in Sports Authority of India (SAI) center in Andaman, Deborah emerged as one of the rising and one of the most favorite stars of Indian cycling.
Some of her achievements are:
• Won 4 golds in Track Asia Cup Cycling Championship 2014, New Delhi
• Won 2 gold medals – in the women’s elite Keirin (8 laps) and Sprint finals (3 laps) – on the final day of the championship for an overall individual tally of 4 gold medals.
• Won 2 gold medals in the junior category in the 2012 Nationals in Amritsar and has been a regular part of the Indian squad since then.
• Won the best medal haul (1 silver and 2 bronze) for an Indian cyclist in the junior category of the Hero Asian Cycling championship in New Delhi.

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