Asian Indoor Games | Deborah Herold clinches her third silver medal at the Games

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Asian Indoor Games | Deborah Herold clinches her third silver medal at the Games

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Deborah Herold won yet another silver medal at the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games on Friday, this time in the keirin event, taking her medal tally to three now. With Malaprabha Yallappa Jadhav also bagging one in the women's 48kg kurash event, India now has 5 golds, 6 silvers and 5 bronzes.

The 22-year-old cyclist continued her impressive run in the Games as she won her third silver medal on the seventh day at the women's keirin event. She finished only second to Hong Kong’s Lee Wai Sze in the six-lap event in track cycling.

This comes a day after the girl from Andaman and Nicobar Island won the silver with Alena Reji in the team sprint event, where the team finished with an overall timing of 34.921 seconds. Prior to that, Deborah had won a silver in women's 200m individual sprint race on September 20.

The Car Nicobar-born girl also holds the national records in 200, 250 and 500m time trial events and has won medals in Track Asia Cup held in New Delhi in 2015 and 2016.

The second silver medal of the day came through Malaprabha Yallappa Jadhav in women's 48kg kurash event. After an impressive run, Jadhav finally lost to Turkmenistan’s Zarina Saparowa in the folk wrestling event that originated in central Asia.

The second spot finish keeps India in the ninth position of the medal tally, with the country now boasting of 5 golds, 6 silvers and 5 bronze medals.

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