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WATCH: Indian cyclist Meenakshi suffers horror crash, gets run over by rival during cycling event at CWG 2022

Indian cyclist Meenakshi was participating in the women's 10km scratch race at the Commonwealth Games on Monday (July 2)

Aakash Srivastava Author

Updated - 2 August 2022 6:11 pm

Some of the world’s best athletes have gathered in Birmingham to battle it out against each other for winning the prestigious gold medals for their country. In their quest to attain glory, a couple of athletes have been unfortunate to meet with horrific accidents which has send shockwaves around the world. Having said that injuires are part and parcel of professional sports.

In a shocking turn of events, Indian cyclist Meenakshi suffered a horrific crash and was run over by one of her rivals in the women’s 10km scratch race at the Commonwealth Games on Monday (July 2). The horrific incident saw Meenakshi falling from her bike before sliding down the banking on the bend.

New Zealand’s Bryony Botha was also caught up with a crash in the same event and went on to run over Meenaskhi as Botha too fell from her bike. Following the brutal crash, the medical team rushed to the spot and both the riders were taken out of the race on stretchers. The video of the incident has since gone viral.

England’s Laura Kenny won the gold in the event. Notably, This was the second crash in two days at the Lee Valley Velo Park after England’s Matt Walls fell from his bike. Apart from Meenakshi’s crash. The Indian contingent had a decent DAY 4 in Birmingham as the likes of weightlifter Harjinder Kaur, Indian judoka Suchita Devi won medals, and some incredible performances India men’s Table Tennis team and Badminton mixed contingent assured the country of a few more medals.

Indian shuttlers entered the final of the mixed team events after beating Singapore 3-0. They will not face Malaysia in the summit clash. As far as the table tennis final is concerned in the men’s event, India beat Nigeria 3-0 and will now clash against Singapore in the gold medal clash.

In the men’s hockey contest, India played out a 4-4 draw against England in a high-octane contest. Manpreet Singh and Co were at the top of the game in the first two quarters but the hosts bounced back after halftime to draw the clash.

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