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Cuttack: The 65th State Athletics Championship began at Barabati Stadium here on Thursday. As many as 1451 athletes from different districts along with around 200 officials are taking part in the Athletics Championship organised by the Odisha Athletic Association.
Some national athletes including Dutee Chand are also slated to take part in the sports meet which will conclude on December 30, 2017. All the events will be conducted between 7 AM and 7 PM.
Many participants expressed their happiness for being selected to represent their own respective districts in the state-level sports event. They said that this is a platform for them to become a national athlete.
“I am participating in the State Athletics Championship for the first time. I hope this will give me a great learning experience as I will come across with many ace athletes of the state. However, I will give my best to win a medal so that I may be selected to participate in different national events,” said one of the girl athletes from Keonjhar district.