Odia Para athlete Jayanti Behera bags silver in Asian Youth Para Games

KalingaTV News Network

Dubai: Odisha’s ace Para athlete Jayanti Behera has made the state proud by winning silver medal in 100-meter race at the ongoing Asian Youth Para Games-2017 in Dubai.

Jayanti reportedly clinched medal after clocking a timing of 13.48 seconds. While the top spot was secured by Misu Honoka of Japan with 13.45 seconds, the third position was grabbed by Nakagawa Moe of Japan with 14.24 seconds.

The Youth Para Games which kicked off on December 10 is slated to conclude on December 14. Around 600 athletes from 45 Asian countries are taking part in different events like Athletics, Badminton, Boccia, Goalball, Powerlifting, Swimming and Table tennis in the championship.

Jayanti had earlier bagged gold in 400-metre event at the World Junior Para Athletic Championships held in Nottwil, Switzerland in August this year. She had also won gold medal at the China Open Para Athletic Grand Prix Championship in May this year.

Notably, Jayanti’s left hand and waist were burnt in a fire mishap when she was just one-year-old.

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