Purnima gets gold, Jauna bags Silver in Inter-State Athletics meet

Inter-State Athletics meetGuntur: Purnima Hembram and Jauna Murmu made Odisha proud wining Gold and Silver medals respectively at the 57th National Inter State Senior Athletics Championships here on Tuesday.

Hembram won the gold medal in 100 meter Hurdles while Murmu bagged the Silver in 400 meter sprint.

This is the second medal for Murmu in the championship. She had got a silver medal in the 400 metres hurdles on Saturday.

Earlier on Sunday, Odisha’s ace sprinters Amiya Mallick and Srabani Nanda had also won the gold in the 200 meters running event. Mallick had struck gold clocking 21.65 seconds, while Nanda pocketed the medal completing the women’s 200 meters race in 24.18 seconds.

However, another Odia sprinter Dutee Chand pulled out of the sporting event yesterday due to health reasons.

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