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Purnima Hembram gets gold, Jauna Murmu bags bronze in Federation Cup


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Patiala: Purnima Hembram and Jauna Murmu made Odisha proud by wining Gold and Bronze medals respectively on the final day of the 22nd Federation Cup Senior National Athletics Championship here on Thursday.

Purnima clinched the gold in the heptathlon while Jauna Murmu won the bronze medal in the women’s 200m event.

Purnima finished with a total of 5815 points. Kerala’s Liksy Joseph pocketed the silver with 5299 points while M Sowmiya of Tamil Nadu got the bronze with 5173 points.

On the other hand, Jauna clocked 24.64 seconds to finish third in the women’s 200m. Hima Das (23.37s) of Assam and Sneha PJ (24.47s) of Karnataka clinched the gold and silver medals respectively.

Odisha finished the Athletics Championship with three medals (two golds and one bronze). Ace sprinter Dutee Chand had earlier won gold for the state on Tuesday. She won gold in the 100m event with a time of 11.60 seconds.


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