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Seven Odisha girls picked up for National Judo C’ship

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Barbil: Seven rural sports talents from Odisha, who won gold medals in recently-concluded Open State Judo Championship in Sambalpur, have been selected to take part in the National Judo Championship, scheduled to be held in Warangal, Telangana next month.

The Championship for sub-junior boys and girls will be conducted from September 30 to October 04.

Members of the boys’ team are Babulu Munda, Krishna Khandayat and Raju Sinku and the girls are – Sumitra Munda, Sapna Topno, Kamala Munda and Mukta Munda.

Worth mentioning, the 11-member Sub-junior team including the seven claimed ‘Runners Up’ trophy in the Sambalpur event which was organised by Shaolin Kung Fu Wushu Association on August 12 and 13.

Congratulating the team, EVP & Unit Head of JSPL G. Suresha wished all success to the team for the national championship.

“Grooming the ethnic and rural sports is one of the core focus of JSPL Foundation. Over the years, it has been promoting sports persons in hockey, archery, women football, kick boxing and kabaddi in Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Odisha, who have excelled in the sports arena in state and national level,” said Prashant Kumar Hota, Group Head (CSR & Education), JSPL.