Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Sept 20:
Odisha came out with flying colours as they bagged 24 medals, including 11 gold, on the first day of the 26th East Zone Junior Athletic Championship at NS NIS Eastern Centre Ground in Kolkata today.
The gold medal winners are, Bijay Xalxo (600 mtr), Krishna Munda (200 mtr), Rajat Kumar Mohanty (Discus), Tapati Sahoo, (200 mtr), Raibari Tiria (100 metre Hurdles), Jasmi Kisku (100 metre Hurdles), Sekunta Kullu (Long Jump), Rajeswari Bhoi (100 metre Hurdles), Samsad Ara Begum (3000 metre), Binkash Barwa (400 metre) and Biswanath Sahu (10 km Walk).
Eight athletes, who won silver medals are, Binkash Barwa (100 metre Hurdles), Yogendra Tiriya (300 metre), Jyosna Sabar (600 metre), Puspa Rani Jena (3000 metre), Salmi Kispotta (Shotput), Carmila Barla (Javelin), Sasmita Rani Mishra (Long Jump) and Mitali Mallik (400 metre)
Five other athletes won bronze medals. They are, Shankar Singh (Long Jump), Saraswati Chattar (100 metre Hurdles), Mitali Mallik, (200 metre), Sumi Oram (100 metre Hurdles) and Suman Jena (10 km Walk).
The two-day event will conclude tomorrow.