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National Jr Athletic Championship: Damayanti wins bronze in javelin throw

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Odisha Sun Times Sports Bureau
Chennai, May 10:

Damayanti Murmu of Odisha won a bronze medal in the javelin event on the opening day of the 12th Federation Cup National Junior Athletic Championship-2014 here on Friday.athletics

Murmu won the bronze after a  javelin throw of 36.15 metres.

In the earlier event, Odisha sprinter Dutee Chand created a new national record in the 100-metre sprint with a timing of 11.63 seconds breaking the previous record of 11.75 seconds by Saraswati Dey in 1997.

Congratulating Dutee for her splendid performance, secretary of Odisha Olympic Association Asirbad Behera has announced a cash award of Rs 50,000.

A total of eight athletes including six girls and two boys from Odisha led by Siba Prasad Mishra , coach KIIT as manager cum coach, are participating in the three-day event that would be concluded on Sunday.