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Odisha duo Srabani, Purnima win gold in National Athletics


Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Mangalore, May 4:

It was another rewarding day for Odisha athletics at the 19th Federation Cup National Senior Athletic Championship -2015 held here as star sprinters Srabani Nanda and Dutee Chand doing an encore of their performance yesterday by winning the gold and silver respectively in the 200 meter sprint event for women and Purnima Hembram winning the gold in the heptathlon on the last day of the event.

Srabani and Dutee on the winners' podium with their medals
Srabani and Dutee on the winners’ podium with their medals

With this, Odisha ended the tournament with seven medals, including four gold and two silver and one bronze.

The icing on the cake was Srabani being declared the best woman athlet of the tournament. With her stellar performance at the championship, the star athlete qualified to participate in the 200 meter event at the Asian Athletic Championship at Wuhan in China.

Srabani clocked 23.67 sec and Dutee 24.52 sec to win the top two positions in the women’s 200 meter race. Athletics Federation of India (AFI) had fixed 23.81 sec as the qualifying mark to participate in the event.

She has already qualified in the 100 meter event with her gold winning performance on the first day of the tournament on Saturday.

Purnima Hembram falshing the victory sign after winning the gold in the women's heptathlon event
Purnima Hembram falshing the victory sign after winning the gold in the women’s heptathlon event

Purnima also qualified to participate in Asian Championship in Heptathlon event after winning the gold with 5462 points today. AFI, it may be noted, had fixed 5401 points  as the qualifying mark.

Medals: (Total seven medals)


 Gold: (four)

  1. Amiya Kumar Mallick             Men                 100 mtr
  2. Srabani Nanda                        Women           100 mtr
  3. Srabani Nanda                        Women           200 mtr
  4. Purnima Hembram                 Women           Heptathlon

Silver: (two)

  1. Dutee Chand                           Women           100 mtr
  2. Dutee Chand                           Women           200 mtr

Bronze: (one)

  1. Sarita Singh                            Women           Hammer throw           


200 mtr Run Result:

1st          SRABANI NANDA              Odisha             23.67 sec

2nd        DUTEE CHAND                   Odisha             24.52 sec

3rd        M.G.PADMINI                      Karnataka        24.69 sec        


Heptathlon Result:

1st        PURNIMA HEMBRAM       Odisha             5462 points

2nd        LIKSY JOSEPH                    Kerala              5458 points

3rd        NIKSY JOSEPH                    Kerala              5290 points