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OOA, OAA condole demise of star athlete


Odisha Sun Times Sports Bureau
Cuttack, Mar 28:

The Odisha Olympic Association (OOA) and Odisha Athletic Association (OAA) have deeply condoled the sad demise of star athlete Hemanta Kumar Patel, who passed away on late Thursday night.

Hemant PatelPatel had brought many laurels for the state during various national and international competitions in the long jump events.

He had bagged a gold medal in South Asian Federation (SAF) Games at Kathmandu 1984 and Dhaka in 1985.
He had also won a bronze medal in the Junior International Track and Field meet at Seoul in 1984 and participated in the World University Games at Japan in 1985.

For his spectacular achievement, he was conferred with the Biju Patnaik Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.