National Junior Athletics Championships: Odisha’s Medal Tally Jumps To 4

Bhubaneswar: Atheles from Odisha clinched two more medals in the ongoing 36th National Junior Athletics Championships-2021 at Guwahati t-on Monday.

With this, Odisha’s total count of medals reached to four.

While the silver medal came from Sabita Topoo in 80m hurdles, Rajendra Sidhu bagged bronze medal in 80m hurdles.

Earlier in the day, Sabita had clinched gold in the U-16 long jump (5.59m). Besides, Manisha Merel had bagged silver in U-20 long jump (5.63m).

The championships for under-14, 16, 18, and 20 boys and girls commenced on February 6 and will conclude on February 10.

Earlier in January, the Sports and Youth Services Department and Odisha Athletics Association had jointly conducted selection trials for the state contingent to participate in the National Junior Athletics Championship 2021.