Purnima Bags Gold, Jauna Clinches Bronze In Federation Cup


Patiala: Purnima Hembram and Jauna Murmu brought laurels for Odisha by bagging gold and bronze medals respectively on the concluding day of the 22nd Federation Cup Senior National Athletics Championship here on March 8.

Purnima Hembram grabbed the gold in the heptathlon event while Jauna Murmu won the bronze medal in the women’s 200m event.

Purnima finished with a total of 5815 points. Kerala’s Liksy Joseph bagged the silver with 5299 points while M Sowmiya of Tamil Nadu had to be content with the bronze medal with a personal tally of 5173 points.

On the other hand, Jauna Murmu clocked 24.64 seconds to finish third in the women’s 200m event. Hima Das of Assam who clocked 23.37 seconds Sneha PJ of Karnataka with a timing of 24.47 seconds pocketed the gold and silver medals respectively.

Odisha finished the Athletics Championship with three medals (two golds and one bronze). Ace sprinter Dutee Chand had earlier won gold for the state on Tuesday. She won gold in the 100m event with a time of 11.60 seconds.


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