Purnima Wins Bronze; Dutee, Shrabani And Amiya Fail On Track


Bhubaneswar: Odia girl Purnima Hembram has earned laurels for the state by finishing third in the heptathlon at the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships and winning a bronze medal in the way.

However, all the three other athletes from Odisha, the two girls Dutee Chand and Shrabani Nanda and Amiya Mallick today evening failed to win medals for India  in the 200m race event.

While Dutee clocking 23.59 seconds finished at fourth position, Shrabani clocked 23.67 seconds to finish at the fifth position in the 200m race in the women category.

Likewise, Amiya Mallick clocked 21.03 seconds to finish at the seventh position in the 200m race for male.