Three Odisha women sprinters shine in South Asian Games

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Bhubaneswar: Three leading women sprinters – Srabani Nanda, Dutee Chand and Jauna Murmu – of Odisha brought laurels for India in the South Asian Games at Indira Gandhi Athletics Stadium in Guwahati on Thursday.

While Srabani and Dutee bagged gold and silver medal respectively in the 200-metre sprint, Jauna won two gold medals in 400-metre hurdles and 4X400-metre relay race.

Srabani clocked 23.9 seconds while Dutee came second with a timing of 24.14 seconds. The duo had bagged silver and bronze medal respectively in the women’s 100-metre event by clocking 11.72 and 11.75 seconds respectively on Tuesday.

In the 400-metre hurdles race, Jauna won the gold medal by clocking 57.69 seconds followed by Ashwani Akunj with 58.92 seconds and Kawshalya with 59.87 seconds.

She later went on to win the second gold medal in 4X400-metre relay race.

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