Srabani clinches gold in National Athletics

Bhubaneswar: Ace sprinter Srabani Nanda, who has proved to be a consistent performer from the State, today won gold in the 200-metre category at the ongoing 55th National Inter-State Athletics Championship being held in Chennai.

Srabani bagged gold by clocking 23.92 seconds on the second day of the four-day event at the Jawaharlal Nehru Floodlight stadium in the Tamil Nadu capital.

The tournament, which will also be considered as a selection trials, is the last chance for the Indian athletes to earn a place at the World Championship, scheduled for August 22-30 in Beijing.