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Women athletes of Odisha allege govt apathy

Bhubaneswar: Two international-level women athletes from Odisha have alleged that they are being neglected by the Odisha government. While Odia weightlifter K Ravi Kumar was given a job of DSP rank after he won gold in the Delhi Commonwealth Games in 2010, woman sprinter Jauna Murmu who had also won gold in the same event […]

Dutee Chand expresses dissatisfaction over allotment of residential plot

Bhubaneswar: International Odia athlete and Olympian Dutee Chand on Tuesday criticised the Odisha government for not keeping its promise of allotting her a government quarter or residential plot in Bhubaneswar. Dutee took to the social networking site Facebook to express her dissatisfaction. “Our State government has failed to keep its promise of providing residential plots […]

CWG 2018: Odisha's Purnima Hembram keeps medal hopes alive

Gold Coast (Australia): Odisha’s star athlete Purnima Hembram kept the hope of medal alive for India by finishing second in the 100 metre hurdles of women’s Heptathlon event at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) on Thursday. Purnima finished the heats with her personal best time of 13.56 seconds. Elizabeth Dadzie of Ghana came first with […]

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Purnima Hembram, Deba Singh receive first OSJA awards

Bhubaneswar: International heptathlete Purnima Hembram and former international footballer Debendra Prasad Singh were conferred Outstanding Sportsperson of the Year award and Lifetime Achievement award, respectively at the Odisha Sports Journalists’ Association (OSJA) Awards 2017-18 in Bhubaneswar today. Purnima was selected for the prestigious award for her noteworthy performances in 2017. The 24-year-old Mayurbhanj girl clinched […]

CWG-2018: Purnima Hembram, Jauna Murmu find place in Indian athletics team

Bhubaneswar: Making Odisha proud, athletes Purnima Hembram and Jauna Murmu have been selected to represent India in the upcoming Commonwealth Games. The selection committee of Athletics Federation of India named the 31-member Indian Athletics team for the Commonwealth Games 2018 which is scheduled to be held from April 4 to April 15 in Gold Coast, […]

Four from Odisha top national Athletes Rankings

Bhubaneswar: Four Odia athletes have topped in different categories in the national Athletes Rankings 2017 published by Athletics Federation of India (AFI). The timing of athletes, who had participated in various national and international events in the year 2017 was taken into consideration to rank the top 20 athletes. As per the rankings, Amiya Kumar […]

Odia girl Purnima Hembram wins gold in 5th Asian Martial Arts Games

Bhubaneswar: Odia girl Purnima Hembram has brought laurels to the State by winning gold in the women’s pentathlon event at the 5th Asian Martial Arts Games at Ashgabat in Turkmenistan. Purnima won the lone gold for India as she collected an aggregate of 4062 points from five events. Earlier on Monday, India opened its medal […]

Odisha's Purnima clinches gold, Jauna claims silver at Inter State National Athletics Championships

Guntur: Odisha athletes continue to shine at the 57th Inter State National Athletics Championships underway in Guntur with Purnima Hembram clinching a gold medal and Jauna Murmu grabbing a silver today. Odisha has overall won three gold medals and two silver medals so far at the event. Purnima won the 100 m women’s hurdles clocking […]

Prominent women athletes conferred Biju Patnaik Sports Award

Prominent woman athlete Purnima Hembram was today conferred with the prestigious Biju Patnaik Sports Award while Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also felicitated six other Odia girls, who participated in the Rio Olympics, on the National Sports Day

Odisha announces Rs 3 lakh reward for Purnima Hembram

The State government today announced a cash reward of Rs three lakh for Purnima Hembram, who won a medal for India in the women's Heptathlon event in the 8th Asian Athletics Championship held in China

Heptathlete Purnima Hembram to get Ekalabya Puraskar

Odisha’s heptathlete Purnima Hembram will be awarded with the prestigious Ekalabya Puraskar for the year 2013, announced Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust (IMPaCT) here on Sunday