Amiya, Srabani steal show

Bhubaneswar: Orissa athletes dominated the sprint events as Amiya Kumar Mallick and Srabani Nanda won gold medals in their respective events of the 57th National Senior Inter-State Athletic Meet at Acharya Nagarjuna University Ground in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, Sunday.

Amiya took the top honours in the men’s 200 metres with a timing of 21.65 seconds on the second day of the competition. Vipin Kumar of Manipur clocked 21.85 seconds to bag the silver medal. Praveen from Haryana secured the third position with a timing of 22.01 seconds to clinch the silver medal.

In the women’s 200 metres Srabani emerged champion with a timing of 24.18 seconds. Giri Anwesha Roy Pradhan of West Bengal clocked 24.37 seconds to finish runner-up.  Her statemate Sonia Baisya bagged the bronze medal with a timing of 24.85 seconds.

However Manoj Kumar Moharana of Orissa failed to win any medal. With two more medals, Orissa’s tally increased to three including two gold and one silver. Jauna Murmu had won a silver medal in the women’s 400 metres Saturday.

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