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  National Games: Odisha win 1 gold, 2 bronze medals
30 Sep 2022

Odisha bagged three medals today at the 36th National Games 2022 which is being held in different cities in Gujarat. The three medals include one gold and two bronze. Odisha captured the gold medal in womens rugby sevens, trouncing Maharashtra 22-0 in the final match.

Earlier in the semifinals, Odisha women stunned National champions Bihar 12-10. Odisha women rugby team reached the semifinals, defeating Kerala 64-0, Chandigarh 53-0 in group league and Gujarat 74-0 in the quarterfinals. But Odisha mens rugby seven team failed to live upto expectations as they finished seventh.


Odisha won both the bronze medals in weightlifting and that too by women. Sneha Soren secured the first medal for the State with a bronze in 49kg class. She lifted 73kg in snatch and 96kg in clean & jerk for a total of 169kg. Olympic silver medallist Mirabai Chanu (Manipur) grabbed the gold in this weight category, while silver went to Sanjit Chanu (Manipur).

Pramila Krisani gave Odisha the second bronze, finishing third in 55kg weight category, lifting 70kg in snatch, 97kg in clean & jerk for a total of 167kg. The gold and silver in this weight class were bagged by Ranibala Devi (Manipur) and Veerjeet Kaur (Chandigarh) respectively.

Odisha male weightlifter Muna Nayak secured the silver medal in 61kg class with a total lift of 255kg (snatch 108kg, clean & jerk 147kg). But the medal went to his employers Services Sports Control Board (SSCB).

ODISHA WOMEN RUGBY SEVENS TEAM: Bhagyalaxmi Barik, Rajani Sabar, Manjulata Pradha, Hupi Majhi, Tilottama Sahoo, Parbati Kisku, Dumuni Marndi, Sanjukta Munda, Subhalaxmi Barik, Parbati Hansdah, Tarulata Naik, Nirmalya Rout. Coach: Manas Kumar Jena, Manager: Upendra Kumar Mohanty, Physio: Soumyasri Mishra.
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TOP: Players, officials and support staff of Odisha Women Rugby Sevens Team pose after winning gold medal at the 36th National Games in Ahmedabad, Gujarat on 30 September 2022.
RIGHT: Odisha woman weightlifter Sneha Soren lifts her way to silver medal at the 36th National Games in Gandhinagar, Gujarat on 30 September 2022.


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